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Roman Candle Presents Sweet Giant

Wednesday 10th July, 2024.
 
£8 Adv.

Sweet Giant
 
Kazimier Stockroom, Liverpool

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Roman Candle is delighted to welcome Sweet Giant to Kazimier Stockroom, Liverpool on Wednesday 10th July. Special guest Broken Down Golf Cart and Tom Blackwell.

Tickets £8 advance from See Tickets.

SWEET GIANT

"There is a cinematic quality to their songs, like the soundtrack to a road movie''
-DTF Media

''They feel like what I imagine gigs in late-60s California sounded like – a modern nostalgic desire for something that hasn’t actually existed before''
-MONO MOOSE

Much like the mycelium spreading unseen through the soil, Sweet Giant bursts forth from the underground, like a fruiting body emerging from the forest floor - With spitting amplifiers and rattling drums, buzzing oscillators and runaway echo.

The band fully embrace a DIY ethos; writing, recording, producing and creating artwork from their hand-built London studio - lovingly dubbed 'Big Vision Studios'.

BROKEN DOWN GOLF CART

Broken Down Golf Cart is the musical project of Canadian born Merseyside based musician, animator and visual artist, Jen Baranick. With Jen on guitar and vocals, Amanda Scheibert on drums and vocals, Liam Crosbie on bass and Tayler Little on lead guitar, the vibe comes together and out as “bitter sweet spacey grunge”. Despite the often playful nature of the visuals and lyrics, the songs carry reflective weight in their content. Touching on contemporary issues such as social anxiety, corrupt world leaders and the plight of the environment, the music has wit, charm, insight and empathy alongside fuzzy weird love and gorgeous melodies.

Broken Down Golf Cart has been played on BBC6 and the local BBC Merseyside radio show (recently considered a 2022 highlight on the show) as well as received coverage from various blogs including Louder Than War, Stereogum, the VPME, Grotesquelizer, Bido Lito (the Liverpool local arts magazine), and We All Want Someone To Shout For. Also added to BIRP’s Best of 2021 playlist and to the Spotify New Rock playlist, and others - the band has reached listeners in the UK and beyond.

With grunge and psych influences and lyrics to make you think, Broken Down Golf Cart is what it sounds like, dark but danceable and broken-hearted yet charming.

TOM BLACKWELL

Now based on Teesside, Tom Blackwell emerged from the Manchester folk club circuit, where he discovered the country, blues and gospel music that would become the foundations of his work.

Between 2010-2011 a succession of homemade recorded demo collections garnered somewhat of a cult following. In 2012 The Viper label of Liverpool (Edgar Jones) released a compilation of these tracks. The record received support from BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music.

After a tumultuous start to 2014, Blackwell found himself embarking on a 3 month pilgrimage of America. Armed only with a guitar and the clothes on his back, he travelled thousands of miles over rail and bus, before a chance meeting in Nashville with sound engineer Matt Wyman led to the recording of Tyrone The Gun. The album found critical acclaim and named as one of Country Music People magazine's albums of the year in 2015

In 2018 he decided to undertake an archive project to document his early material in the barest of forms. The ‘Memphis Volumes’ were just that, hushed vocal and guitar takes captured in various Merseyside dwellings onto an old Tascam cassette recorder.

His second official long player, Regency Cafe was released in the late summer of 2023

A prolific writer with a visceral and dynamic performance style, Blackwell has been performing across the UK and beyond for the last 15 years, honing his craft both on and off stage.

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