Mad Mackerel Recommends…Alessi’s Ark

It was Mrs Mackerel who first introduced us to Alessi’s Ark with the release of The Horse EP. Since then, London singer/guitarist Alessi Laurent-Markel has continued to make plenty of waves in the musical world despite her tender years, and her excellent 2009 full length Notes From The Treehouse was very well received by critics and fans alike. She is currently touring as support to Laura Marling.

She deals in a breathy, haunting brand of folk that, always intimate, stays the right side of whimsy, and she is clearly confident and talented enough to be able to dabble her toes in a spookier direction when the mood takes her.

Her new EP Soul Proprietor has been out a little while on Bella Union. Try a taste below and if you like what you hear you can buy from here.

Visit her MySpace here.

Download Alessi’s Ark – Shovelling mp3 (from Soul Proprietor EP)

See Alessi’s Ark Live

25 Apr Palladium (with Laura Marling), London

15 May Communion at the Ocean Rooms, Brighton

30 May Tan Hill Festival, North Yorkshire

14 Jul The Rude Shipyard, Sheffield

15 Jul The Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds

16 Jul The Band Room, North York Moors

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