SESAC & Karousel Music East London Showcase
Thu 18 Apr
It’s the April installment of the Karousel Music x SESAC industry showcase!
++ Bloom ++
‘Astral space-pop worthy of Bjork’ – THE QUIETUS
‘Vibrant, dynamic indie pop to see you through the darkest times’ – THE GIRLS ARE
‘Complex and bittersweet’ – LINE OF BEST FIT
‘A blissful audioscape worth exploring. – ART NOISE
‘A sense of longing, reaching, hoping and emerging’ – BRIGHTON’S FINEST
‘What I will say is that it is rare that I feel so loved by music.’ – TWO TORN HALVES
‘The best of 80s-laced art pop – with just a hint of the weird.’ BRIGHTON NOISE
‘From the off – the joy is infectious’ – SOURCE MAG
Recommended If You Like Dirty Projectors, Stealing Sheep, Broadcast, Alt J…
Brighton’s harmonic electro-pop darlings Bloom are in the midst of recording album two following widespread critical acclaim for the first – entirely DIY – record where remarkably they had no team to speak off beyond their loyal fans. Co-fronted by telepathic, harmonising best friends Emily and Megan – Bloom make electronic folk pop using big beats, layered vocals and shimmering synths. Having been picked as one of the acts of 2017 by Richer Sounds Richer Unsigned, and fresh off the back of a live Abbey Road session in February, the new record pushes their ability for deceptive time signatures and intricate melodies all weaved together by lyrics that make you feel you had some best friends out there you never knew about.
++ Cat Burns ++
Cat Burns is an 18 year-old singer/songwriter based in South London. The Brit School graduate released her first EP at just 15 years old independently and within the first 24 hours it charted at number 11 in the Singer/Songwriter charts. Cat returned in 2018 with her new single Sober.
++ CALM ++
Originating from various parts of the UK and basing themselves in South London, CALM hit the internet in late 2018 with their debut track ‘VIVID’. Their sophomore single ‘WHAT YOU SAYING’ has received widespread acclaim and support from BBC Introducing, including plays on BBC Radio 6 Music. For lovers of early Verve, Longpigs, Stone Roses, EMF and Suede, this is absolutely for you. Ace new band.
++ ELLA ++
Empowering Pop Duo ELLA are identical twin sisters from Norway, singing upbeat catchy tunes you won’t be able to forget.
Soft Rock Cafe!
Thu 18 Apr
Do you like Soft Rock Music? Are sweet falsetto vocals and soulful beats your guilty pleasure? Then welcome to the Soft Rock Cafe at Paper Dress on Friday 17 May featuring the latest and greatest in live and pre-recorded Soft Rock, Soul and Bedroom Disco.
Performing live on the night..
Joel Sarakula (UK/AUS) plays Soulful Pop with Soft-Rock and Disco influences, looking out at a 70s tinged world through vintage glasses. He has travelled the world in search of his muse and performs a seemingly never ending run of shows. With personal tastes that span from the more avant-garde to soul and pop greats like Sly Stone and Hall & Oates, there are clear nods to contemporaries like Erlend Oye and Toro Y Moi in terms of ambition and style.
THE HIGHER PLANES
After having a bright idea, the Higher Planes went out one day and bought a cauldron. In it they added some boys and girls, some rock and roll rhythms, the leftovers from the night before’s Memphis soul stew, some harmonies, and some pagan eschatology. After pouring it all out into the middle of a stone circle during Samhain, they left to purchase assorted musical instruments, and educate themselves about their forms and potentials in order that they should travel and play throughout the land.
Having been locked away for the last few months getting new material together, Itchy Teeth are playing their first gig with a new lineup at the Soft Rock Cafe, before heading off to Germany for a mini tour to test out the new songs.
For fans of pop/rock!
Mr. Mellow (Germany)
Paul Milne (Green Seagull)
And we’re open til 2.30am so you can dance deep into the morning… softly.
RSVP to the event page and pick up an advance ticket here!
Thu 18 Apr
Super amazing fabulous elegant unusual and delightfully antique Spring stock just in…this stuff will get you drooling and heart swooning!
My trip north to Manchester Textile Fair last weekend was well worth the 5am start. As much as I love to wear fun prints from the 60s / 70s it’s the exquisitely designed frocks of the 20s & 30s that get me going!
Join us and delight in printed silk chiffons from flapper times, silk satin 30s gowns in crimson reds and an abundance of pastel slip dresses – perfect for the upcoming wedding season and heatwave that’s surely on the way!