24 Jan 2011

TOW on 6 Music - Agnes Obel and Saint Saviour

Every week TOW plays two songs for the brilliant Tom Robinson on his BBC 6 Music Introducing show... here are our picks from this week's show:

Agnes Obel - Close Watch 

Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel's startlingly beautiful cover of John Cale's 1983 track I Keep A Close Watch, from her debut album Philharmonics released in October last year on PIAS. She's new to TOW, yes ok... we're a bit slow on the uptake sometimes...! Download the track for free here: 

   Agnes Obel - Close Watch by PIASGermany

Saint Saviour - The Other Woman

You'll have to listen again to Tom's show to hear Becky Jones' AKA Saint Saviour's stunning cover of Nina Simone's The Other Woman. The singer-songwriter and Groove Armada frontwoman recorded the version especially for The Other Woman Podcast. Listen again to our lovely interview with Becky (and that track) here:


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17 Jan 2011

TOW on 6 Music - Mrs Pilgrimm & Legends of Flight

Every week TOW plays two songs for the brilliant Tom Robinson on his BBC 6 Music Introducing show... here are our picks from the last two shows:

Mrs Pilgrimm - Sheets

Just one woman and her cello, influenced by 'family, words and the heroine's journey'. Mrs Pilgrimm you are speaking TOW's language! The cellist, singer and poet has been quietly plotting her global takeover these passed few years, and it seems that Team Pilgrimm are gearing up for quite a year in 2011. Fresh from being selected to attend a BBC Introducing masterclass, an album is on the cards SOON. Mrs Pilgrimm would be a welcome addition to a quiet stage on a sleepy Sunday afternoon at a festival don't you think? Festival programmers take note!


TOW received an email from Laura Campbell, frontwoman of Legends of Flight, introducing the band and their monthly live music night in Liverpool. When this happens and the result is some fantastic music, it makes us quite smug as to the ease of our job! There are 3 in the band and they say 'we write songs about vampire shops, conker boys, being captured by seagulls, memories of lost days, lost love, lost birds and stolen shoes'. There should be an EP out in 2011 and if the songs on their myspace are anything to go by it's going to be a gem. The next Friend or Foe night is at the Gustaf Adolf Kyrka Swedish Church in Liverpool on the 28th Jan, and Laura tells us they've booked Hannah Peel for one of their night's too. Good times! 

10 Jan 2011

TOW on 6 Music - Glass Cake and Daughter

Every week TOW plays two songs for the brilliant Tom Robinson on his BBC 6 Music Introducing show... here are our picks from the last two shows:

Glass Cake - Endless Summer:
Michelle Shofet is a Californian who makes dreamy, clever, bedroom pop - there's also a fantastic cover of Madonna's Like A Prayer. It's all a free download at her Bandcamp too - gotta love that...

Daughter - Tomorrow:
Thanks (as always) to the brilliant Wears The Trousers blog for tipping TOW onto Elena Tonra, or Daughter, as she is now known. She's been picked to play HMV's Next Big Thing in a few weeks which makes us think there's still hope! HMV have picked someone with a beautiful voice, a fine ear for melody and head for lyrics, bring on more Daughter. Head to her myspace page and you'll see how you can download a free EP.

9 Jan 2011

MADAM joins Piney Gir and Paper Dollhouse for 13 Feb gig!

TOW is proud to announce that Madam will be playing a solo acoustic set for our Loves Me Not anti-Valentines gig on Sunday 13th February...! Madam AKA singer songwriter Sukie Smith and her band have just released their second album Gone Before Morning. Here she is performing Call America from her last album In Case Of Emergency:

The Other Woman celebrates LOVES ME NOT! An anti-Valentines day long event, bring your broken heart and drown your sorrows at The Horatia... dance along to Piney Gir's latest single from her new album Jesus Wept, Lucky Me (she's launching it with us don'cha'know)...Here's the video for her first single from the album, 40 Days and Nights:

and newbie Paper Dollhouse, who will be playing her spooky folk tunes and telling tales with some beautiful visuals too. Astrud Steehouder is also the lead singer of The Rayographs.

The lovely Broken Hearts will be deejaying for us and we'll have stalls from Gabberdashery and cakes and treats from For Book's Sake.

Pop it in your diary and join us... The Horatia is a lovely pub to snuggle down into on a Sunday afternoon, pies, beers and great music, sounds about right for a wintry February night!

It's equidistant from Holloway Road tube on the Piccadilly line and from Highbury & Islington on the Victoria.