Emily Jane White + Douglas James + The Mountain Parade
Sat 4 September 2010 // 20:00
Sat 4th/ 8pm/ £7 advance
Emily Jane White conjures a haunted America from half-remembered folksongs, spooky crossroad blues and Edgar Allen Poe spirituals, singing songs that move with the stately, melancholic rhythms of a Gothic funeral. With a voice often compared to Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star or Chan Marshall of Cat Power, Emily's music has a dark beauty all its own.
Douglas James sings shanties from distant pirate shores and the bottom of the stormy ocean. Raucous and tender, euphoric and regretful by turns, his songs draw comparisons to the damaged majesty of Tom Waits.
The Mountain Parade make sweet-toned pastoral folk pop with ukuleles, banjos and joyous horns.