• Alice Robbins 'Lavender Honey' EP Launch - Live at Rough Trade

  • Fri, 31-05-2019 at 19:00
  • Rough Trade Nottingham
    5 Broad Street
    NG1 3AJ Nottingham
Alice Robbins 'Lavender Honey' EP Launch - Live at Rough Trade - Rough Trade Nottingham - Nottingham

ALICE ROBBINS - LAVENDER HONEY EP LAUNCHFRIDAY 31ST MAY, 7PM - 11PMFREE ENTRY (NO TICKET NEEDED)Support from Felix M-B and Jimi Mack.Alice RobbinsOriginally from Nottingham, Alice spent her earlier years studying music in Cardiff where she pursued the cello, playing mainly as a session musician for a variety of artists and touring in Europe. She settled back in Nottingham and began to write her own music in 2017. Starting with the logical move to borrow from her traditional folk and classical roots, over time her music has developed it’s own style, adopting alt rock and indie flavours and new instrumentation. Alice creates a sound of tenderness, making large rooms all of a sudden seem very small. With vocals reminiscent of Lucy Rose or Joni Mitchell, she effortlessly drapes them across bare and brooding guitar lines.Lavender Honey is her debut EP, a set of songs enveloping a kind of twisted calm. Lavender Honey was recorded and produced by Rob Milton (Easy Life, DID) and mixed by Lee Smith (Greenmount Studios). Photography and artwork by Izzy Holder.May 2019 marks Alice's first solo UK tour; playing with the likes of Benjamin Benedict, Amy May Ellis and Felix MB, and she ends with this hometown show at Rough Trade Nottingham. With an array of new darker material, including the tracks from Lavender Honey, it will be a show not to miss.SUPPORT:Felix M-BFelix M-B released an EP, ‘The Pipes’, in March 2018, produced by Ben Walker (Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker). The release was followed with an East Coast US tour supporting Lorkin O’Reilly. The pair then toured across the UK in September '18. Now a member of Notts/London duo, Megatrain, Felix has spent much of the last year in the studio, but with new solo work in progress there are plans for more touring and releases later in 2019. "He’s absolutely on a roll at the moment. His music is spine-tingling, chilling, the lyrics are alluring, in fact the whole thing is pretty hypnotic." ~ Dean Jackson (BBC Introducing East Mids)Jimi MackJimi Mack is an Irish fingerstyle guitarist, singer and songwriter originally from Belfast, now residing in Nottingham, England. His music combines pastoral & coastal backdrops with metropolitan encounters to fuse melodious landscapes, accompanied with tender vocals narrating a frank, and honest rendering of life. After spending the past few years mastering his craft and tirelessly touring throughout the UK and Europe, he is now working on a debut album; released 2019. Along the way he has drawn inescapable comparisons to the likes of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake and Tim Buckley, while performing acoustically, or with local musicians such as Cameron Worne (Drums) & Alice Robbins (Cello). Inspiration from vast schools are evident with Jimi including the American Primitive, Blues, Psychedelia, traditional Celtic folk, Jazz & Middle Eastern Folk Music. ‘Incredible…prolific.’ – BBC Introducing ‘Jimi Mack’s EP paints a natural environment: light shining through trees in a woodland clearing with water flowing nearby. All four songs have a unique, celestial quality…. This collection is pure fantasy. It’s not a casual listen, but one that brings a sense of wistfulness and loneliness.’ - Leftlion ‘With comparisons to the likes of John Martyn and Tim Buckley, his left field take on jazz-inspired folk is a joy to behold’ – Drowned in Sound ‘Reminiscent of musicians such as John Martyn, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison, with a plethora of progressive influences to boot’ – LeftlionFRIDAY 31ST MAY, 7PM - 11PMFREE ENTRY (NO TICKET NEEDED)FLOOR ONE AT ROUGH TRADE NOTTINGHAM IS LIFT ACCESSIBLE AND ALL AGES ARE WELCOME