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Kick The Plug 3rd September 2008 – Sons of Noel & Adrian + Blacklands + Stanton Delaplane

Hello, we’ve had a bit of facelift both blog-wise and flyer-wise now that Kick The Plug has now moved to the Wilmington Arms.

Hope you like it.

Here’s our first line-up in the new place:

Sons of Noel and Adrian
Closely resembling a giant centipede in motion Sons of Noel and Adrian grew up in the midlands with many like-minded musical folk. A couple of years ago they moved to Brighton to gather more legs and are now a fully formed outfit with sometimes as many as ten members or as few as five.

The music is acoustic and falls loosely into the progressive folk niche. At the core are Jacob and Toms tumbling guitars, joined by a colourful host of other instruments to create music that ranges from Shanty to Schoenburg, from deep underground to just above the surface and muses on whether excess can make you a better person and what’s to do when your credit’s all used up and there’s nowhere to go.

Renowned illustrator Al Murphy’s latest musical project is a favourite of ours and he returns to check out the new venue with a slightly smaller band for a more intimate show. Expect songs about baying wolves, sinking ships, moons and death, with a few chuckles thrown in for good measure.

Stanton Delaplane
Stanton has been playing solo developing his own live sound based around vocal loops and finger picked acoustic guitar. He now also incorporates a looped euphonium and music box as well as the odd bit of banjo and when I saw him in Bristol had a marvelous use of a french horn (although it may have been a Tuba, I’m not so hot on brass instruments).

As ever, Tom and I will be playing music between sets to keep your minds from wandering too far and this time we’ll be being joined by Dale Grundle of The Sleeping Years who’ll be bringing a choice selection of songs for your entertainment.

Should be an excellent night, hopefully see you all there.

here’s a flyer and Map should you want either of them;
Kick the plug 3/9/08

Kat Flint + Al Murphy + Katie Malco 8th May 2008
March 11, 2008, 3:15 pm
Filed under: Al Murphy, Blacklands, Catch, Kat Flint, Katie Malco, neednowater records


Hope you had fun last time, we certainly did. The next Kick the Plug is…

Thursday, May 8th, 2008
22 Kingsland Road

And yes, there will be cakes and badges again. Here’s the line up:

Kat Flint

Kat Flint

Here’s her myspace so you can check her out for yourself:

Kat was raised in the chilly northern climes of Aberdeen and came of age in Edinburgh, but is now hundreds of miles from home and finding that splendid isolation is all the better for writing songs. She won the inaugral New Lyric Award, presented by Ray Davies and Channel 4’s Ideasfactory, and spent March 2006 touring the UK with Rough Trade’s folk darlings Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman, as chief tour support. Her debut release The Secret Boy’s Club EP, which was recorded in a living room on a shoestring, received great reviews and her new single is out on April 28th. The lo-fi folk-pop of Kat Flint is exactly what Kick the Plug is about so we’re very excited to have her play.

Blacklands (Al Murphy)

Al Murphy

Playing with his full band with brand new material no less, Al rules! There’s a little taster of what you can expect here:

Splitting his time between London and Berlin, Al Murphy (or the Murphy Kid as he’s known to his friends) and band have been working under the Blacklands guise on and off for a while. They’ve now decided that musings on baying wolves, sinking ships, moons and death are exactly what the public needs in 2008 and have a single release planned in the summer to that end. Comparisons to Elliot Smith are bound to arise, but Blacklands have a sound of their own that’s well worth seeing.

Katie Malco
Katie was born in Edinburgh and is currently based in Brighton. While wowing all and sundry with her soothing poppy vocals, she plays a right-handed guitar upside down and while not playing solo she’s part of the excellent Alice Room.

“Few will write a tear-stained love song; and even less will make it sound as spine-chillingly beautiful as Katie Malco…she maybe a woman scorned but she still delivers it with the voice of an angel.” – BBC

Should be a great one, hopefully see you there.