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I Found #6 Felix – Cardiff Arts Institute, 24 Jan


Felix are delicate like ribbons blowing in the afternoon breeze delicate. Vulnerable, pastel chamber pop swept with minimal piano and cello while Lucinda Chua’s verbose vocals undulate overhead. The sparse, distant piano stirs with the grace of Nyman and Satie, while echoing Rachel Grimes’ haunting arrangements in Rachel’s.

Seemingly effortless like a summer’s day – at times they evoke the feeling of walking through long grass, touching the tips with your fingers – there’s more than a trickle of melancholy; of reminiscence; of elegant but cutting honesty – Chua’s pining love on the Debussy-like ‘Death to Everyone but Us’ for instance. These are quiet melodies to silence a room. Tori Amos’ Little Earthquakes slowed down to a crawl; Cat Power stretching awake; Max Richter curling up with Antony and the Johnsons. As soft as your slow breath as you read this.
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The 12 Days of Swn-fest: Part 7 – Sons of Noel and Adrian

Sons of Adrian and Noel

Sons of Adrian and Noel

Drawing members from Brighton’s Willkommen Collective, Sons of Noel and Adrian‘s quivering, floating stories of dusk, love and loneliness straddle the unspoken area between Mumford and Sons’ haunting folk and Rachel’s chamber-led crescendos.

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Sons of Noel and Adrian play Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach on 24 October before supporting Efterklang and Jaga Jazzist at London Barbican on 28 October.

How to buy Swn tix/wristbands and full line-up

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