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The Fallen Angels Club
Adam Holmes & The Embers plus Baskery

Thu 15 November 2018

27-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the brightest rising stars on the UK roots music scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of soul and Americana.

His first album, Heirs and Graces, was produced by John Wood (producer of all Nick Drake’s albums and John Martyn’s iconic Solid Air album) and mastered by Simon Heyworth (co-producer of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells) and second album, Brighter Still, features two-time BRIT award winner Eddi Reader on backing vocals throughout.

Latest album Midnight Milk was recorded in one room in his Edinburgh flat, but came complete with full brass section, an eighteen voice choir and a widescreen folk/soul/electronica production, which was influenced by a 2016 collaboration he was involved in with Adrian Utley of Portishead, Dominic Aitchison of Mogwai and Martin Green of Lau.

Swedish sisters Baskery make their first appearance in Glasgow since 2010 and we can wait to welcome them back. The​ ​three​ ​sisters​ ​can’t​ ​recall​ ​when​ ​or​ ​why​ ​they​ ​started​ ​playing,​ ​the​ ​music’s​ ​always​ ​just​ ​been there.​ ​In​ ​their​ ​late​ ​teens,​ ​the​ ​sisters​ ​joined​ ​forces​ ​with​ ​their​ ​dad,​ ​who​ ​for​ ​decades​ ​was​ ​a one​ ​man​ ​band​ ​playing​ ​old​ ​blues​ ​and​ ​country​ ​tunes​ ​for​ ​a​ ​living.

This​ ​foundation​ ​of​ ​classic​ ​”roots​ ​music​ ​and​ ​Americana”​ ​settled​ ​in​ ​their​ ​hearts,​ ​but​ ​also awoke​ ​the​ ​urge​ ​of​ ​breaking​ ​the​ ​rules​ ​of​ ​traditional​ ​music.​ ​Baskery​ ​is​ ​a​ ​band​ ​built​ ​on​ ​what three​ ​people​ ​can​ ​do​ ​together​ ​and​ ​it’s​ ​all​ ​about​ ​turning​ ​the​ ​music​ ​on​ ​its​ ​head,​ ​blending​ ​the straightforwardness​ ​of​ ​punk​ ​with​ ​the​ ​subtlety​ ​of​ ​singer/​ ​song writing.