Singer-songwriters Luke James Williams and Andy Mort (Atlum Schema) play Latest Music Bar (located at 14-17 Manchester St, Brighton BN2 1TF) on Monday 19th November as part of their tour. Joining them on the night is the brilliant Brighton-based singer-songwriter Hayley Chillcott.
After 6 years as the frontman of alt.rock band The October Game, which saw the release of 3 albums, extensive touring throughout the UK and Europe and regular radio play from BBC6 Music and BBC Introducing, singer-songwriter Luke James Williams released his first solo track in January 2017. ‘Jenny Writes Letters’ was immediately picked up and played by Charlie Ashcroft of Amazing Radio who called the track “A perfect slice of alt.folk pop” and CAM FM DJ Sandy Mill labelled it “Absolutely stunning”.
Over the last year Luke has been writing a wealth of new material and recording his debut EP ‘Drove’ which is set for release on November 23rd 2018, preceded by the single ‘Rabbit Hole’ (released 2nd November 2018). The EP was recorded at home, mixed with Nick Kozuch at Unit Studios, Letchworth and mastered in New York City by Josh Bonati (Sufjan Stevens, Tallest Man On Earth, Mac DeMarco). It is available to pre-order via his Bandcamp page.
Luke’s live performances have received kind words in the press. After a recent sold out gig supporting Wayne Hussey (The Mission), Louder Than War wrote “Williams does a great job of warming up the crowd…he reminds me of Bon Iver only with an English accent”.
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Atlum Schema is the music-moniker of Midlands-based artist, Andy Mort. His music is seasoned with a rawness and vulnerability combined with lyrics that bear his soul and dance with the fragile and haunting melodies. His live show is a mesmerising display of multi-instrumental looping and soundscape painting.
The ‘Arrow of Time’ EP is Andy’s fifth studio release. He joined forces once again with John Rivers at Woodbine Street Studio (The Specials, Ocean Colour Scene, Paul Weller) in Leamington Spa, where the eponymous 2009 ‘Atlum Schema’ album was produced. This collaboration yielded a revisit to expansive production; a broadening, widening, and heightening of the classic soundscapes that have become synonymous with so much of Andy’s previous work.
Over his career to date as Atlum Schema, Andy has shared has shared the stage with The Enemy, Noah And The Whale, Lanterns On The Lake, Two Door Cinema Club, Post War Years, David Knopfler, Duke Special, Cocknbullkid, and Son Of Dave.
Andy is also a two time TEDx speaker, most recently performing at TEDx Leamington Spa.
“Exceptional. The lyrics and vocals absolutely shine…simply one of the strongest, darkest, most original lyrics I’ve heard all year” – Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)
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Hayley Chillcott is a 23 year old singer-songwriter from Bristol, now based in Brighton. Writing and performing her music since the age of 15, Hayley accelerated her online music presence this year with the release of debut EP ‘Finally Home’.
“In-between a collage of humble guitar melodies, and crying lyrics, Chillcott flicks through a photo album of bittersweet memories to create this woefully beautiful EP. Every song seems to introduce another layer to the sadness perfectly, offering the occasional taste of euphoria.” – Gscene
Hayley has supported the likes of Gabrielle Aplin, Lucy Spraggan and received airplay on BBC Radio Bristol and Radio DIVA. She has racked up a great deal of shows in the 8 years she’s been performing live. Including performances at Brighton Pride, The Great Escape and an opening slot at L Fest. Along with the release of her debut EP, Hayley also hosted a sold out Launch show at Brighton’s artistic hang-out Cafe Plenty. Read the Brighton & Hove News report of the launch HERE.
Taking inspiration from artists such as SOAK and Daughter and having been likened to Passenger and Tracy Chapman, she creates her delicate style of ambient folk music. She’s bound to bring back long forgotten memories and a strong sense of nostalgia.
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Tickets for the Latest Music Bar concert are only £4 in advance or £6 on the door.
Purchase them HERE.