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Robbie Thompson Single Launch w/ Fig By Four + James Ewan Tait

Pigeon Hands present 'Above Us All The Devil Is Laughing' Single Launch - Part 2: Leeds.

Robbie Thompson
Reflective, lyric driven songwriting, inspired by the post-industrial North of England, and described by BBC Introducing as "utterly beautiful". Robbie typically makes up one fifth of much travelled collective The Buffalo Skinners, and this new single is his first solo release to feature a full band.

Speaking of the new release, Robbie says:
"‘Above Us All the Devil Is Laughing’ contemplates the struggle to find meaning and purpose in life’s daily battles, whilst being hopelessly aware that we can’t possibly win the war. Death, absurdity, late capitalism, chance and time are coming for all of us.
But maybe winning the war was never the point; maybe the real purpose is to find meaning and connection in each battle, and that we might have more compassion for ourselves in all of it. Human beings are inherently flawed in so many ways, and thank god that is the case, otherwise we would have none of the compassion, warmth or humour that gets us through."

Fig by Four (solo)
A staple of the Leeds DIY music scene and sometime member of Living Body, Crake, Esper Scout and no-doubt many, many other projects. Fig by Four is multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Sarah Statham, who weaves ethereal stories of connection, memory and loss into her beautifully off-kilter collection of songs, which swing between the viscerally immediate and the sweepingly cinematic. Like glimpsing diary entries or being walked through a dream, Fig by Four is a shift in perspective that draws you in and absorbs you in Sarah’s carefully crafted worlds, which are full of heart, warmth and real human spirit.

James Ewan Tait
Noted by Now Then magazine for his “unmistakable croon”, “impressive vocal range”, and “deeply personal delivery”. Tait utilises numerous guitar amplifiers and an array of modulating stereo delays and effects to create a three-dimensional yet minimal sound, around which he weaves his soulful, off-kilter guitar lines.

£5 suggested donation on the door
(no-one turned away for lack of funds)

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