Sam Clague, Maija Sofia, Laura Duff, Trick Mist at QBP19
Sam Clague, Maija Sofia, Laura Duff & Trick Mist
plugd, Upstairs at The Roundy
From 7pm, Saturday 9th February
or part of the Bundle Pass (3 shows for €25)
or the Super Bundle Pass (6 shows for €50)
Trick Mist (Gavin Murray) is a songwriter, electronic musician and multi instrumentalist based in Cork. His music positions the lyrical song within a wider experimental electronic context. An intriguing blend of lyrics, traditional music odes and field recordings form a sound which moves you inside and out.
He emerged in October 2015 with his debut EP 'Jars in Rows'. The self-produced observational EP was made after the Louth native's relocation to Manchester. The EP and its adjoining conceptual video project received widespread rave reviews and coverage from State.ie, The Thin Air, Broadsheet, Headstuff, Remy, Hotpress(Hot For 2016) and airplay from 2fm(Dan Hegarty), Amazing Radio(Simon Raymonde), TXFM, 2xm, Dublin City FM and Salford City Radio.
A split 7'' single with Video Blue followed in June 2016. The independent release, available in stores across the UK and Ireland like Rough Trade (London), Tower (Dublin), Classified (Dundalk) and Piccadilly (Manchester), continued to turn heads.
'Fraction' emerged in November 2017. Composed with sounds captured by Murray on a trip in India. The single (available on CD and digital) and its accompanying remix by Kildare producer Phare received extensive coverage and garnered new plaudits from the likes of Nialler9, Golden Plec, craicntracks, diamond deposits, Joe.ie, and airplay from Totally Irish 98fm, An Taobh Tuathail and Dublin Digital Radio.
April 2018 saw the reissue of 'Jars in Rows' EP on CD with a bonus remix by Nighthawks.
"Two Doors Down', taken from his forthcoming debut album 'Both Ends', arrived in Aug 2018. An acapella song about emigration and an exposed personal video ensured this curveball of sorts really struck a chord.
Sam Clague is a musician and songwriter from Clonakilty, Cork. He lives and works in Cork City, playing primarily as a jazz guitarist and also his own unique brand of original music. Jazz and folk influences blend together to make a form of kaleidoscopic chamber music, driven by intricate guitar arrangements and accompanied by psychedelic orchestral sounds.
His debut EP “Balloons" was released in 2015 at the Clonakilty Guitar Festival. A follow up E.P. "good morning" was released in Coughlans, Cork, to a sold out audience in November 2018.
Maija Sofia is a songwriter originally from rural Galway. Taking influence from the storytelling nature of traditional folk songs and merging it with a raw unpolished performance style, her songs have been called evocative, strange, dark and tender. The contrast between a childhood on the coarse edge of the Atlantic coast and an abrupt move to London at the age of nineteen informs her writing, and her songs display a lyrical maturity that weaves between the dreamlike, the devastating and the everyday. She has released one EP (The Sugar Sea, 2016) and a handful of singles, and has performed at Other Voices, Electric Picnic and the London Antifolk festival as well as support slots for Joan as Police Woman, Julien Baker and Stella Donnelly. Earlier this year an unreleased song of hers was covered by Lankum's Radie Peat and Katie Kim for their collaborative shows in Dublin and Cork. In 2018 she released a single 'Flowers', toured Ireland and the UK and recorded her debut album which will be released next year.
Sounding like a meeting of Phil Spector, Scott Walker and PJ Harvey [...] an engrossing multifaceted listen that works on almost every level.
- The Last Mixed Tape
"Maija Sofia is a true ingenuity of the current generation of folk and forthright musicians." -The Thin Air
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