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27th March 2020 Saint Alto Plus Death By Stampede + Danny Swampeat (DJ Set)
Saint Alto head to The Night Owl on 27th March for their debut headline show in Birmingham. They will be celebrating the release of their forthcoming Double A sided single 'Feel/Coming' which will be released through Static Caravan (VAN347) on 23rd March. Already played on 6 music thanks to Steve Lamacq. Keep the ears out for more airtime.
Tickets are £5 with free entry into ‘Le Freak’ funk and soul club night after the show. Can't say fairer than that!
Saint Alto, Birmingham’s own folk troubadour lost boys, are a four piece alternative indie folk band. Only a few shows in, Saint Alto have gathered attention for 'hauntingly beautiful' songs paired with the drive of indie folk found in artists such a Ben Howard and Bon Iver.
Like going to a church where you suspect nobody is a believer but all are in good voice (and the organ has been switched for a nord). These hymns are broken but beautiful all the same. Guitar, vocals, harmonies, drums and claps are offset with synths, atmospheric swells and bass that rattles the rib cage.
Lyrically addressing human flaws, love, depression, mind games and the minefield of the modern relationship merry-go-round, the music is shot through with hope; soaring synths, group harmonies and an impassioned, fried￼￼ lead vocal. Songs like Manifesto for Suburbia have all the drive, hope and resistance of early Arcade Fire and are offset against songs like Tell Me Something, a broken electronic folk love song with a 'heartbreakingly pretty, dark and beautiful vocal'. A&R Factory went as far as to say the sound 'may just prove to be the future of folk’
Friday 27 7.30PMMarch
17-18 Lower Trinity Street
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