Launch party for Stephen Evens' new album "Employee of the Month"
Stephen Evens is a songwriter who spent most of his days touring here and there with minor indie celebrities. He has for now shunned the tourbus lifestyle for a wander through his own songbook for a change. Armed with a battered guitar, a casiotone and a few pedals Stephen presents songs that mix the likes of Yo La Tengo & Ivor Cutler with broken friendships and human error.
He also finds himself lucky enough to be accompanied by these fine musicians when they stars aline and the cards are favourable.
Jon Clayton - Keyboards & Drums
Nick Howiantz Jnr. - Bass & Drums
The songs are beautiful and the words are horrible. I don't know why you don't think that's a good thing.
JEMMA FREEMAN AND THE COSMIC SOMETHING
South London band The Cosmic Something is the joint mission of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jemma Freeman, bass player and producer Mark Estall and drummer Hamid Mantu (Furniture, Transglobal Underground)
Known previously for their song writing and guitar work with dreamy psych band Landshapes (Bella Union) and new wave art band The Fcks (who were fcking great), Jemma has taken these two approaches and tinged them with energetic glam rock.
Lush guitar tones and introspective psychedelic lyrics brought together with unbounded energy and urgency. The music presents their own unique strength and pulls together themes of secret worlds, hidden agendas, apathy and anxiety. Jemma’s sonorous voice tells the story of unravelling completely and tying yourself back up again.
SGT DUKESource: Windmill Brixton website