Ok. So here it is. Trespassers William are confirmed for Friday 2nd October at the Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art. Whilst I’m not one to beg people to come along to a show, I really am hoping for the support of all my freinds and people I know to make this show a massive success for all involved. But I think and hope it’s a show that I won’t have to sell too hard as it ill sell itself and I wont’ need to beg people to come along! Trespassers William are making their way over from Seattle for a UK and European joint tour with the wondeful Glissando, the opening night of which is being run by Trampoline. So I am desperate to make it a night to remember and one that we can all enjoy. If you don’t know anything about the band, here’s a little press blurb for you:
New to the Gizeh Records family, Trespassers William return with a new EP full of their usual chilling warmth entitled ‘The Natural Order Of Things’. A sensory overload of broken, distorted soundscapes, all the while pinned back by Anna-Lynne’s unmistakably haunting vocals and words.
Trespassers’ first album ‘Different Stars’ (Bella Union) pushed them into the public eye and the band spent two years touring with the likes of Damien Rice, Stereolab, Explosions in the Sky and Broken Social Scene before recording their second album ‘Having’ in 2005.
Anna-Lynne has also recorded guest vocals on The Chemical Brothers ‘Push the Button’ record and the band have featured on such US TV shows as ‘The OC’ and ‘One Tree Hill’.
The new EP is available to pre-order from the Gizeh Records online store or on download from CD Baby.
Some previous press:
“Singer Anna-Lynne Williams has one of those crystal-clear voices made up of shyness, loneliness and quiet despair, while her band dream up the kind of space country that might have sound tracked ‘Twin Peaks: The Comedown Years'” – NME.
“….her voice is immediately loveable and her inconsolable world-weariness completely convincing. Moving, even. Each song unfolds through a swathe of reverb and allows Anna-Lynne acres of space to express her woes with quiet dignity. File alongside Red House Painters, another band all too aware of the terrifying beauty of sadness” – Rock Sound.
“If deep, breathy dreamscapes and ethereal, mournful elegance are what you seek, you’ll find them hear….Tears will undoubtedly follow, of joy and despair and an overwhelming desire to dwell in this space forevermore” – Logo Magazine.
I have been fortunate enough to have heard the new EP and its simply beautiful and well worth pre-ordering so please go and have a listen. I also have their last album ‘Having’, which is also a sparkling gem of a record. If you like your music sparse, dark and crackling with distortion and reverb, then this is for you. What makes the show extra special is that support will come from the wonderful Glissando who many of you already know from previous appearances at Trampoline. Its kind of a joint tour of the UK and Europe so its pretty much 2 headline acts at the one show. A local support will also be on show – still to be confirmed but I guarantee they won’t disappoint. If you know me, you’ll have an idea of who is likely to be playing. It’s not the Kays!
SOOO, here is the information that you need to know. This show will be pre-order tickets for the first time ever at trampoline. These can be bought from www.wegottickets.com and cost £7 – there is an option to pay more, with the extra being a contribution to Oxfam. Tickets are on sale NOW!!! Just type Trespassers William in the search box and you should be directed straight to the tickets for this show. Doors for the show will be 7pm and the show will finish as per normal at 10pm. It’s a Friday night. The perfect way to start the weekend. And hopefully this post will give enough advance warning to allow folk to make sure they are free and can buy tickets well in advance!
I hope as many people as possible can support me at this show as it’s pretty massive for Trampoline and would mean the world to me if we could pack the Wee Red.