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A Blaze of Feather + Tender Central

Starts 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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£16.50 adv + bf
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14+ (under 16s must be accompanied)
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0117 935 1200
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A Blaze of Feather + Tender Central

New project from artist Mickey Smith and co including Ben Howard

Set Times:

A Blaze of Feather 9pm

Tender Central 8pm

A Blaze of Feather are pleased to announce details of their debut album release, ‘A Blaze of Feather, through bandmate Ben Howard’s new independent label, Hell Up Records. It is released on the 30th June 2017.

A Blaze of Feather will be swiftly followed by their first live shows, a mini tour of the South West of England, in preparation for a Summer of festival appearances. Tickets go on pre-sale from Thursday 1st June and on general sale from Friday 2nd June. Further details are listed below.

Earlier this Spring, an unknown name started cropping up prominently on the British Summer festival posters: “A Blaze of Feather”. Citadel, Latitude, Boardmasters, all had this curious name, front and centre of their posters. Unsurprisingly the internet churned went into overdrive.

British musician Ben Howard, not one for making too much noise on social media, started retweeting references to this mythical A Blaze of Feather, which, in turn, became a source of great consternation amongst his fans on both Twitter and Reddit. Is it Ben under a new guise? Is this the multi-platinum selling musician’s new band? Why has he broken an extended silence to draw attention to a random band name?

The truth is yes, and yet the truth is also no. A Blaze of Feather is the music of Ben’s long-standing guitarist and friend Mickey Smith, aided by the same, sprawling six-piece band as Ben, including ex Hiss Golden Messenger drummer, Kyle Keegan. That the music shares a similar atmosphere and sonic world should come as little surprise. It was produced by Mickey, Ben and fellow guitarist Nat Wason in a makeshift studio on the west coast of Cornwall, and mixed by Nicolas Vernhes (The War on Drugs/Daughter).

Support for this show will come from Tender Central, whose debut single Wake Me Up was released earlier this year and is the project of fellow band mate India Bourne who performs with both Ben Howard and A Blaze of Feather. The music merges a delicate ear for musical arrangement with notes of electronica that both recall and evolve the sounds of ethereal electronic fore bearers Massive Attack, Lamb, Zero 7, Roni Size and more recently London Grammar in its sonic Intent.

Favourited by BBC Radio 1's Phil Taggart and Apple Music's Beats1 Julie Adenug, the Devon born classically trained cellist has an album's worth of material in the bank and will provide the perfect opener for A Blaze of Feather.

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