1 Feb 2011

TOW on 6 Music: Alice Gun and Sohini Alam

Pick 1 - Alice Gun - Not Made For This World

   Alice Gun - Not Made For This World (Single Edit) by ambiguousrecords

Alice Gun releases her first full length album on March 18th, Blood and Bones, on Ambiguous Records. TOW has been watching and listening to Alice for a few years now, from early singles The Swimmer and Blanket And A Box, a session on TOW on Resonance FM, a brilliant gig for Tom Robinson's Fresh On The Net festival to now... where we meet Alice poised to unleash her 'witch-rock' on the music industry. Spooky, beautifully rendered songs, a soundtrack to a rain-lashed moor in Bronte country and truly in a class of it's own.


Pick 2 - Sohini Alam - London Opens

   11 Nodir Kul(Bas Remix) by SohiniAlam

Sohini Alam was introduced to TOW by the South Asian Women's Creative Collective (SAWCC) along with some other fantastic singers we will be sprinkling on the blog over the coming months. Sohini sings Bangla music with an emphasis on Nazrul Sangeet - literally "music of Nazrul," which refer to the works of Kazi Nazrul Islam, the national poet of Bangladesh. Can you tell we just Wiki'd that? More on this subject soon as we intend to try and pin Sohini down for an interview one of these days!