28th September | Whispers & Hurricanes: Fear Of The Forest, Hazel Iris, Yvonne McDonnell

Join us for an evening of mesmeric sounds and multi-instrumental wonder a Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch. £6 advance                                                                       secret discount tickets £8 on the door ——————– Fear Of The Forest A mystical ensemble led by dulcimer, voice and hurdy-gurdy, who enthralled us all at their album launch at New River Studios last year. Formed in 2012 and fronted by Kate Arnold on hammered dulcimer, violin and vocals, the band combines influences from English and French folk, Middle Eastern and even classical music to create a sound that has been described as ‘punk baroque’. Minor keys, medieval harmonies and irregular yet insistent rhythms are defining features, and the underlying energy of the percussion is offset by the hypnotic, mysterious qualities of the dulcimer and vocal textures that range from the raw to the ethereal. Kate has recently worked with Lisa Knapp, Doudou Cissoko and Daemonia Nymphe, and was previously a member of Sergeant Buzfuz, Paul Hawkins and the Awkward Silences, and Seventh Harmonic. “A clash of occident and orient, of exotic arabesque and pastoral folk threads, of medieval and modern, the classic and the classical, of dark intensities and frivolous jauntiness.” – Dancing About Architecture ——————– Hazel Iris A Californian songwriter who creates gorgeous indie folk with pop quirks and lavish harmonies. Her music has started to garner attention around the London circuit and has featured on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6, Radio X Frankfurt...