Bruncheon featuring The Eastern Swell, Candythief & S T E M S
Saturday 11th February 2017
11.30am - 2.30pm, free entry
Our February Bruncheon features a stellar line-up courtesy of special guest programmer Candythief who will also be hitting the stage! Come along for top-notch live music, great food, and excellent company!
Anglo Scottish outfit The Eastern Swell formed in Edinburgh in 2014 and signed to Edinburgh’s Stereogram Recordings. Their debut album “One Day, A Flood” was described by The Scotsman as “a pleasing patchouli oil scented blend of prog rock, pastoral folk and psyche” (4/5 stars). The band will be playing a mix of songs from the album and new material in a stripped-down acoustic set. That description is accurate, but doesn’t really give you much of an insight into how much this is a not-to-be-missed fixture. Rattling riffs, soaring powerful melody, the satisfying blend of energies is a delight to experience. http://www.theeasternswell.com
BBC Introducing artist Candythief, aka anglo-euro songwriter Diana de Cabarrus, first emerged in association with Fife micro label Fence records. Drawing on alternative, acoustic, psych pop, indie influences with a touch of chanson, the songs are melody-driven, occasionally theatrical, hopping between styles, and coloured by unusual song-structures. On record and live, Candythief is refreshingly distinctive and unusual, with live performances featuring a line up of cello, guitar, accordion, mandolin, bodhran and sometimes loops. Get a free download at http://noisetrade.com/candythief/the-starting-gun
S T E M S is an Edinburgh contemporary folktronic ensemble (supergroup, if we’re honest…) featuring the diverse writing talents of Kirsten Adamson, Anne Aulmann and Diana de Cabarrus. Separately they’ve been tearing up the country and the new music radio stations with their respective originals bands, (Kirsten Adamson, Candythief and One Way Chemistry to name but some of them) ploughing all kinds of psych, country, post rock, indie, new wave and folky furrows. Now they’re joining forces to write and perform luscious three part harmony vocal material backed up by killer arrangements with stompin’ instrumentation that includes cello, guitar, bodhran, synth, mandolin, auto-harp. Get on board! It shouldn’t be usual to see three women laying it down, but it still kinda is. www.stemsmelody.bandcamp.com
The cafe kitchen will accompany and complement the music with a delicious all-day brunch menu!