When: 7.30pm on Friday 26 April 2013
Where: Cornerhouse Annexe, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH
We’re delighted to be putting on London’s Luke Sital-Singh at Cornerhouse.
Luke Sital-Singh, one of London’s most promising young talents, releases his highly anticipated Old FIint EP on 15 April through Raygun Records. Produced by Iain Archer (Jake Bugg) and Dave Lynch, the EP is an astonishingly accomplished collection of songs, which perfectly demonstrate Luke’s innate ability to capture the raw emotion of a moment.
Opening and lead track Bottled Up Tight is the natural progression from 2012’s Fail For You, adding a beautifully spacious piano arrangement to the delicacy of Luke’s guitar and vocals, building into a powerful, compelling track that bursts with the sentient intensity that Luke is fast making his impressive trademark.
Old Flint culminates with Luke putting his own unique mark on the original poem Dark by friend Martin Wroe and adapting it into an intricate and moving piano ballad; ‘you are the deepening mystery / you are the cloud of unknowing when we know-it-alls, know it all.’
With Luke’s first EP having received huge support across Radio One, BBC 6music and XFM from a never ending list of tastemakers including Huw Stephens, Fearne Cotton, Phil Taggart, Steve Lamacq, Rob Da Bank and Dermot O’Leary, this second offering really showcases a young songwriter coming into his own and is guaranteed to earn him yet more critical acclaim and new fans in anyone who listens.
Support comes from Stefan Melbourne. With a whispering intensity for lyricism bound to simple yet robust musicality, Stefan is already becoming a well-known name in the Manchester music scene. Drawing on the emotionally expressive sounds of Nick Drake and Tim Buckley, he is no stranger to urban poetry and lyrics of raw emotion, and has caught the limelight through his composite style that aligns itself with both indie-folk and country blues. Tapping into a mature repertoire of seminal American folk musicians such as Lead Belly, Sonny Boy Williamson and Robert Johnson, his interesting blend of contemporary lyrics alongside a classic folk, almost bluegrass approach, sees Melbourne’s efforts fall comfortably on the ears of Bon Iver fans and Ray Lamontagne followers alike.
This show takes place in the Annexe of Cornerhouse, Manchester’s main cultural hub, situated on Oxford Road.
This is a co-promotion with DHP.