Friday24 February 2012

Shenandoah Davis w/ The Carpet Floor

at Chicks Hotel, 2 Mount Street, Dunedin
The Seattle, WA, USA based musician Shenandoah Davis will be coming to New Zealand in 2012 as part of her world tour supporting her new record, The Company We Keep.

Joined at Chick's Hotel by The Carpet Floor & John White

Drawing inspiration from the Chopin and Debussy of her childhood piano lessons right alongside with the chanteuses of the 1930s and more eclectic modern acts such as Antony & The Johnsons, Owen Pallett, and Van Dyke Parks, Shenandoah Davis's tiny masterpieces have been branded everything from parlour music to new folk to orchestral pop.

Davis self-released her sophomore effort "The Company We Keep" in August, which Don Yates of KEXP called "an often-gorgeous set of classical-influenced avant-pop with dynamic, intricate arrangements" and Cory Frye of the Corvallis Gazette-Times labeled as "an album wrapped in brittle crimsons and delicate browns, wrought with tension and a slightly fractured whimsy." The record was picked up by radio stations across the country and abroad, quickly becoming one of the Top 3 Self-Released Records on the CMJ charts, and has already made its appearance on several end-of-year Top Ten lists.

She has recently completed a 16-week tour of the United States, and will be touring in New Zealand during February and March where she will be joined by multi-instrumentalists Ethan Demerest (Drums, Guitar) and Stelth Ulvang (Accordion, Clarinet), as well as select dates with Kate Uhe on cello (City Oh Sigh, St. Rupertsberg).

You can stream her new record, as well as other songs from her bandcamp page (see link below).

About The Carpet Floor
The Carpet Floor are a band formed in Oamaru consisting of Eden Bradfield (violin, vocals), Oliver Briggs (guitar) and Austen Mcmillan (drums). They play a form of music that sounds like what would happen if Leonard Cohen bred with Captain Beefheart who had just made out with a string quartet.

About John White: Omaru-based folk musician. Releases on She'll Be Right (NZ), Last Visible Dog (US).
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