Folk, Music, Americana,

House Of Hats

Thursday 4th September 2014 - Starts 8pm


House Of Hats Shoreham Ropetackle
House Of Hats Shoreham Ropetackle

“Behind vocal pyrotechnics that suggest a younger Crosby, Stills and Nash, there’s a solid songwriting heart.”Q Magazine

“Both musically and lyrically This Love stacks up as a work of surprising complexity, beautiful playing and sublime singing.”Folk Radio

“Cult status and a sound track call. It proves a hard act to follow”Uncut Magazine

House Of Hats have been playing together since 2012 and have gone from strength to strength since then. After their big break at the Cambridge Folk Festival they have gone on to tour Holland, play to a regular packed residency in home-town Brighton and released their highly anticipated début album This Love in March 2014.

Recently described by Altsounds as “harmonically rich, passionate folk” they deliver a textured and pure sound with male and female figures sharing the lead. With a style likened to Crosby, Stills and Nash, Fleet Foxes, and Fleetwood Mac, their folk influences are clear and resonate passionately. They have a strong Americana thread woven through their melodies, suggested by Acoustic Magazine as reminiscent of Bon Iver.

Most excitingly the band toured the USA in mid June and played to enthusiastic audiences across the east coast, as well as returning to tour Holland in July where they have a loyal following. With UK festival dates confirmed and another UK tour being planned for September/October, 2014 is shaping up to be a breakthrough year.

Tickets: £10 advance, £12 on the door.

Support comes from Brighton based folk duo Hickory Signals.

Hickory Signals perform original and traditional interpretations of folk tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland, and the USA. They accompany strong vocal melodies with acoustic guitar, flute, glockenspiel, and a variety of percussion, building songs carefully and minimally to atmospheric effect.