Thursday 23 November
7pm (doors); 8pm (start)
Music & Gigs
16+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)
After meeting in November 2013, Ed Tullett and Novo Amor (Ali Lacey) quickly began writing to form the basis of what is now Heiress, their full-length collaborative record (released 10 November).
Recorded around the release of their two widely lauded collaborative singles (Faux, 2014 and Alps, 2016), the pair worked sporadically in intense week-long sessions in Cardiff spilling over Lacey’s old and new home-studios, tearing songs down and building them back up again. Heiress is noticeably the product of nearly 4 years work – sprawling, ambitious and strikingly deep, it’s a collection of songs both meticulously calculated and deeply felt. The record swings between delicate, poetic falsetto and vast walls of towering beauty – something single Cavalry does all on its own. Silvery is a vital, grandiose inauguration, and the magical Terraform a celebratory realisation that you’re back on your own Earth again.
Both are solo artists in their own right – Welsh alt-folk artist Novo Amor’s second EP Bathing Beach, was released in May after a string of stunning self-released singles, whilst Oxford-born and Brighton-bred songwriter and producer Ed Tullett’s 2016 album Fiancé precedes a flurry of upcoming solo, collaborative and production work.