Living Body are back in Derbados and at Dubrek Studios to boot! Their floaty awesomeness is built to draw you in to a wonderfully serene lull as the five piece breeze onwards with their set. Stoked to have them return to our little DIY venue!
Living Body is Leeds-based Chicagoan Jeff T. Smith (f.k.a. Juffage) with longtime collaborators Katie Harkin (Sky Larkin, Sleater-Kinney, Courtney Barnett, Wild Beasts) and Tom Evans (Vessels). Rising from the ashes of their acclaimed ‘Sonic Cauldron’ concert at Left Bank Leeds, the group is now augmented by additional members Alice Rowan (Mayshe-Mayshe), Sarah Statham (Crake, Fig by Four, Esper Scout) and Sean Westall (itoldyouiwouldeatyou).
Following their evolution into a live band in summer 2016, the group has toured extensively throughout the UK, EU and North America, including performances at SXSW, Canadian Music Week, Tramlines, Sŵn, ArcTanGent, and Carefully Planned festivals, with sessions for BreakThru Radio and Daytrotter. Their debut LP ‘Body Is Working’ was received favourably by BrooklynVegan, Stereogum, Exclaim!, Drowned In Sound, the Skinny, God Is In The TV, and Louder Than War, with airplay on BBC 6 Music and Amazing Radio, among others. Expanding on the need for music to bring joy into the lives of others, and Smith’s fascination with the contortion of the pop song into a uniquely imaginative and immediate form, Living Body aims to exist in a world of skin and information overload in 2019.
Praise from Caesar and other respected leaders;
“More than adequate proof of both their political intent and their rejection of genre constraints … worth keeping an eye out for into 2017 and beyond.” – Drowned in Sound
“Living Body are THE most exciting thing happening in the UK music scene for me at present.” – the Skinny
“Body is Working is a fascinating curio of an album, and quite beautiful in its complexities.” – God Is In the TV Zine
Shelley from Finance
Moderately and quietly prolific with involvement in a multitude of bands, Shelley from Finance is a solo project that pushes our local accountant in new performance directions. Using a ukulele, looper pedal, glockenspiel and vocals, Shelley gives us honest, personal lyrics and observations as well delicately exposed on stage banter.
Myles Knight and his Band
Opening the night will be Myles Knight, acoustic wonder horse from that there Nottingham up the road.
Myles is a Nottingham born Singer/Songwriter, who has been described as a ‘Quick Witted’ and a ‘Stellar’ Songwriter with a ‘Distinctive Tone’. Occasionally accompanied by his band, he provides a fusion of Indie Rock vibes with Blues undertones.
With hundreds of gigs under his belt Myles is no stranger to the world of Music. With personal lyrics accompanied by catchy melodies, his song’s hit the hearts of many.
Myles’ debut single ‘Black And Blue’ is available now on all platforms.
Dubrek Café and Dubrek Studios
Dubrek Studios has a relaxed outside seating area at the rear of the building, a well-stocked bar serving until 11pm. Kitchen will be closed/no hot food for this gig, but you can snack it up on chocolate, crisps, ice-cream and more! :p