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Saturday, April 14th, 2018
7:00 PM
MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions

Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky?

Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm.

If you have any special needs please advise us by email to and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet.

All timings are approximate but generally:-

Doors - 19.00

Support 19.45 (if programmed)

Headline Between 20.15 & 20.30

Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information.

Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks.

About Florist

Florist's music centers on moments of specific intimacy. Hold me when I'm starting to cry, Emily Sprague sings on Holdly, the title track off the band's new EP. This lyric translates a universal desire into something precise and personal, a real feeling delivered with commanding impact even through hushed vocals. Unadorned, riveting lyrics like these are certainly a hallmark of the Epoch the dreamy folk-rock collective that Florist and Sprague are also affiliated with but Holdly moves by itself. It's just under 20 minutes of the sweetest melodies swimming with powerful, deeply existential reflections. On my favorite track from the release, Cool And Refreshing, Sprague sings: I'm trying to be fine but I lie / About the things I say will never die / Like memories, forgiveness and the light inside my eyes. Even while focusing on three elements that seem eternal, the song undercuts them from the start, promising their transience without a trace of bitterness. Holdly is continually coming to terms with the space between our desire for permanence and the inevitable slippage of time; these are mini-philosophical treatises nestled in carefully constructed folk-pop songs.