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Naim Amor

May 12th 2017 @ The King & Queen

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
About Naim Amor
International, French
Friday, May 12th, 2017
7:30 PM
The King & Queen
1 Foley Street, London, United Kingdom
ahead of his performance the following night @ Cafe Oto with Howe Gelb, Naïm Amor plays his first London show in 9 years and we're delighted that he's joined by a rejuvenated Keith John Adams and late addition Ralegh Long.********************************************************************************************************************************Naïm Amor first started out on the Parisian underground punk scene before his (recently revived) Amor Belhom Duo act found their way out to Tucson, Arizona and collaborations with Calexico followed, resulting in the A.B.B.C. album and a Shane Meadows soundtrack appearance before going solo and working with John Parish and pretty much the full Tucson A-Z of musicians across a number of song based albums + his series of 'Soundtracks' collections. Last year's collaboration with Calexico drummer John Convertino on the album 'The Western Suite And Siesta Songs' further enhanced his reputation and 2017 finds him on tour both supporting and playing alongside Howe Gelb and his Piano Trio with whom Naïm guested on the album 'Future Standards', adding his delicate Django-esque guitar motifs. Keith John Adams is in that great tradition of artists (think Robyn Hitchcock) adept at coupling pop nous with sometimes seemingly off-centre lyrics that do not belie their astute insight on the human condition. adored in the suburbs of Paris, where his music is the preferred soundtrack to a Sunday night session of Anarcho-Bingo; cherished by the good people of London and it's radio station de choix... BBC 6Music, finding favour with the likes of Gideon Coe, Steve Lamacq and Stuart Maconie; and supported label wise in the USA from Athens to Washington by way of Tucson, we are delighted to welcome him back for his first show on home turf in many a moon.Ralegh Long's second full-length album Upwards of Summer (due June 23rd) marks a change of pace - the piano, strings and woodwind of his 2015 debut 'Hoveranceare' nowhere to be seen, exchanged for the jangle of chorus guitars, mandolins and anthemic hooks that make up a thrilling confident return, which after a period of doubt was brought about by remembering what it was like to pick up a guitar for the first time, and tapping into that place of instinct; praised by the The Guardian for his "demented beauty and by MOJO for his Spooky Pastoralism, clearly Ralegh is a restless soul eternally striving for sonic truth.... so no wonder Sky Arts described him as "calling to mind the atmosphere of Nick Drake".
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About Naim Amor
International, French