Thurs 2nd June: Sparrow and the Workshop – Reading

Entry £6 ADV from here and 16 + (14+ with an adult) or call the box office on 01189 606 060.
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On Thurs 2nd June, we present Glasgow-based dark folk rock trio Sparrow and The Workshop at South Street arts centre in Reading. The band releases their new album ‘Spitting Daggers’ on May 23rd through Distiller Records. The album was produced and mixed at the new recording studio, The Distillery, by Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno / Sam Amidon).

Their first full-length album ‘Crystals Fall’ was released in April 2010 by Distiller Records to critical acclaim. Clash Magazine called it “a brilliant debut album that will be hard to beat in 2010”, Mojo said “ignore them if you dare”, and Drowned in Sound said of the album “Everything on Crystals Fall is delivered with such an assured, singular vision and a palpable and completely admirable disregard for trends, fads and fashions that it’s impossible not to fall in love with it”.

Following the albums April release, the band completed a UK Tour supporting the Scottish band Idlewild and then crossed the English channel to support American psych-rockers the Brian Jonestown Massacre on their European tour in May. They played the BBC Introducing tent at Glastonbury Festival in 2009 and are gearing up to do a string of festivals this summer.

The band recently recorded BBC sessions for 6 Music and Radio 1.

‘Ethereal and Electric’- THE GUARDIAN
“They sound like Emmylou Harris meets Jack White in a sexy headlock” – WORD MAGAZINE
“This is genuine, honest music impeccably crafted by three individuals with an obvious desire for their chosen path.’ – DROWNED IN SOUND


Meursault are an alternative indie band hailing from Edinburgh. They’ve released two acclaimed albums (Pissing on Bonfires / Kissing With Tongues and All Creatures Will Make Merry), received national airplay on Radio 1 and appeared at Glastonbury, T in the Park, End of the Road and Truck festivals.



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