/// Monday April 20 ///

It’s show day! Come along for a drink and a superb bit of dinner anytime from 7pm if you’re not coming for the networking. There’s an ace menu on of fresh, home-cooked, seasonal produce, with something for everyone – whether you’re a T-Rex or a Adeopapposaurus. The menu will be up on here when it’s ready… and of course, the absolute best in artists you somehow don’t know about, but should do! RSVP@Karouselmusic.com for entry – feel free to ask for plus1’s, plus 4’s etc. Or take a chance and just turn up – we’ll always try and fit you all in…

/// IDA WENØE ///

It is a rare miracle to come across a cave so rich in jewels as the one beneath Ida Wenøe’s ribcage. Clash Magazine‘s description of her sound as being “bewitching acid folk with a deeply personal edge…” and Paul Lester’s comments in The Guardian that she “sounds like the young narrator of her own magical-malevolent fantasies…” line the tape heads up nicely. While she has an obvious appreciation of Americana, her sound is very definitely laced with more British undertones: the kind of sound Edward Woodward might have heard downstairs in the local inn had the Wicker Man been filmed in a remote Danish village, while Sarah Lund scoured for clues in her jumper. Like the best of the Nordic Noir leaving the Danish mainland, the recordings are at once both sonically pure and grimy; there’s a shared loneliness that makes you feel that you’re not at all; and all the while there is an honesty to the songwriting that tugs at your sleeve. While her grasp of English is second nature, there’s some of those intriguing turns of phrase that only a heart that dreams in another language can weave. While still fronting the much-feted Boho Dancer, last year saw a successful collaboration with Dangers of The Sea, a series of sold out supports in Denmark with Teitur, and a spate of tremendously well received shows both in London and at The Great Escape in Brighton. Now, with a deep breath in her crystal lungs those two brilliant, oxidised copper green eyes are flickering across the mixing desk once more as she finalises her debut solo record Time Of Ghosts, reunited with producer Jonas Tranberg who recorded Boho’s first EP. As Carsten Holm at Danish Radio P6 Beat put it, “she has an icy, almost Icelandic timbre. I haven’t heard this in any other Danish artist… an incredibly strong vocal…” God Is In The TV Zine went on to say her voice “boasts angelic notes which can often leak her endearing Danish roots…”

/// LAIL ARAD ///

With a knack for intelligently constructed lyrics and a presentation that’s steeped in beat-era class, London-born Lail’s first album Someone New made some real headlines in France and Germany. The single, Everyone is Moving to Berlin, soundtracked many a hipster’s migration
experience. After a long time touring – opening for Herman Dune, Jeffrey Lewis and sharing a stage with Devendra Banhart – Lail co-produced her second record, The Onion, between NYC and Geneva. A preview track, Lail’s love song to Leonard Cohen, was released for his 80th birthday last autumn. The new album is set for release this summer – listen out for the first single Milo, currently circling the airwaves.

Sparky melodies and lyrics full of warm wit and wry domesticity – TimeOut

Sprightly, feather-light and witty – The Financial Times

Your next favourite singer-songwriter” – Womad

A beautiful love song to Leonard Cohen – Paper Mag


Malvern four piece The White Feather Collective are something of an unknown quantity, but we’re always excited when an artist who’s played our nights before gets in touch in a fever about a band they’ve shared the bill with. Describing themselves as a Surf/Psych band, there are some very clear Doors, Black Keys, Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac references going on, and from the video for single ‘Cross Road Shootout’ we’re pretty sure they’re going to be real crowd pleasers. With a little Byrds glitter about a couple of the tunes, you can imagine them fitting very nicely on a bill with a band like The Strypes. Always good to unearth something that sets the war drum thumping before everyone else has their banners up… we’re insanely excited about seeing these guys after snooping about and listening online…