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New Roots

New Roots

Feb 9th 2018 @ The Harrison Bar

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
Friday, February 9th, 2018
7:30 PM
The Harrison Bar
London, United Kingdom
Martha Hill and her three piece band played New Roots at The Harrison on September last, their debut London performance. To say they were good doesn't come anywhere close- they were jaw-droppingly, heart-thunpingly brilliant. Fusing soul, edgy indie, acoustic folk, and contemporary pop to stunning effect, they succeed in bringing these four diparate strands into one perfect, coherent whole. It's a sound that feels as though it's been arund forever, and at the same time seems utterly contemporary and cutting-edge. Hill's superb, stop-you-in-your-tracks jazz-blues voice and unshirkingly honest, kitchen sink lyrical style summons the ghost of Amy Winehouse, backed up by superbly original, starkly minimal arrangement from her band. Hers was without question the New Roots gig of the year in 2017, don't miss out this time around.


Matthew Falloon is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Kent whose music has been championed by BBC radio DJs Janice Long and Chris Hawkins, and compared to classic artists such as Jackson Browne and Paul Simon by Uncut magazine. The former Smoke Feathers singer's latest album Do No Harm is out now, inspired by modern and traditional Americana, and recorded on an old Neve 8014 desk at Vale Studios in Worcestershire. R2 magazine describes his songs as "exceptional" and "breathtakingly beautiful". Matthew has also collaborated with electronica producer Hiatus, and plays bass, guitar and mandolin in The Orange Circus Band.