Joe Gideon + Madam
This promises to be a special and intimate evening. Joe Gideon will be playing solo electric versions of new songs from his ‘still-in-the-making’ next album. & the wonderful Sukie Smith of Madam will be playing acoustic versions of her songs from latest album ‘Back To The Sea’.and deep cuts from other releases. From the two of them you can expect songs of the sea, of ghosts, of fathers, of sorrow, but mostly of love… & reptiles.
About Gideon: “Pithy, powerful, lyrically erudite and observational, post-financial crisis English blues” Mike Barnes – Writer for Mojo and Wire, and author of the acclaimed, Captain Beefheart: The Biography.
Sukie Smith, better known as Madam, has a rare ability to combine the smoky, nocturnal atmospherics conjured by PJ Harvey or Portishead or the Velvet Underground with a pop sensibility that’s seen her compared to Goldfrapp. The amalgam is showcased on debut album In Case Of Emergency, a work of fragile beauty whose widescreen, slightly eerie quality has drawn comparisons to David Lynch – significantly or not, Smith herself apparently once worked as an actor. Either way, it sets her head and shoulders above the singer-songwriter masses, as individual a voice as Cat Power or her own label mate, Joan As Policewoman. And neither of their records boasts a windscreen wiper solo. One To Watch .The Independent.