A little while ago we posted about Gaoler’s Daughter and gave you their excellent track Nine Pieces Of Silk. We then got hold of their equally excellent The Only Way To Travel EP, which boasted the (you guessed it) excellent song Jumbo Jet.
Now they are preparing to release a new EP titled Alchemy which is out on the 6th June. We’ve had an advance copy for a few days now and it is, no other word to describe it, excellent.
Their sound is summed up perfectly on their MySpace page – rowdy, stomping rhythms shift in an instant to beautiful, uplifting melodies, which are set against dark brooding harmonies. John Sterry’s sensitive vocals stand in stark contrast to the often disturbing content of his lyrics. Alex Mahood’s guitar, washed in reverb, cuts uplifting counter melodies into the driving, yet measured rhythms created by Alfie Ambrose and Ben Hutchinson.
Like we said – excellent.
Visit their MySpace here. Pre-order Alchemy here.
Download Gaoler’s Daughter – Sun Coming Up mp3 (from Alchemy EP)
Download Gaoler’s Daughter – Jumbo Jet mp3 (from The Only Way To Travel EP) Link removed by request.
See them live:
13 May – The Lock Tavern, Camden, London
14 May – The Staggs Head, Dalston, London
22 May – The Windmill, Brixton, London
28 May – Sharabang Launch Tour @ Concorde 2, Brighton
29 May – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
30 May – Sharabang Launch Tour @ Marquee (old Barfly), Liverpool
31 May – Sharabang Launch Tour @ Taylor John’s House, Coventry
5 Jun – Sound Control, Manchester
11 Jun – Half Moon, Putney, London
12 Jun – BBC Introducing Stage, Sellindge, Kent
13 Jun – Strummerville Summer Session, Hammersmith, London,
9 Jul – Merton Farm, Canterbury, Kent