Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: Lili Caseley; All Points East; VOLA
08 November, 2018 — By Róisín Gadelrab
DAYLIGHT Music, Union Chapel’s regular Saturday afternoon of live music, tea and cakes, continues on Nov 10 with English songwriter Darren Hayman (ex-Hefner), who presents a collection of stories from all three volumes of his Thankful Villages project on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War – and the release of the third and final volume in the series, Thankful Villages Volume 3. The title comes from the concept of the Thankful Village, a village where every soldier returned home alive after them First World War, of which there are 54 in Great Britain. Hayman visited each of them, creating a piece of music and short film for every one – a mix of instrumentals inspired by the location, interviews with villagers set to music and new songs with lyrics or found local traditional songs.
• We hear Kentish Town musician Lili Caseley (above) has another single on the way – Nothing Left of You. Check out her gig at The George Tavern, Commercial Road, E1, on Nov 16, and you might just get a sneak preview.
• A collective of musicians and singers are bringing the moving stories of Britain’s forced child migrants to St James Church, Clerkenwell, on Nov 13. The critically acclaimed Ballads of Child Migration will be told through a series of songs, narration, slides, audio and film clips followed by a short Q&A session.
• Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More, is the tome of choice at The Dublin Castle’s Rock and Roll Book Club on Nov 14. There will be a Q&A with author and journalist Adrian Harte, plus a live performance from tribute band Faith No Man.
• Annie Mac returns with her autumn edition of AMP Collected at the Jazz Cafe on Nov 15 with a headline set by Maverick Sabre and support from Laurel and Rimon.
• It’s been 10 years since Natty released debut album Man Like I. He celebrates its 10-year anniversary with his band the Rebelship at Koko on Nov 9.
• It looks like some are already thinking about summer as All Points East announce the first names for their Victoria Park gigs next year. The Chemical Brothers, Hot Chip, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, Little Dragon, Danny Brown, Little Simz, Ibibio Sound Machine and more have been confirmed for May 24
• Fans of Latin hip-hop should head to the Jazz Cafe tomorrow (Friday) where, armed with his acoustic guitar, Rael (Rael de Rima) will bring his live instrumental approach to Camden Town.
• Ghanaian musician Atongo Zimba was taught to play the koliko, a two-stringed calabash lute, by his grandfather. Growing up learning traditional songs and later inspired by Afrobeat, he has travelled across west Africa, soaking up the many differing influences, becoming the opening act at Fela Kuti’s Shrine Club in Lagos, Nigeria, for two years. He plays The Green Note tomorrow (Friday).
• Club night Familia marks its sixth birthday at Egg on Nov 10 with a busy line-up including Terminal M’s Monika Kruse, Thomas Schumacher, Sinisa Tamamovic, Fabio Ferro, Miky J B2B Knowhat and Lola for a night of techno and house.
• DJ, promoter, record compiler and radio presenter Gerry Lyseight, a long-standing force among London’s latin, African and jazz scenes, brings his vinyls to Spiritland on Nov 10.
• Copenhagen quartet VOLA (above) have released an animated video for new track Alien Shivers, taken from album Applause Of A Distant Crowd which was out last month. They play The Dome tomorrow (Friday).
• Ska octet Chainska Brassika (above) play The Garage on Nov 10.
• Following the release of her new single, Another World, European Blues Award winner Erja Lyytinen (above) plays The 100 Club on Nov 10.
• Berlin-based Australian five-piece Parcels (above) play the Roundhouse on Nov 11.
• Iceland’s number 1 acoustic artist Hafdis Huld plays The Water Rats on Nov 12.
• Eighties duo Swing Out Sister (above) return to London for their first concert in six years to coincide with the release of new album, Almost Persuaded. They play Islington Assembly Hall on Nov 13.
• Cornish rock trio William The Conqueror (above) play The Water Rats on Nov 15.
• Acclaimed Canadian-based guitarist, composer, and producer Jesse Cook plays a one-off show at 229, on Nov 12, in support of his latest studio album, Beyond Borders.
• Notable gigs this week: The Spitfires, Islington Assembly Hall (Nov 10); Terence Blanchard + Robohands, The Jazz Cafe; Johnny Marr, The Roundhouse (Nov 11); Parquet Courts, Roundhouse (Nov 12); Petal, Koko; The SoapGirls, The Monarch (Nov 13); Teenage Fanclub, Electric Ballroom (Nov 13-15); The Prodigy, Alexandra Palace; TVAM, The Lexington (Nov 14); The Frights, Boston Music Room; Jealous of The Birds, The Islington; Dutch Uncles, DMs Boot Room (Nov 15).