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Issue 36 - Feb 2012

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44 INDIE / ROCK ALBUM OF THE MONTH Our Verion of Events Emeli Sande Issue 36 / FEBRUARY 2012 GUESTLIST RECOMMENDS SEASFIRE Bristol's answer to The Weekend with an infusion of Radiohead - no wonder SEAS- FIRE are tipped for big things. The Scottish singer/songwriter has gone from writing songs for other people to being this year's BRIT Critic's Choice of the year. Her album shows everyone exactly why she is one to watch for 2012. The summer of 2011 was huge for Emeli Sande. Her first single, "Heaven" was a huge hit, "Read All About It" which she produced with Professor green went to number one, and recently, her second single "Daddy" has been getting major airtime. Following a massive build up, we are happy to report that her eagerly awaited album does not disappoint. With slick production, poignant lyrics, ready to go anthems and a beautiful voice, Sande has delivered a debut that lives up to the hype, and then some. Taking inspiration from trip-hop, pop, indie, R&B and hip-hop, "Our Version Of Events" sounds amazing and Sande's skill as a lyricist is espe- cially highlighted on tracks "Where I Sleep, Daddy" and "Mountains". This is not just an album of the artist du jour, it is a debut that marks the beginnings of a long and successful career for Sande. Influential music blog The 405 compared SEASFIRE's lo-fi atmospheric sounds to music blog darling The Weekend and alternative rock veterans Radiohead. With such heavyweight comparisons being attached so early on, SEASFIRE have a lot of hype to live up to. Rest assured, though - they do. Bristol has always been a hub for the melancholic and introspective side of the music scene. Back in the 90s it was home to trip-hop legends Massive Attack and Portishead. The four lads comprising SEASFIRE started making music in a bedroom studio. They bonded over a mutual love for the 3 B's: Buckley, Bunnymen and Burial. With such influences, it's no wonder that SEASFIRE's music largely centres on the topic of love, its loss and the ensuing heartbreak. Perfect late night listening, SEASFIRE combine genres such as alternative, indie and r'n'b. Their first single, Falling, has been heralded by Mary Ann Hobbes as a "Game Changer", and support has been flooding in from XFM's John Kennedy, BBC6 Music and BBC Bristol. It's nice to see someone putting it out there and mixing it up from our side of the pond. For more info follow on twitter @seasfire. EVENT PREVIEW SUMMER CAMP @ SCALA 21ST FEBUARY INDIE TOUR SCHEDULE THE MACCABEES SCHEDULE Nostalgic pop duo come to King Cross' Scala to infect the crowd with their delicious indie pop. Summer Camp made a huge splash in 2011 with their infec- tious nostalgia-infused pop tracks. Beginning as a "hap- py accident", the duo, made up of Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey of small shows late last year, Summer Camp is now play- ing at King Cross' Scala on 21st February. With Sankey's powerfully sweet voice and Warmsley's fantastic musi- topped countless best of lists with their debut album "Welcome To Condale". After a string cal arrangements, Summer Camp's tunes will have you dancing in your seat! This London band are set to have a great 2012 with a third album "Into The Wild" that charted #4 in the UK album charts and the fantastic lead single "Pelican." To add to this amazing start to the year, the band are off on a huge UK tour in March, following some big dates in Europe. Saturday 3 March @ Dublin Academy Sunday 4 March @ Belfast Spring & Airbrake Monday 5 March @ Edin- burgh Picture House Wednesday 7 March @ Middlesborough Town Hall Thursday 8 March @ Not- tingham Rock City Friday 9 March @ Brighton Dome Saturday 10 March @ Leeds O2 Academy Monday 12 March @ Liver- pool Academy Tuesday 13 March @ Bristol Academy Wednesday 14 March @ Norwich UEA Friday 16 March @ South- ampton Great Hall Saturday 17 March @ Car- diff University Great Hall Sunday 18 March @ Wolverhampton Civic Monday 19 March @ Cam- bridge Corn Exchange

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