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Skin Benshaw Interview: Dead Or Alive Preview

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Monday nights are usually best spent in quite reflection on the events of the weekend, a sort of weekly moment of clarity before beginning the whole cycle again. However, Dead or Alive are now giving you a reason to skip the weekly lull and extend your weekend to a four day extravaganza. The rambunctious promoters have taken over The Old Queens Head in Islington to bring you a night of intoxicating acoustic revelry.

One name slinking his way onto the bill is the supremely talented singer songwriter Skin Benshaw. What began in bands like Oursleepwalkinghero Skin has continued and developed into a burgeoning solo act that after several free demos and gigs across London will see him begin recording his new EP in the high summer. Those of you who get a kick out of Conor Obesrt, Leonard Cohen or Frank turner would be highly advised to head down to the Old Queens Head and catch this rising artist in the most intimate of settings.

In advance of Dead Or Alive we tracked down Skin Benshaw for a few appetite wetting words.
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The Balky Mule – The Length Of The Rail (FatCat)

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The Balky Mule
The Length Of The Rail
Fat Cat

The Balky Mule trades in quirksome electrofolk numbers. The mule himself is non other than Bristolian multi-instrumentalist Sam Jones. Jones has now emigrated to Melbourne Australia, but ‘The Length of The Rail’ collects together works from over the last 5 years mostly created in Bristol.
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Written by Jonathan

March 9, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Beware (Domino)

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

It’s the 10th anniversary of the first time mercurial songwriter and artist Will Oldham adopted the Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy moniker on the sublime ‘I See A Darkness’. Oldham marks an industrious decade as the ‘Prince’ with ‘Beware’, an expansive and ambitious journey into the fractious nature of human connection and relationships that marks Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billys 7th full length outing.
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Written by Jonathan

March 9, 2009 at 3:57 am

Josh Weller/ James Yuill – Twisted Licks @ the Macbeth

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It’s fucking freezing on the roof patio of the Macbeth as the February night begins to creep in across east London. Josh Weller is in overdrive, lovingly crafting rolled up cigarettes and holding court on his plans for the upcoming year, doing his best impression of the end product of a lustful tryst between Woody Allen, Bob Dylan and Yahoo Serious. Cutting a singular figure in shrink-wrapped, science club chic, topped off with serious glasses and far more serious hair, Josh is here tonight as part of the cooler than fuck Twisted Licks nights series that holds residence at the Macbeth. He’s been paired with one man electrofolk orchestra and Moshi Moshi star, James Yuill. As Josh holds court James is firing through soundcheck providing snippets of the blissful house laden electro folk that will have an overflowing Macbeth reverberating in exquisite bliss come midnight.
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