22/02/2014 Chris T-T & The Hoodrats, The Capybaras + Laura Cannell

Saturday 22 February 2014
Union Chapel - Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN.
Free Entry* | RSVP on facebook
Chris T-T website + video / The Capybaras + video / Laura Cannell + video

Winchester songwriter Chris T-T has been nonchalantly putting the world to rights and breaking hearts since 1998. He is equally at home riling the establishment with records like 9 Red Songs, exploring our capital city with his London album trilogy, or getting all lovelorn and sad on 2010's Love Is Not Rescue. With The Hoodrats in tow, 2013 saw the release of his ninth album, The Bear, which is Chris at his most angry, his most comical, his most vital. The title track features on the 10th Anniversary Xtra Mile Recordings Singles Sessions 7" alongside To Kill A King. Whatever guise he's in, Chris' humour, left-leaning polemics and sensitivity can be heard through both his words and unaffected voice. A Twitter champion and a modest but exceptional songwriting talent, he is truly a significant voice of modern Britain.

The Capybaras have a sense of justice and they're not afraid to use it. None of them being qualified international lawyers, they choose the next best thing to International Law: making a bloody racket about it. Amongst other things, their latest album Stropicalia takes you to the nub of the matter on international relations, intranational relations, internal relations, internalised relations, internal organs, external Hammond organs, passport control, telephone switchboards and flowers. So if you're in International Law school, or maybe medical school, and it's not working out, or you're just goofing off for an afternoon, some of your minutes would be wisely spent with The Capybaras. You are most welcome to their lovely, marvellous world.

Award winning fiddle and recorder player Laura Cannell has established herself as an innovative performer and explorer of early and contemporary music. For the past ten years she has toured extensively with the experimental folk and early music duo Horses Brawl, released four albums and a duo album with experimental harpist Rhodri Davies. She has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC4, ITV, Sky Arts and Resonance FM. At Daylight Music Laura will be performing music from her new solo project ‘Medieval Uprising’ which has just been awarded a grant from the Arts Council of England. Laura explores the spaces between ancient, improvised, traditional and experimental music, she performs live improvisations and atmospheric new interpretations based on fragments of medieval music from the 5th – 14th centuries using overbowed fiddle and double-barreled recorders.

*Entry to Daylight Music is free but we ask you consider giving a small donations (suggested donation £3.50) which we put towards the running costs and expenses of bring these bands (from all over the country) to the venue. Thank you for your support!