Monday 16th of December 2019, 7.30 PM

Ruthie

Ruthie is the new project from songwriter-musician, Naomi Baguley. Taking nods from the timeless songwriting of Paul McCartney and Stevie Nicks, as well as more contemporary artists such as Angel Olsen and Tobias Jesso Jr., Ruthie blends effortless pop songs steeped in 70s nostalgia with Baguley’s unmistakable talent for articulating the most intimate and personal of thoughts. After a year studying in Berlin and the breakdown of her relationship, Baguley returned to Leeds to link up with creative partner, Ben Lewis, to write and demo a full album’s worth of material dealing in the personal struggle of how one comes to terms with and eventually overcomes great loss and pain. Combining Baguley’s effortless, goosebump inducing vocals, piano hooks, girl group backing harmonies, and psych tinged guitars, the collection of music feels like a cathartic journey for both songwriter and listener.

“Pushing 70s Songwriting into the Present Day” – VICE

“Ruthie is an artist about whom we should have plenty of hope for great things” – The 405

“Think the Carpenters go grunge-tinged dream-pop” – The Sunday Times

‘Spirit Now Moves’ may only be her second track, but it’s a strong one” – DIY

“[‘What Kind of Woman] is a beaut intro to the 23-year-old songwriter and an intriguing glimpse at the rest of the exciting journey she’s about to take us on” – Wonderland

“Reminds me of Angel Olsen… very hyped about it” – Matt Wilkinson, Beats1

“An artist I’m very excited about…look out for her” – Linda Marigliano, Triple J

“A stunning debut… gorgeous vocals, piano hooks and psychedelic guitar solo to die for” – Shell Zenner, BBC 6 Music

“A very special outfit.. very talented songwriter… the results of this track are absolutely spellbinding” – Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio

“Hints of Tobias Jesso Jr. or McCartney-esque melodies” – Clash

“Feels destined for your springtime playlists” – Vanyalan

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Thursday 21st of November 2019, 7.30 PM

Glowe

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Friday 22nd of November 2019, 9 PM

NMR Soundsystem

Price: Free
Saturday 23rd of November 2019, 6 PM

SJQ Bar Open

Price: Free

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