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Orphan Colours plus guest Mo Kenney

Thursday, 8 February 2018 - 8:00pm
 
“Breezy, carefree and unpretentious songwriting..." CLASH
 
After the indefinite hiatus in 2013 of popular UK alt-country outfit ahab, songwriter Steven Llewellyn went on to form his own band with the help of ahab originator Dave Burn and former bassist Graham Knight.
 
Being firmly part of the London Americana scene made it easy to get involved in collaborations with members of bands like Danny & The Champions of The World, whose drummer Steve Brookes, having already toured heavily with ahab, quickly became a permanent member of Orphan Colours, along with Fred Abbott, lead guitarist with Noah & the Whale.
 
 
The band have some impressive credentials with writers Llewellyn and Burn honing their songwriting craft during their tenure with ahab, who swiftly built a reputation as an unmissable live act after their electric performances almost every major UK festival, and subsequent tours in Scandinavia, Germany & Australia. 
 
Their debut EP High Hopes was released in February 2016 with the catchy, Tom Petty-esque lead single Won't Let You Down creating a huge buzz.
 
The band are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album - to be released in 2018 on popular independent label At The Helm Records. With an already established fanbase, huge critical acclaim and solid underground credibility so firmly ensconced in their DNA, Orphan Colours have rapidly established themselves as the hottest band to emerge from the London Country/Roots circuit. Highly, highly recommended.
 
Plus special guest MO KENNEY 
 
 
This is the year that Mo Kenney plugs in, quite literally. Known for her smooth vocals and fearless lyrics, the Canadian singer releases the fast-paced On The Roof, due December 8th, & taken from new album The Details.
 
Mo has released two records with long-time producer and Canadian rock mentor Joel Plaskett since 2012. With her third album, Mo comes fully and completely into her own as an artist; she swaps her trademark acoustic guitar for a Fender Mustang, tracing her own strange, devastating, and ultimately hopeful trip through the trials and tribulations of booze-fuelled breakdowns, clouds of depression, and disintegrating relationships.
 
 
“I began writing “On The Roof” during a solo tour in the US. I had a day off in Syracuse, NY, and wrote the chorus for the song that day. When I sit and think of all the negative things in the world it can get me down, because there’s a lot of it. I go down that wormhole often, as I’m sure a lot of people do. The song is about being in that mindset and not being able to shake it. ” Mo Kenney
 
On each of The Details’ 14 tracks Mo unflinchingly confronts her annihilation and eventual redemption, leaving nothing out. Combining elements of bruising rock ’n’ roll, vivid psychedelia, and haunting, left-of-the-dial pop, Kenney navigates the darkest waters in her life with self deprecation, genuine soul baring, and typical black humour.
 
ORPHAN COLOURS & MO KENNEY come to The Continental on Thursday 8th February 2018. Doors open at 8pm. 
 
Tickets are £8 advance (£10 on the door) and are available online now from SEE Tickets, WeGotTickets & Skiddle
 
From Continental bar (01772 499 425) later this week
Action Records (01772 884 772) coming soon 
 
 
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