Tomorrow We Sail + Songs For Walter + Nick Jonah Davis
To coincide with the release of their latest EP ‘Saturn’, a collaboration with poet Alexander Cummins, Tomorrow We Sail are excited to announce a series of dates across the UK in March and April.
Friday 27th March 2014
With support from Songs For Walter + Nick Jonah Davis
TOMORROW WE SAIL
Tomorrow We Sail is a group of seven musicians, based in Leeds, UK. Formed in 2009 they have spent the past six years developing their sound into what is now a vast landscape of billowing, reverb-soaked guitars, orchestral strings, piano, organ and multi-layered vocals.
Folk, slowcore, neo-classicism, minimalism, ambience, and post-rock are all apparent in the vast and winding soundscapes Tomorrow We Sail create. The music is slow-burning, creeping quietly into consciousness, the sonic terrain covered ensures the listener is held through a constantly moving orchestrated cavern of sound, with earnest melodies and harmonies drifting and falling all around.
The band’s debut album ‘For Those Who Caught The Sun In Flight’ was released worldwide on 10th February 2014 on Gizeh Records, and they are currently touring the UK
SONGS FOR WALTER
When it comes to family, many of us keep things close to our chests. But rather than keeping his kin hidden in a old dusty photo album, Songs For Walter’s Laurie Hulme is more likely to be found making a song about them. In particular his late grandfather Walter. One listen to the Songs For Walter EP and what you’ll hear is a stunning memoir of one extraordinary fellow and his strangely wonderful world.
You could call this EP the perfect tribute. Walter was a living, breathing story himself. From his much-loved caravan holidays in Scotland and Wales brilliantly depicted by Ukulele song ‘Tin Can’, to the bittersweet romance of lead-track ‘Meet Me At The Empire’ – a tale of Laurie’s grandparents’ first date to the Empire theatre – each song is like a yellowing polaroid taking you further into another chapter of Walter’s life.
Whatever is around the corner, Songs For Walter reminds us that essentially, life is sweet; but not your bog-standard Werther’s Original.
NICK JONAH DAVIS
Nick Jonah Davis is a solo guitarist from Nottingham, England. Nick’s music, which has been described as ‘a highly spirited series of wordless tales‘, draws on the modal tunings and freewheeling spirit of British trailblazers such as Bert Jansch and Nick Drake, as well as pre-war blues and the ever deepening post-Takoma tradition. Critically acclaimed as ‘a formidable guitarist‘, delivering ‘a high-wire act that very few guitarists could pull off‘, Nick has released two albums with the seminal American label Tompkins Square Records. He was featured on the fourth volume of their ‘Imaginational Anthem’ compilation series as well as their Michael Chapman tribute album. Nick has shared bills in the UK, Europe and the USA with the likes of Alasdair Roberts, James Blackshaw, Michael Chapman, C Joynes, Steffen Basho-Junghans, Jozef van Wissem, Alexander Turnquist, Max Ochs and Eric Carbonara. He performed at the 10th Annual New York Guitar Festival and continues to play shows in the UK and Europe.