Apples I'm Home
16th December 2016
with guest support from Jinnwoo
and James O'Hara-Knight
Recently described as “The Mamas & The Papas meets Mumford &
Sons”, apples... i’m home are a pop/folk four piece based in West
London. They began life in 2007 as a
song-writing duo in the Scottish town of Ayr. Having since re-located to
Glasgow and Gloucestershire, they can now be found writing and
performing their original brand of catchy, melody-driven songs across
the London folk scene.
Glasgow Arts Council funded their first
single recording, at the prestigious Park Lane studios (Paolo Nutini,
The Proclaimers) and, following a number of further demos, the band
recorded their debut EP, ‘Last Week’, in 2012. To support the release,
they set off on their first UK tour, playing gigs from the south of
England to the north coast of Scotland in August that year.
Their latest EP, 'From The Road', was released to coincide with the
band's second appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where the
CD's first print run sold out within four days.
structures and layered harmonies remain features of their music and,
having received positive reactions since expanding to a four-piece, the
band are now focusing on cementing their place in the capital's thriving
The Independent - "jinnwoo is the most singular new folk talent i've heard in some time" 4/5
The Guardian - "Jinnwoo's gothic folk-croak is a confessional reel unspooling from his innards, a tale of circling doom"
Clash - "Jinnwoo is a true original"
The Line of Best Fit - "A rising talent in the folk world, Jinnwoo has
been setting hearts ablaze with his off-kilter guitarisms and distinct,
Folk Radio UK - "Jinnwoo’s ardent vocals
convey a modern-day high-lonesomeness. [...] building up a deservedly
The Fly Magazine - "Leicester’s best kept
secret Jinnwoo sneaks unassumingly into view, [...] unleashing a voice
awash with waves of sorrow. His acoustic, dark–edged folk speaks
directly to that part of us all which has sat forlornly on dirty
doorsteps after the pubs close, trying desperately to put feelings into
Subba-Cultcha - " Jinnwoo has delivered a strikingly
potent track full of emotion and a stripped back grace that feels
completely alien to everything else around at the moment. It’s rustic
and aged in influence, [...] a sound rich in Americana/Folk from a
distant time. In places it feels like a desert hymn being sung by
Prefix Magazine - "Highly addictive"
GigSoup - "Sombre but beautiful"
Listen With Monger - "Leicester born soloist Jinnwoo has carved out a
bit of a reputation for himself and this single is testament to just why
people are giving him so much attention. The sparse, Jose Gonzalez
style guitars of 'Solo Man' lay a haunting backdrop for Jinnwoo's
strained but impassioned vocals to perform in front of. At times
sounding like he can't unclench his teeth to sing. [...] This is
particularly dark stuff that comes from the pit of a man's stomach
during the smallest hours of the night and it's a minor miracle that
such emotions and thoughts have been manifested in a form that has any
kind of beauty at all. Jinnwoo will be an intense live experience I
should imagine but one that you should certainly seek out"
Glass Boutique - "Jinnwoo’s dark and atmospheric sound is hauntingly beautiful"
Brixton Buzz- "People in Leicester will tell you that if Jinnwoo had
been born in America instead of the east Midlands, he would have already
become a cult figure. Reminiscent of David Eugene Edwards (16
Horsepower), over the past year he has performed with the likes of Willy
Mason, Jeffrey Lewis, Kyla La Grange and Lucy Rose"
London Scene - "An enormously impressive performance from a confident
and able artist. ...the air of mystery he generates is so enticing. It
takes guts to sing in front of any audience, but to sing unaccompanied,
as he did at one point, takes a special kind of chutzpah. ... the live
performance with music dark, atmospheric and haunting, vaguely menacing
even, and lyrics as mysterious as the music."
upstairs @The Birkbeck
45 Langthorne Road
Leyton E11 4HL
Doors 7.30pm - 11.55pm
£4 or £3 for unwaged
Music at 8.15pm with open mic from 11pm
Laura J Martin
11 January 2017
28 Harrison Street, London WC1H 8JF
Lost Horizons are delighted to announce that Laura J Martin is to headline their launch event @The Harrison.
Liverpudlian singer-songwriter, Martin's third studio album, tells of
the disconnect she felt when returning home to Liverpool to find that
all individuality had been erased and replaced by gleaming empty flats.
Shot through with wit and humour alongside the sociopolitical themes - one of the characters talks of bleaching toilets and taking trips to Lanzarote - 'On The Never Never' skips through waltz timing and bears influences from Scott Walker to the Compass Point Allstars This is a hopeful record, full of joy, beauty and a tongue in cheek look at those in charge.
With support from James O'Hara-Knight and George Frakes two of London's finest young singer songwriters.
tickets £8 - £7 conc
Tickets on the door £9.50 - £8.50 conc
doors at 7pm music at 8pm