Sufjan Stevens – End of the Road

I’m very excited to hear that End of the Road have done what I was never able to do – they’ve booked Sufjan Stevens for their festival this year! I tried from 2005 to 2011 (when Danny and I moved on) to get him for Green Man. If I had known of him in 2003 when we started the festival, I would have been trying from that moment!

Anyway, congratulations End Of The Road – an amazing line up this year. It’s Sufjan’s first UK festival appearance. War on Drugs, (who I did manage to book a couple of times for Green Man – I think I had them for their first UK festival actually, back in 2008), Tame Impala, Future Islands and plenty more make for a super fresh and exciting line up…

Here’s an early Sufjan clip, looking forward to September already :)

Tobias Jesso Jnr ‘How Could You Babe?’

Getting the winter blues? Just watch this video, I swear you’ll start to feel the sun warming you up…

Milk in Reading Tonight!

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Getting super excited about tonight’s launch party in Reading at Milk. We’re on at 8pm and it’s free entry, hopefully see you there!

Here’s ‘Dying Kiss‘ from last Friday in Bethnal Green as a little teaser…

‘Driven Away’ Live From The Brewery!

Thanks so much to everyone who came last night – we had an absolute blast. In case you missed it – here’s how we finished the set!

‘9 By 7′ is out now and available from all good digital stores!

Sleater – Kinney ‘No Cities To Love’

Jeez. How can you not love this? How can you not love ‘Portlandia’? I wish I was part of this gang :) Can’t quite see it working in Reading or Guildford though.

 

‘9 by 7′ reviews & parties

‘9 by 7′ Reviews

‘Her second solo album leans towards her folkier side – but fills out the sound with bewitching electronic percussion and lovely guitar leads.’ The Sunday Times / Essential New Releases.

‘The album we hoped Beth Gibbons might’ve made if she’d ever followed up her Rustin Man project – which is high praise indeed’ Uncut

‘Bartlett’s voice has the pitch and crystal clarity of The Sunday’s Harriet Wheeler’ Q

‘Bartlett ploughs a narrow furrow, but she does it with compelling conviction’ Mojo

‘Fans of Nick Drake and Beth Orton should investigate’ The Daily Express

‘Her beautiful, clear as a mountain stream vocals, float deliciously over sweet instrumentation, making this a really glowing release. The Crack Magazine

 

My new album ‘9 by 7′ is finally released this Monday (January 12th). I’m delighted with the reaction it’s been getting from the press!

If you’d like to pre order it, you can here: (iTunes)

I’ll be playing live with my band at a few launch parties over the next Month or so.

 

First up – Friday 16th January at the Redchurch Brewery in Bethnal Green. Free entry.

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And finally, a lunch time gig on Saturday 21st February at the Union Chapel in Islington.

I’ll be adding more dates soon.

These are the two videos from the album, both directed by Jason Glenister.

Dying Kiss:

Highway Found:

It would be great to see you at one of the parties – if not, hopefully soon at more dates to be added!

Jo x

 

 

Launch party in a brewery!

My new album, ‘9 x 7′ is released on January 12th. Myself and the band will be playing a few launch parties, the first is at the Redchurch Brewery in Bethnal Green on January 16th, it’s free entry….

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