1. avatar anthony@thestiffkitten
    THE STIFF KITTEN PRESENTS:

    [size=24:7504b4eeec]GEMMA HAYES[/size:7504b4eeec]
    +[size=18:7504b4eeec] SUPPORT[/size:7504b4eeec]

    [size=24:7504b4eeec]THE STIFF KITTEN[/size:7504b4eeec]
    [size=24:7504b4eeec]WEDNESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER[/size:7504b4eeec]
    9PM / £9

    TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM TICKETMASTER OUTLETS, THE STIFF KITTEN BAR, AND ONLINE AT WWW.THESTIFFKITTEN.COM


    It was sheer force of will, and no little talent, that bought Irish singer/songwriter [b:7504b4eeec]Gemma Hayes [/b:7504b4eeec]her first record deal with French electro imprint [b:7504b4eeec]Source Records[/b:7504b4eeec], as the singer had spent the best part of half a decade working and performing around the capital's premier music venues. While her debut EPs were relatively spare and folksy affairs, her label's legacy came to bear on subsequent recordings, where Hayes demonstrated a proclivity for chilled electronics and swampy, My Bloody Valentine-style shoegaze effects alongside the subdued melancholy of Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. This cross-genre appeal would see Hayes mentioned regularly alongside female contemporaries Beth Orton and PJ Harvey and earn her a Mercury Music Prize nomination in 2002.

    Six years, two albums, the highs of critical accolades and the lows of doubt and exhaustion have all led Gemma Hayes to this her third album [b:7504b4eeec]‘The Hollow Of Morning’ [/b:7504b4eeec]and with another roll of the dice, the ingenue of old days has grown and morphed into an experienced songwriter; and also a woman who has surveyed her career to date and decided to go her own way. Independent in every sense.

    Co-produced by long time cohort and collaborator David Odlum, who worked with Gemma on her [b:7504b4eeec]Mercury nominated debut[/b:7504b4eeec], along with guest producers including Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine), ‘The Hollow of Morning’ is a ten-track filigree of melody, subtle harmony and dappled rhythms. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album is the perfect hybrid of Odlum and Hayes Irish charm and the sunlit sparkle of California.

    For more information, please contact Joe Dougan – joe@shine.net.


    [i:7504b4eeec]www.gemmahayes.com
    www.thestiffkitten.com[/i:7504b4eeec]
  2. avatar tenrabbits
    No doubt this will be the usual collection of blokes staring lovestruck at her from the audience.. and bloody right too!
  3. avatar Stevie Mac
    Wooooo! I hope she does Ran For Miles this time.
  4. avatar TheStiffKitten
    Support is Steve Reynolds - This should be great!
  5. avatar mindblower
    aww i cant wait. seen her in spring and air and was fantastic!
  6. avatar Joeplaysthedrums
    tomorrow night!! tickets available on the door.