We are delighted to launch our first Loose Lips live session, signalling a new series of events, now happening on the penultimate Friday of every month, at New River Studios in Manor House.
As I'm sure you have guessed, the events will be revolved around live performance, ranging from live electronics to Hip-Hop, singer-songwriters and an array of wonderful bands.
Each event will be raising donations for a different charity. For March's event, we focus on Himaya, a non-profit organisation who conduct fantastic work to fight against child abuse in Lebanon.
Free entry, donations encouraged.
- IAMDDB & INKA
IAMDDB is a Manchester raised vocalist, vibe-maker and creative force who has been hypnotising her online audience since lacing her own take on a Flying Lotus beat 'JAZB' less than a year ago. Over the past 12 months she has been crafting her self-named sound of Urban Jazz whilst exploring her neo-soulesque niche.Her most recent single ‘Leaned Out’ receiving high demand from DJ’s and National Radio including Capital FM, BBC 1 Radio and BBC 1XTRA. The visuals also featured on Channel 4’s 'Four to the Floor’ showcasing emerging UK talent and a glimpse of youth culture. Her debut project dropped mid-December and has made movements all across the globe, with her online audience constantly growing, 2017 is the year for the next wave: IAMDDB.
The soulstress has also just released a track with DNB master Lenzman - .
Her producer is the amazing Inka, a Manchester born musician, producer who infuses soft dubstep, elements of soul and jazzy electronic production to create his colourful spectrum of sound. Since releasing his debut EP this year he has been making waves on the underground scene and working on new material. His recent collaboration ‘Leaned Out’ with soulstress IAMDDB explores his new sound and made it on Channel 4’s FourToTheFloor with Madam X.
- BELLE BENHAM (The Left Rib/WotNot Records)
Belle Benham is a singer, musician and producer with a sound all of her own. A solo artist who has collaborated with artists as diverse as Quest (Deep Medi), K15 (Eglo), Johnny Tomlinson (Bonobo) amongst many others. Together with Amnesty International, Belle curated a compilation called ‘Untold Songs’ feat Vula from Basement Jaxx and Ursula Rucker The roots amongst many others before in 2014, releasing the ‘Lapwing’ EP via WotNot Records. Both releases received credible airplay and reviews from the likes of Rinse FM, NTS, BBC 6 Music, Trap Magazine, Hyponik and Stamp The Wax. Dubbed by Sabotage Times as ‘one to watch’, Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) described Belle’s vocal style as “daringly atonal’ and ‘a pleasure’, whilst artists including Heidi Vogel and Ursula Rucker have also praised her rich timbre and fragile tone. Her latest project The Left Rib gathered radio support from The Selector, 6 Music, NTS, Amazing Radio, Hoxton FM. Press coverage from XL8TR ('Corporeal is moody and seductive'), Exclaim (' The Left Rib are ones to watch'), Soundcrash ('A hugely exciting duo') Goldierocks `('A dream collaboration..It is so powerful..it is the kind of music you want to listen to in a dark room with headphones on'), Watch the Hype ('an atmospheric whirlpool of water soundscapes'), Going Solo ('Mesmerising'), Barricade Radio, Nowamuzyka ('angelic vocals..intriguing and distinctive').So far we have had radio support from The Selector, 6 Music, NTS, Amazing Radio, Hoxton FM. We have had press coverage from XL8TR ('Corporeal is moody and seductive'), Exclaim (' The Left Rib are ones to watch'), Soundcrash ('A hugely exciting duo') Goldierocks `('A dream collaboration..It is so powerful..it is the kind of music you want to listen to in a dark room with headphones on'), Watch the Hype ('an atmospheric whirlpool of water soundscapes'), Going Solo ('Mesmerising'), Barricade Radio, Nowamuzyka ('angelic vocals..intriguing and distinctive').
- NOSTALGIA OF MOTHERSHIP
Nostalgia of Mothership landed straight into the turntables, airwaves and feet of 2016, fusing funk, rock, electronica and disco into an irrestistible interstellar overdrive of sound and vision.
A cosmic collision of creative hearts and forces from every walk of London's musical universe, the NOM rocket launched in an explosion of broken beats, wah wah guitars, psychy synths and vocals lasered in from galaxies far far away at Glastonbury 2015, leaving only trails of space dust behind.
Backed by a band of glitter-faced musicians from a planet yet undiscovered, Fi Mcluskey and Josh Caffe take the unsuspecting audience of earth to the music of their mothership, by Milky Way of George Clinton's pyschedelic pioneers, Prince's purple reign, and splashing down in a Supernova for the modern future.
A new mothership has landed!
- WESLEY RUSSELL - London Debut
Wesley Russell is an experimental and versatile multi-instrumentalist. Wiith ever-changing interests, Wesley produces an extremely dynamic musical library. Genres vary from Singer/songwriter style, through Jazz exploration, Rock/Blues, Jazz/Hip-Hop/Soul to heart-felt piano compositions.
Current influences for his live performance include Tom Misch, Matt Corby, Bon Iver and Patrick Watson, although other artists like Snarky Puppy and Jacob Collier influence a more instrumental side of Wesley’s work.