Alice will perform dates across the UK with her new album Seven Rainbows
6 – Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
7- Liverpool, Mojo
8 –Manchester, Ruby Lounge
9 – Leeds, Empire
10 – London, Borderline
A powerful pull of both masculine and feminine, laced together with straight out Patti Smith punk spirit and a keen pop ear, Alice Gold channels a definite pop sound but with a rock ‘n’ roll edge. To celebrate the release of her debut album Seven Rainbows Alice Gold will be performing in the UK.
The album was completed in just 22 short days with the help of producer Dan Carey who has worked with some of the hottest artists of the last few years including Lily Allen, Kylie, La Roux, Franz Ferdinand and Hot Chip.
Gold by name and gold by nature, there is immense warmth in Alice’s sound and lyrics which is illustrated beautifully in her album Seven Rainbows that is made up of dense, complex atmospherics and an effortless melodic sophistication.
A deal with Fiction Records allowed Alice to put together the live band she had always dreamed of. Far from session musician blandness, the noise they make is a reflection of the records Alice admits she has always loved;
“I love artists like Led Zeppelin, Neil Young and Jefferson Airplane; classic songwriting, energetic and rough-around-the-edges. I definitely write pop songs, but I'm inspired just as much by leftfield stuff, rock and roll and psychedelia. Basically, I love Janis Joplin but I've got a crush on Alicia Keys.”
Hare And Hounds
Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 7.30pm
Wednesday, 7th March 2012, 7.30pm
Thursday, 8th March 2012, 7.30pm
Friday, 9th March 2012, 7.30pm
Saturday, 10th March 2012, 7pm
Alice Gold (Alice McLaughlin) is an English singer-songwriter based in London, formerly signed to Sunday Best and currently signed to Fiction Records.
Her debut single “Orbiter” was released on 23 September 2010 through Pure Groove Records, with a single launch party at The Drop in Stoke Newington. The Guardian said it “showcases Gold's mighty voice through its power-pop chorus” and described her as “One to watch”
Her second single “Runaway Love”, released on Fiction Records, has received airplay on radio stations across the UK, entering the A-List on BBC Radio 2. On the official release date, 18 April 2011, an acoustic EP was recorded live at Toerag Studios where The White Stripes have previously recorded.
Gold's debut album Seven Rainbows, released on 4 July 2011, was produced by Dan Carey (Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip, Lily Allen). In an interview with PopCultureMonster.com she said of the album “the main bass, drums and guitars rhythm tracks were all recorded live and on tape like the old 60s records. The over-dubs are mostly made up of one-takes, whether it be guitar or vocal takes. My producer Dan Carey and I decided that if a take felt good then we’d keep it, so it is complete with minor ‘mistakes’ and quirky sounds through doing that, which we both like. Its a very honest album, quite autobiographical. The songs were born from a lot of darkness and grief but the lyrics are drenched in hope because of that, which is why I imagine people connect to it.”
In October 2010, Gold was shortlisted for Q magazine's 'Next Big Thing' award.
In September 2011, Gold's cover of the Billy Fury song “Wondrous Place” was used in an advert for the British beer brand Carling.
She has toured with Eels, Athlete, Band Of Skulls, Noah And The Whale, The Twilight Singers and has upcoming tour support slots confirmed with The Dears and The Bookhouse Boys.
Gold also played festivals in 2011, including Glastonbury, V Festival, T in the Park, Harvest at Jimmy's Festival, Jodrell Bank Live, Kendal Calling, Cornbury Festival and Hull's Freedom Festival.