Tula: 15 April

Doors 7:30pm with Colour DJs and live visuals.


Tula

Photo by Richard Short

In the old Swedish language, the word ‘tula’ means to wander far into the forest and Tula certainly lives up to her namesake, crafting rustic and grainy folk-inspired songs that are deeply evocative of the wilderness of her home nation. There’s a rich yet melancholy feel to her music which harks back to idyllic landscapes and the enchanting beauty of nature.

Plaintive yet poignant, her debut 7″ single on acclaimed Birmingham label Static Caravan unites two stunning vignettes that are mesmerising in their intricate yet hushed beauty. Sure to appeal to anyone who has been taken by the work of Alela Diane, Laura Marling or Elliott Smith.

Stream: No Name / Remind Me


Timothy Parkes


Currently dwelling in the rural outreaches of the Black Country, Timothy may be one man and a guitar but his music is at once intricate and powerful. His sound is much more than the sum of its parts due to a heady dose of otherwordly mystery. Championed by Miles Hunt of The Wonder Stuff, he has most recently contributed to Hunt’s Shared project, which showcases emerging acoustic talent. Timothy also plays with Colour favourites July Skies.

Stream: Witchcraft / All The White Horses

Photos

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Photos by Richard Short


Visuals

The visuals for this show were edited together from various American home movies from the 1940s to the late 1970s. Mostly shot on Super 8 and chosen because they featured woodland and coastal scenes and a rich colour palette.


Colour Playlist

Phosphorescent – It’s Hard to Be Humble (When You’re From Alabama)* // Band of Horses – Compliments* // The National Afraid of Everyone* // Cass McCombs – Crick In My Neck // Bonnie “Prince” Billy & The Cairo Gang – Troublesome Houses* // The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt // Damien Jurado – Best Dress // Elliott Smith – Pretty (Ugly Before) // Hush Arbors – Sand // Mazzy Star – Fade Into You // Brightblack Morning Light – Hologram Buffalo // Beach House – Norway // Sleeping States – The Next Village // Jens Lekman – Black Cab // Department of Eagles – Teenagers // Richard Swift – Kisses For The Misses // Euros Childs – Bore Da // The Kingsbury Manx – Pelz Komet* // Sparklehorse – Gold Day // Devendra Banhart – Little Yellow Spider // The Be Good Tanyas – When Doves Cry // My Morning Jacket – Instrumental (The Tennessee Fire)* // Why? – Early Whitney // James Blackshaw – Spiralling Skeleton Memorial

Stream: Spotify playlist
(*= not on Spotify)

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