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Tuesday 23rd April 2013
The Gate, Cardiff
7:30pm / 14+ show
Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor are three sisters from Watford, whose tender folk melodies are sure to win the hearts of any living thing with ears that function.
Having been the undercard for the likes of Willy Mason, Joshua Radin and, more recently, Bon Iver, this gorgeous trio have done themselves proud having impressed renowned producers Glyn and Ethan Jones (The Rolling Stones, Kings Of Leon) so much that they requested to share production duties on their forthcoming album. Expect flawless, crowd-silencing harmonies and countless Laura Marling-isms.
SIVUBorn in Cambridge but presently working in a call centre in Waterloo, 24-year-old Sivu assimilates an unusual mix of sounds and textures. His biggest influences are the lilting melodies of Frank Sinatra, the left-field pop of Bjork or Wild Beasts, and particularly Beck – a singer and songwriter who nonetheless doesn’t suit the “singer-songwriter” tag, as Sivu’s own intricate but ambitious sound is a testament to. ‘Better Man Than He’ blends dreamy acoustics and subtle electronic touches into a sound that befits Sivu’s idiosyncratic moniker