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DEBUT TRACK: ‘INTERNATIONAL DRINKING PARTY:’ ‘DESOLEE’
Little is known about International Drinking Party, but here is what is known..
Earlier this year, somewhere in a British university, a group of international students enrolled in the EU’s ERASMUS programme decided to form a band. Being resourceful and not wishing to provide vocals for their music themselves, they asked a Danish girl from the modern language department to provide some lyrics. She did so in French, because, as she puts it the French are “tellement chic”.

The resulting piece of forward-thinking new-wave post-punk thrash-electro house found its way to another student, studying at a different university thousands of miles away. He used it as a backdrop to a YouTube video he made of a shamelessly exuberant house party he hosted. The video has since had thousands of views, with so many requests for a track ID that the newly formed band had no choice but to think about releasing ‘Desolee’ to the world. And now, the time as come.

After finding its way into clubs around Europe, ‘Desolee’ will now be released on June 9th. Meanwhile, the anonymous collective behind International Drinking Party are continuing to revise for their exams (and working on a suitably monster follow-up track).

Press play on ‘Desolee’ and join the movement.
Becki Bx
DISCLAIMER PART – REMEMBER: don’t drink if you don’t want. AND drink responsibly and all that.. DON’T shoot the messenger. It’s important yo.. 
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INTERVIEW: #HAIR DIRECTOR SERGIO GIANNASSO #LONDON

Carpe Diem

An ohDearyme Interview with Sergio Giannasso by Becki Burrows

From: Puglia, Italy

Current location: Covent Garden, London

Current happiness levels out of 10: 11 (Becki: ‘ooh nice one!)

Favourite film: Dirty Dancing

Favourite musician: Giacomo Puccini

Favourite artist: Henri Matisse

Henri Matiss

Favourite book: Dark fire by C.J.Sansom

Dark Fire

 

Favourite colour: Fuchsia (Becki: google tells me that.. fuchsia is another name for magenta sometimes described as hot pink, reddish-purple, vivid pink and light purple).

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Brief synopsis: Owner & Creative Director of Giannasso Hair & Beauty

QUESTIONS:

You started out as an apprentice at 19 and spent five years blowdrying hair… and have trained and worked with some of the worlds biggest brands in the hairdressing industry – including Charles Worthington. I found you to be very down to earth and friendly – how do you keep your ego at bay in an industry like this?

By being myself and keeping my feet on the ground! I always remember my main goal is to please my clients whilst creating a great bond with them & maintaining professionalism.

What was it about styling hair that attracted you?

The art of it.

You run the self-titled shop Giannasso Hair & Beauty in Covent Garden – why London?

I feel it’s the heart of the world and not too far from home.

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Who are your style icons?

Italian film actress – Sophia Loren

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Actress Sophia Loren

You styled David Hasselhoff’s aka “The Hoff”‘s hair! How was he? Do you have a picture? Awesome!

He knew exactly what he wanted but took my professional advice.

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Sergio with David Hasselhoff @DavidHasselhoff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You love to bake at home  – and serve your special alcohol free recipes (Tiramisu) to your clients which is a lovely touch! What is it you love about baking?

I’m afraid you don’t bake tiramisu! (ME: Oops).. I love that unique touch. The recipe was passed on from my Grandma- it’s her secret recipe!

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There is only one store so far – do you see yourself expanding soon? I have big dreams & why not!

From my experience of your salon – your staff seem to be having a lot of fun, yet very professional – a warm and relaxing atmosphere – is this the Italian ethos? This is what I have always wanted with my salon, a professional but charismatic team- I think that’s what makes us special!

What styles in hair would you say, in your opinion, are hot right now?

For me ‘what’s hot right now’ doesn’t exist, it’s what should be tailored to you. I believe the hair cut has to work with you, not the other way round.

What do you enjoy about the creative process of styling?

Being able to emphasise the best features in my clients and bring out the best in them.

You are award winning tell us a little about those awards…

I get great satisfaction for being recognised for showing that special magic touch! We won best team/service at the London Hair and Beauty Awards 2016. I’m very proud to say we have just found out we won Gold for Best Hair Salon and Best Colour Technician, as well as, Silver for Best Hair Stylist of the year at this year’s British Hair & Beauty Awards 2017!

What else do you offer in store?

I like to think of the salon as a ‘one stop shop’. We offer a wide range of hair services, beauty treatments, make-up and also offer bridal packages.

You guys styled my hair really well – then I went home and tried to do it myself. With some rollers and er, some extra firm hairspray (I had to take my friends dog for a quick walk). Basically I’m rubbish at styling my own hair. Do you have any tips for me please? What am I doing WRONG?!? AAAAHHHH!

I always recommend to use the products advised by your stylist. It’s vital that you start your hair at the front/fringe as it makes it easier to get the style into place. The best tool to use at home is Velcro rollers as they give you great volume and bounce without damaging your hair, classic but effective!

What brands would you recommend for keeping my fabulous (and I do love it) new colour fresh?

I would recommend our new Silky Reloaded product. This is a take home product for you to use to bring back the tone that’s lost after washes to your hair.

You used the brand Silky – they are from Italy – my colour is still looking fab. Tell us more about them?

This colour range is fantastic for both vibrant shades and being kind to hair. With just 1% ammonia, Silky delivers great shine/condition and beautiful colour. I am really enjoying using them.

I am trying to avoid burning my hair – do you have any tips that might help in maintaining it’s health whilst I am swimming/sunbathing/styling?

I always recommend Neal & Wolf heat protection spray! Its light weighted so it does not kill the volume!

Neal Wolf

Neal Wolf

What do you love about your job? Being able to make people happy and feel confident whilst creating bonds and in some cases dear friends! It makes me feel special that I can do this.

What makes you happy? My love for life.

Do you have a quote that you live by? Carpe Diem (live in the moment).

What fashion styles are you enjoying at the minute? What do you predict for the future.. ? At the moment I love simplicity with colour. For the future I predict that fashion and sporting clothing will merge for every day wear, comfort but yet still fashion.

Best thing about London? The freedom

What are the styles like and how do they differ to the British styles in Italy?

I feel like the style in Italy is a little stuck in their ways. It’s very classical, impeccable and beautifully put together. Where as in Britain it may not always be perfectly put together but yet it can be unique, interesting and inspiring!

What would be your top tips for people who want to start out in the industry?

Be prepared for a long hard road, be patient, work hard and enjoy every step of the way!

You have worked on catwalks in Milan to styling models – what has been your favourite experience so far?

The excitement rush you get minutes before the runway starts…it only lasts a few minutes but its intense.

When you are styling someone I noticed you are studying them quite a bit- what are you looking for? As a Make-Up Artist (#mua) I always look at the complexion, eyes and face shape to what you’re wearing, to how you talk and the tone of your voice to determine what hair style/colour would suit you best. That’s why we never do a consultation with a gown on!

How do I say thanks in Italian? Grazie!

Visit Sergio’s salon in London at:

53 St Martins Lane

Covent Garden, London – WC2N 4EA

Sergio Giannasso


f.   : 0207 240 9973
e.  : bookings@giannasso.co.uk
w. : www.giannasso.co.uk

Twitter: @SergioGiannasso

Facebook: @SergioGiannasso

Pics of my new hair and the team below:

Grazie! And remember y’all Seize the Day! 

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Sergio Giannasso and Rob

Sergio Giannasso and Rob

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HAIR REVIEW: GIANNASSO HAIR & BEAUTY

You know what I can’t stand? Seeing a picture in a magazine – and thinking – ‘YES! THAT! That is an AMAZING style!’.

Cutting out a few examples.. taking them into a hairdressers full of hope and excitement. ‘I want that colour!’.

To receive a negative response.

‘Ohh. No. We can’t do that. That would take a while to get to that colour’. (hmm…can’t or can’t be bothered?)

‘Ok.. that’s ok!’ I usually reply despondently yet still with a bit of hope.

“Quite a long… long while.” the hairdresser usually adds.

“Plus your hair will probably break off or fall out and you’ll end up with a wig for the rest of your life”.

“Oh. Right..”.

Then I’m usually offered the colour book. And I’m shown the choice of browns. Dark brown. Or medium brown. Or! Maybe. I could go for a light brown.

It is at this point, that I sadly pick out a generic colour from the demonstration folder and succumb to what I like to call: STYLE CENSORSHIP. Folding up my magazine clippings forlornly.. sighing quietly to myself. oh Dear.

WELL!!!!!!!! THAT ALL CHANGED LAST WEEK!

BEFOREHAIRPIC

I walked in to Giannasso’s Hair & Beauty salon located in central London – Covent Garden and sat down in the chair to meet creative Director Sergio Giannasso. As I did.. I noticed the team all leaning in to listen. As I told him my hair desires and my struggles they all nodded in understanding. Perhaps that’s why they’re working here? I find myself pondering.

BEFORETWO“Perhaps a fringe?” Sergio suggests.

I look at him in horror and in a woeful and cringingly high voice reply with “I’ve just grown that out!”. Embarrassing.

“I want a bright colour though. Something creative. Different. Everytime I go in to a hairdressers on the high street they seem to just get you in and straight out – and nothing is different” I moan.

Sergio is peering at me and nods seemingly in understanding. He whisks out a gown and puts it around my neck.

“Well bella!” he declares. “We’re not like that here!” he says in a bold Italian accent, winking.

The team bustle around in an attempt to make me as comfortable as possible – Coffee? Tea? They smile.

Everyone is slightly on edge as London is on high alert, but getting on with things diligently.

I head downstairs. The studio has some good looking art displayed on the wall  – giving it a warm, bright and happy feeling.

The colour team start to lather some Silky colour into my hair. Sergio has chosen a bright red.

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“Right. Tiramisu Time!” Sergio declares. ‘Homemade!”

“Hasn’t it got alcohol in it?” I query. “Not this one!” he smiles! “it’s homemade!” he adds in again proudly. “Oh. Ok. Yes please then!”. A little of what you like an’ all that. And I’ve never tried Tiramisu so am not even sure if I like it. (I did).

 

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When it’s time to style, designer and Brazilian born Rob takes charge with the cutting and styling under Sergio’s direction.  As he finished cutting and blowdrying he starts to curl my hair.

Oh my god. I think to myself. I hate my hair wavy (I have wavy hair). It reminds me of this time when I was 15 and had a bad homemade perm. And everyone at school took the p*ss for weeks. It looked awful.

I decide not to voice my concerns and to trust the Creative team. I close my eyes and try to relax.

I open my eyes tentatively. And look at myself in the mirror. ‘OH! Wow! I love it!’ I delightedly exclaim. Which I have never said out loud in a hairdressers before.

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I don’t do bad reviews on this blog. I’d rather just not say anything. So if anyone is featured on this blog it’s because I believe they are good. Exceptional. Etc. 

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A lady (a regular to the salon) who is having her hair styled smiles over at me. ‘It looks great’ she shouts happily. And she gives me a thumbs up.

‘Thank you!’ I give Sergio a big hug (something I usually never do either but he has that friendly Italian air about him).

“I told you! You would get what you want here!” he says.

‘You proved that statement right” I reply bluntly admiring my new curls. Different.

As I bounce out of the salon, I hear Sergio talking to a different client. ‘Tiramisu! he is urging her – homemade!’

And I smile to myself. A truly special salon.

TO CONCLUDE:

For a positive experience.. I would definitely recommend a visit to Sergio’s hair team! Friendly (this is very important to me) creative, unique and artistic. They give the impression of caring about each individual client (and each other, which is nice to see) and for me customer service is important. I am definitely going back. If they let me back in!

Sergio (on the left and Rob on the right).

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A 5/5 experience. ‘Better than your average Joe’ as we sorta say here in England. 

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And on a different note. Did I tell you I met Louis Theroux yesterday? Picture HERE. My self hair styling was er.. not great..(it wasn’t planned! Ahem always be prepared an all that).. putting your work to shame Sergio!

Feel free to tweet Louis to urge him to er. Giz a job. I’m sure he’d love that. 😉

Next up on the blog! An interview with Sergio himself, Creative Director of Giannasso Hair & Beauty and tips on styling hair at home!

A short video diary of my life is here on Instagram:

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Right! Gotta go VOTE!

“Ciao for now” 😉

Be nice to each other.

Becki BXx

LINKS:

Sergio Giannasso:

WEBSITE: www.giannasso.co.uk

TWITTER:  twitter.com/sergiogiannasso

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/giannassohairandbeauty/

FACEBOOK:  www.facebook.com/SergioGiannasso/

Rob styled my hair using Neal Wolf products:

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ARTIST INTERVIEW: JAMES ROBERT WHITE

“Adaptability and creativity will become two of the most valuable character traits in the future. Nurture them”. James White and Adam Timlett

INTERVIEW WITH Artist: James Robert White 

Current location: Hackney

Current happiness levels out of 10: 7.5, it was 8.5 til the EE broadband ‘helpline’ came into my life and ruined my day.

Favourite film: Matthew Barney’s Cremaster series is one that affected me in a way that films generally don’t. It is very much an art narrative rather that a movie film but after 8 solid hours it did leave a few marks in my brain.

Favourite musician: It’s too hard to pin down, the way my mood changes its different every time I listen to anything.

Favourite artist: Da Vinci:- his attitude to creating is something I have always strived to emulate. The interdisciplinary range of work shows such a creative and engaged mind with the freedom to think, explore and incorporate in diverse fields of engineering and science as well as some of the most competent and sublime art that I have seen created.

Favourite book: Gorgias, by Plato. It’s basically a guide for winning any argument that you could get yourself into.  It really teaches you to burn orators with impunity.

Favourite colour:  White, But I am desperate to try out the new Black 2.0 (super black) by Semple I think. I am already working on a couple of ideas as are most artists I should imagine.

Favourite area of London? It’s whenever I come across anything new, something that’s just opened, popped up, put on or been built.

Favourite food? Place to eat? Thai, and I still haven’t found anywhere as good as Tre Veit on Mare st. And I’ve tried a fair few across London.

Favourite procrastination technique? Is defiantly thinking about what I should be thinking about, (art, science, meaning of life etc.) but not necessarily all at the same time.

Brief synopsis: 

James Robert White has worked as an artist for over 25 years. He started developing an insight for science and art from early on in his life. Having developed and mastered his own painting techniques, James has been able to create a unique style, creating works that are understood by scientists as examples of ‘complexity’.

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You studied a degree in Fine Art. Did you find that necessary/a good grounding to your career path now. The fees are so huge for people attending University these days – do you believe a degree set you up for life in your career?

I had a tough time at college with half the tutors saying art and science could never mix and the other half loving it. I left the campus in the 2nd year and started a studio mostly where I lived as well, the lecturers who were on my side came to me to have tutorials and really encouraged me. It was hard to receive competent advice from people who couldn’t understand what I was doing and had no frame of reference to judge it. It required an understanding of the language of both art and science to be useful and most of the tutors didn’t have it.

I can’t imagine how people do it today on a low income. It’s why universities/colleges are full of people who can pay rather than good artists. I must admit, having a degree might matter to some but I don’t think it has any bearing on how good you will be as an artist. If they refuse to teach you about the business side of it then it still fails where most other vocational courses can and do succeed. You are better off going out there and finding mentors. People whose work you relate to and just asking them to be a mentor or just for ongoing advice. If you have a few of those then you have essentially got all that art school has to offer apart from production facilities.  And you have to learn how to sort those out for yourselves pretty quick when you leave so you might as well get on with it.

How have you found the collaboration between the sciences and the arts. I did start reading the academic papers you sent me. In all honesty I feel my brain isn’t wired correctly for maths/science… they are subject materials I have never found that easy. How have you found learning about the science side of things as an artist. 

I can’t really do maths very well. I am very discalculous, (the math’s side of dyslexic, of which I am as well). It came about by being able to grasp the concepts and me finding another way to a) understand them, and b) if at all possible, prove them. I still have to have things explained in a few ways before I spatially think them through. Each time I engage with new concepts it makes me have to think in a different way. I’m very stubborn and I like to get things right and to take them as far as possible. I really can’t relate to the way a lot of artists say that they are dealing with this subject or exploring something or other. Get it dealt with, find what you are looking for. Go all in, not half way. Don’t be scared to fail.

You work closely with Adam Timlett – a Philosopher of Science – what actually is a ‘philosopher’ of science and what is your relationship? 

Philosophy of Science is a sub-field of philosophy that engages with the methods of science and the robustness of scientific research and outcomes. It is about the thought processes that encompass scientific discourse and research. It questions and analyses the concepts and methods as well as the findings and results.

Adam and I met about 7 years ago and have been working on a range of things over that time. It really is about the conversations and the thinking that comes out of them.

“James seeks to explore the concept of complexity, and the central idea that ‘nothing exists on its own”. Would you say that this is a play on the need for human connection? What are your thoughts on social isolation in today’s society? 

The nature of complexity in the natural world by definition means that nothing exists on its own. We all know evolution can trace all of us back to bacteria and single cell organisms.

But as far as society and the alienation that pervades us, I think it is largely due to the human condition and education. We as humans work best in groups but unfortunately, not as one group. We are left with constraints of tribe as a means of survival in a global world. We are watching this play out with some tribes losing out where others are thriving with the change. Isolation is compounded by the scope of life around us, there is less conformity of collective thought and this is isolating even amongst peer groups these days.

When you began to have talks with different people for your work – for example traders, financiers, genetic scientists, physicists, and other post disciplinarians – what was the common thread that linked everyone up? 

The use of data and what it can bring to the table an also what it can’t. Why it is necessary, and how to use it for actionable insights.

“Millions of simple interactions that result in the complex phenomena we see around us.. can you explain that statement more? So perhaps the interaction is not really that simple?  For example can complexity ever be simple? For instance although you are depicting complexity in your paintings – was that a complex or simple task? Hmmm… 

Adam:  The idea about complexity depends on your attitude and approach. Some people believe complexity is ‘complex by definition’ and shy away from trying to simplify what is apparently complex. However, science generally only makes progress when what seems very difficult to understand is actually shown to be relatively more simple than we first thought. Therefore, as a ‘Philosopher of Science’, I believe that eventually complexity as a science will make progress only by revealing relative simplicity in some forms of complexity. This could indeed be that millions of simple interactions which cause apparently complex phenomena. The main evidence for this particular idea exists already. There are very simple programs and simulations of apparently complex behaviour like flocking algorithms which look similar to both flocks and shoals and also stock market movements in a crisis. There is also the ‘grandfather’ of complexity software, James Conway’s ‘Game of Life’ which you can play with on the internet for free if you want, and decide for yourself! However, unpredictability does seem to be a core feature of complexity. It is what you can do about it that matters more.

Do humans make life more complex than it needs to be? How do we keep it simple? Adam, advice reasoning information decemination?

Adam: This goes back to the previous question really. If we think of life as ‘algorithmic’ the result of lots of little local decisions which add up to unexpected results, then we need to understand the ‘algorithm’ of our lives a little better. Some areas of life are inherently complex and unpredictable, like software development which I work in and which always tries to be innovative and often fails. Yet we can now identify methods that have emerged recently which seem to work because they emphasise communication and freedom to change your mind and re-take decisions and choices. This is a very good way of dealing with unpredictability if you do it in a strategic way. An example of this is the ‘Agile’ approach to software development which is now very popular and involves far less planning and more communication. The same basic principle applies to using mobile phones to meet up. More communication helps you to organize successfully despite unpredictability.

Where do you find your inspiration?

Looking, listening, talking, reading and drawing sketches on any old scrap of paper. When these things happen or I am doing them, inspiration just comes. I think I have an inquisitive and responsive mind. So I don’t really think about it as I can’t turn it off.

Have you experienced a creative block/or black hole? 

The early part of the year was rough, I actually wrote a blog on it and how I got through it. It resulted in a great piece that I really like and means a lot. So block isn’t something to fear, it’s more of a person you battle with yourself. There are only two ways to go with it in my experience. one is to ignore it and come back to it later. Or work through it with a vengeance and get used to making crap that doesn’t work until you break through it. I recommend the latter, because I feel I come out further along the path and that I’ve won in some ways. You can read and see it here https://www.jamesrobertwhiteart.com/blog

What do you think you would do if you weren’t an artist? 

I’d probably sleep better if I didn’t have such an unquiet mind.

What is the most important thing in life? 

People and truths.

Do you feel like you’re on the right path? 

The right path, I don’t know yet. But I’m very happy with my path. I own it.

Your favourite current artists?

It’s the same answer as musicians, it is different every time I look at art. I think it is because I’ feel’ as well as ’get’ certain art, and feelings pass. But when they first get through that’s the good bit. But it’s Greg Dunn today’s favorite artist. He is a neuro scientist/artist.

Where can we see your work? 

Only one show booked up so far this year, in Brighton. But tomorrow I am guest editing ‘I am sciart’ and being featured on Artsyshark over the summer. But we are working on a couple of really big projects involving one of the big Royal Societies in London.  We’re fleshing them out over the next six months and will publish one of them as far away as in two years time.

What is the most beautiful thing about art for you? 

The most beautiful thing about art for me is that as a species, we do it.

How’s giving up smoking? Any thoughts on complexity on addiction? 

Giving up smoking went well, but giving up nicotine not so well. But I am starting to think about it now though and it will come up in conversation with Adam I am sure. It’s how the inspiration thingy starts. I haven’t thought much about the complexity of addiction too much until I realized how difficult it is to give up cigarettes or alcohol.

Adam: I think it is one of those things that makes you realise how tricky the mind can be, because we are so good at fooling ourselves that everything is ok and it is just one cigarette. I suppose it relates to the necessary property of the mind which seems to be that it is unable to predict itself that well. The better you get at predicting your future behaviour and feelings the better you are at not fooling yourself about the effect of your immediate action like not having a ‘quick’ cigarette. Or telling yourself you are just going out for ‘one’ pint. Other people can predict your behaviour very easily, but you cannot. I guess it takes a lot of practice; you have to be more defensive in your behaviour and honest about your frailties.

The next big election is coming up in England (again) – do you have any hopes or thoughts on this? Artists can be influential… 

Get out and vote, old people turn out en masse, and they have robbed the future of young people by lapping up what the five special interest press barons throw at them through The Daily Mail, the Sun, Telegraph etc, and it makes me mad. Governments don’t care about young people because they don’t vote. If you want to change that, then vote, be active. And don’t let them get away with it..

Favorite quote to leave us on: 

“Adaptability and creativity will become two of the most valuable character traits in the future. Nurture them”.

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LINKS: 

WEBSITE: www.jamesrobertwhiteart.com

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/jamesrobertwhiteandadamtimlett/ 

TWITTER: @jameswhiteart and @joestare

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/jamesrobertwhiteart 

Thanks James and Adam! Very educational!

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NEW VIDEO: BEAR’S DEN ‘DEW ON THE VINE’

Check out Bear’s Den ‘Dew On The Vine’ video above! Their sold out UK tour starts NEXT WEEK! It’s the new single to be taken from their Top 10 album – ‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain’. The group are shortly to embark on their biggest UK tour to date, with sold out shows including Brixton Academy on 8th November

The video for ‘Dew On The Vine’ was directed by Louis Bhose.

DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2017
Mon 13 Mar MILAN, Magnolia
Wed 15 Mar BARCELONA, Bikini
Thu 16 Mar MADRID, Sal El Sol
Sun 19 Mar DUBLIN, Whelan’s
Mon 20 Mar BELFAST, Limelight 2
Wed 22 Mar EXETER, Lemon Grove
Thu 23 Mar OXFORD, O2 Academy
Fri 24 Mar CARDIFF, Tramshed
Sun 26 Mar SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
Mon 27 Mar NEWCASTLE, Riverside
Wed 29 Mar GLASGOW, O2 Academy
Thu 30 Mar MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
Fri 31 Mar NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
Sun 2 Apr LEEDS, O2 Academy
Mon 3 Apr SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall
Wed 5 Apr LONDON, HAMMERSMITH, EVENTIM APOLLO

‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain’ is the follow up to Bear’s Den’s Ivor Novello-nominated 2014 debut, ‘Islands’, and sees a group taking huge leaps forward to become another great British breakthrough success story. Their 2014 debut, ‘Islands’, had been a true slow burning success over an 18 month period, with the band building a huge fanbase through consistently stellar live shows and with wide radio support for the singles, ‘Agape’, and the Ivor Novello-nominated ‘Above The Clouds of Pompeii’.

As well as its UK success – the album charted at #6 upon release – ‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain’ is off to a flying start internationally, with Top 10 chartings in Holland (#5) and Belgium (#9) as well as becoming the second highest new entry in Germany (#26).

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