December 13th, The Workman’s Club
Tickets €12 on sale Wednesday Oct 19th available from www.theworkmansclub.com & Ticketmaster outlets Nationwide
Rozi Plain has been making music since her brother taught her a few chords on the guitar aged 13. Raised in Winchester, she spent a few years studying art and painting boats in Bristol, where she began working with long-term collaborators Kate Stables (This Is The Kit) and Rachael Dadd among many others on a thriving local scene. It was there that she made her first two albums, 2008’s ‘Inside Over Here’ and 2012’s ‘Joined Sometimes Unjoined’, each works of deliciously sad and beautiful pop full of heart-wrenching harmonies dotted with unexpected instrumental flourishes.
Rozi released her exquisite third album ‘Friend’ on Lost Map Records in May 2015. A spellbinding reaffirmation of the now London-based singer-songwriter as one of the most unique and original voices in UK alt-folk, ‘Friend’ features contributions from Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and members of Francois & The Atlas Mountains among many others.
Nowadays Rozi lives in London, but she doesn’t see her flat all that often because she tours a great deal year round. She has taken her joyous live show on the road around the UK, Europe and the USA, sometimes in partnership with alt-folk luminaries from Devendra Banhart to KT Tunstall and James Yorkston. She has appeared at festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude, End of the Road, Green Man and Iceland Airways. As a member of This Is The Kit, Rozi has also toured widely, including several dates around Europe opening for The National.
This year Rozi did shows in Ireland and played at the BBC 6Music Festival in February, went to SXSW in March, released a remix & live album, ‘Friend of A Friend’, on Lost Map in April, toured UK and Europe UK in May & June and did festivals throughout the summer. After taking part in Michelberger Music workshop & festival (curated by Bon Iver, Vincent Moon and Aaron Dressner) in Berlin this autumn, Rozi is looking forward to finishing her super-busy year with a few selected shows in Ireland and a special headline show in a new London venue Omeara in December.
Carriages are a new experimental folk two-piece made up of producer Harry Bookless (Little Xs for Eyes/Fearsome Floors remixes) and singer-songwriter Aaron Page (Water Cycle). Formed in 2012, Carriages have recorded from bedroom studios to the National Concert Hall, but some of their most exciting work is done outdoors, where Harry collects the found sounds from which he spins intricate beats andsoundscapes to accompany Aaron’s delicate songwriting and guitar work.
As their sonics move between the open spaces of nature and the studio, Carriages’ songs touch consistently on themes of movement and travel – on the everyday journeys we all undertake, however insignificant they may seem at first. By drawing out the music in the objects that surround us and setting it alongside traditional songwriting Carriages create a kind of new folk music that speaks to the modern world, as well as to the rich history of folk music.
Forests, beaches, abandoned rooms – these are the places from which Carriages draw their sounds. Listening to their music will take you there.