Our weekly festival, every Tuesday from June to September, with hip hop collective The Age of Luna, female indie quartet Marine, and neo-soul singer Gabriela Eva and her ensemble.
THE AGE OF LUNA
The London-based group number Butch, his schoolmate Kyote Noir and singer/saxophonist Daniella Wizard. Each brings their own influences and sensibilities to the table, and the end results reflect not just the four different musical personalities but the blend of tradition and technology that saw them get together in the first place.
Despite their relative youth, the band has played over 100+ shows with festival plays at the likes of Glastonbury, Wireless, Secret Garden party + Live At Leeds previously. Their debut, self-titled album was out earlier this year to great acclaim and the band are busy working on new music due for release later this year.
"There's something softly devastating about Marine. They go about their business with an under-stated intensity, with their music - darkly infectious, fragrantly lucid - really seeping under your skin." - CLASH
“Submerging ethereal vocals and gentle guitars in an ocean of space.” NME
"Its instantly apparent how beautiful a collaboration Marine are; dreamy, rich, robust vocals... It's the musical equivalent of a creamy post-coital blush." Line of Best fit
London based group Marine have just released their debut album 'Fable Electric', via The Vinyl Factory after releasing beguiling single 'Mount Olympus' & 'Sirens'.
‘Fable Electric' is an album that brims with exploratory wonder and bridges the gaps between spectral pop, dreamy grunge and ambient folk, whilst lyrically exploring ancient tales of mythology and the underworld. Since forming in 2014, the band - made up of Cara Sebastian (Vocals & Guitar), Beth Dariti (Bass) and Kaja Magsam (Drums) - have been running their own show in their own way, touring across Europe and the UK and quickly building a cult following in both Berlin and London, whilst racking up support from tastemakers at BBC 6 Music and across the blogosphere.
After wowing crowds at Secret Garden Party, Shambala and more this summer, the band swim deeper into their own concepts to present their debut album, which was recorded at Grand Chapel Studios with esteemed producer Rob Ellis (Anna Calvi, PJ Harvey, Cold Specks).
Both wild and elegant, the record is framed by intuitive beats, bass hypnosis that playfully counters melody, and a deep love of contrast. The vocal lines braid together over hooky guitar lines in a complex plait of old and new, understated and operatic, light and dark. The songs of Marine crystallised from mythology and fables, mingling with personal words and emotions to form tales of the ordinary and extraordinary. Their songs reference the underworld, seal demons, mighty Kraken, werewolves, witches and Gods, and even question the very nature of storytelling itself.
A Curious Creature For Sound...
Gabriela Eva is a driven dyslexic dreadlocked Singer-Songwriter, originally from the East of England, who has now nested in Hackney, East London. Her 'future organic' aesthetic has spawned a strong and bold statement, both musically and through her collaborations with photographers, which are consistently visually distinctive and intriguing.
Having performed internationally in locations as diverse as Shanghai, Central America, Aisia and Europe, Gabriela is finally set to unveil her Debut E.P ‘Rise Up’, which drops 1st Feb 2018.
Her debut EP “Rise Up” is a fusion of neo-soul, alternative pop, indie and jazz. Although Gabriela began writing before reaching double figures, in the last 2 years she has finally found a producer who would take on her daring songwriting, and his name is Base Mosquito. First and foremost, Gabriela's phenomenal vocal skills bring the EP to life, while the fusion of live instruments and effect-ridden synths take each track to a new level of sonic interest.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Since our first season in 2013, our event at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden has always inspired audiences in a unique and thrilling way. This season of events captures the essence of a weekend rural festival in the centre of Dalston on a Tuesday evening.
The phenomenal surrounds of the garden combine with delicious pizzas from David Latto, and a supreme and ever-evolving roster of acts, to create a magical atmosphere which brings people together in a friendly and welcoming space.
It's a community of music-lovers, summer-lovers and life-lovers, joining to celebrate the warm months in a carefree and supportive atmosphere, with a compelling live soundtrack.
PLEASE NOTE that this is an outdoor concert which will go ahead regardless of the weather. Please bring appropriate clothing, including waterproofs if rain is forecast.