The Leaf Label artists A Hawk & A Hacksaw arrive in the UK next week for the UK leg of their European tour which will see them joining label mates current and past, Wildbirds & Peacedrums and Efterklang at the Standon Calling Festival.
A Hawk & A Hacksaw will be performing tracks from their forthcoming fifth album during the tour where the core duo of Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost will be augmented by regular collaborator Sam Johnson and newcomer Issa Malluf.
A Hawk & A Hacksaw will be performing at the following venues;
Tuesday 3 August
Cafe Oto, LONDON (with The Family Elan)
18-22 Ashwin St, E8 3DL
Tickets £12.50 adv / £14
Wednesday 4 August
The Kazimier, LIVERPOOL (with a.P.A.t.T and Trouble With Books)
4-5 Wolstensholme Sq, L1 4JJ
Thursday 5 August
The Harley, SHEFFIELD
334 Glossop Rd, S10 2HW
Friday 6 August
Standon Calling, STANDON (Crooked House stage)
Following their sold out show at Bishopsgate Institute, Wildbirds & Peacedrums will return to London for a low-key duo show in the week of release of their new album, Rivers (released Aug 23). The show takes place at The Lexington on Thursday August 26.
Mariam Wallentin and Andreas Werliin released two limited edition vinyl-only EPs earlier this summer, Retina and Iris, and these have now been compiled into the double CD Rivers album.
The Leaf Label have prepared a special preorder bundle for Rivers in the Leaf Label shop, where £18 (plus p&p) will get you a CD, an instant download of the album (currently only available as part of this offer) while you wait for the CD, a ticket for the London show and a ‘Wildbirds & Peacedrums with Voices’ poster.
On August 23, Efterklang will release double CD Special Editions of their first two full-length albums, together with their accompanying mini-albums, in deluxe fold-out card packaging with new 16 page booklets containing sleeve notes written by the band.
The band’s 2004 debut, Tripper, comes with the band’s first release, the Springer mini-album, while Parades is augmented by the long out-of-print Under Giant Trees.
Both releases include two live recordings of songs from the relevant albums, and, for a limited time, Parades + Under Giant Trees also includes the full-colour poster that came with the original Parades CD. In addition, Leaf Label have re-pressed a limited quantity of the original Tripper double LP (the original Parades is still available on vinyl in limited quantities).
Wigan songstress Nancy Elizabeth has announced two full band shows, alongside Homelife and Denis Jones. The shows take place in Manchester (Sep 9) and at London’s King’s Place Festival (Sep 12).
An EP of specially recorded cover versions and remixes by the artists involved will be released by Manchester’s Humble Soul Records to coincide with the dates.
Actor Elijah Wood has compiled an album in aid of The Art Of Elysium, a non-profit organisation which brings musicians, artists and actors into hospitals to work with sick children. The album, entitled Elysium: A Benefit For The Art Of Elysium, features recent Oh No Ono single ‘Internet Warrior‘ alongside the likes of Sonic Youth, White Denim and The Kills. The album is available through iTunes.
And finally you can see the new tune Earth Crisis from Icy Demons below. The track was part of a session recorded for new website Giant System Chicago. Icy Demons are currently hard at work finishing the follow up to Miami Ice.