Features: Preview: Haze Sessions 2017
Festival season is just around the corner and Thatchers Cider is kicking it off in style with a one-day music event at Bristol’s Passenger Shed on Saturday, May 6.
Supporting Thatchers’ new cloudy cider, Thatchers Haze, you’ll be treated to an evening of expertly crafted music by an expertly crafted cider, with complementary cider to complete the festival vibe. To win tickets visit thatcherscider.co.uk/hazesessions
Check out the lineup for Thatchers Haze Sessions below.
Hot on the heels of their fourth album Worhead, Little Comets are no strangers to the indie scene, with an impressive back catalogue of EPs and albums that have charted in the UK since their formation in 2008. Famed for their impromptu gigs in unorthodox venues (including a Marks & Spencer bakery aisle) Little Comets’ blend of tricky percussive rhythms and Afrobeat-tinged guitars has seen them labelled as the ‘British Vampire Weekend’.
Get to know the name Elder Island because this Bristol-based trio is destined for the big time. Their newly released album Seeds in the Sand – mixed by Sam Wheat and Liam Nolan, who have produced chart-toppers for Rihanna, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Ellie Goulding – serves up sizzling synths and angelic, otherworldly vocals. With support from musical powerhouses Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson and Gilles Peterson and widespread critical acclaim, their infectious sound is about to go global.
Eva Lazarus & The Afronauts
Eva Lazarus has been making waves on the Bristol scene for a few years now, both as the frontwoman of Dub Mafia and with her own crew – backing vocalists The Afronauts and DJ Snareophobe. As a singer, songwriter and MC, Eva is all about the big afro, big voice, big beats and big bass. Collaborating with the likes of Stanton Warriors and Dub FX, and gaining support from Radio 1 and Rinse FM, her forthcoming solo EP will surely be start of big things for Eva.
Harry & The Gondolas
Hailing from Somerset, Harry and The Gondolas are a three-piece nu-folk ensemble whose raw, foot-stomping tunes are infused with dynamic harmonies and bubbly bass lines. They’ve risen in the UK folk music scene, producing two stand-out EPs and recently embarking on tours in Europe and Australia. Often compared to Mumford & Sons, Benjamin Frances Leftwich and Ben Howard, Harry and the Gondolas are a festival favourite in the making.
The Passenger Shed, Bristol. Saturday, May 6th 2017. Doors at 19:00. This event is strictly over 18s