So our new folk night is almost here. We've called it Newfolk. The intention is to seek out and loosely explore the blurred boundaries of contemporary folk at the points where it meets other genres.
Newfolk debuts next Thursday Nov 2nd at our cosy venue and we have the immense privilege of kick starting it with Alabaster De Plume supported by the powerful electronic folk of Me Lost Me (I Lost My) and poet Matt Miller.
Much has been said about this extraordinary performer. The media's full of praise for his work,
“Totally unique… Very, very brilliant indeed” – Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3
“A reminder of how vital and adventurous music can be” – Laura Barton, The Guardian
“Majesty” – Q Magazine
“Takes the biscuit” – DJ Magazine
“Mercurial Delights” – Clash Music
Ahead of Alabaster's performance at our venue, journalist Matt Miller had a chat with him, so we can get a better understanding of the man behind the artist and the name,
"...Intimately interested in other people, he began the interview with the first question, asking me how I want to make people feel with my own writing. Warm and fuzzy, I tell him, before firing the question back. His answer?
“I want to make people feel strong. I think there’s a lot of effort and a lot of resources, money and time put into making us feel divided and weak. Something like Brexit happens, and I see that there is a failure on our part as artists – it is our responsibility to bring people together and to empower them...”
For the full interview on NARC MAGAZINE go to: http://narcmagazine.com/interview-alabaster-de-plume/