The Rescue Rooms archives: 2015

PAUL SMITH, PAUL SMITH LIVE AT RESCUE ROOMS

  • Tuesday 1st September 2015
  • Supported by: Devon Sproule

DHP PRESENTS

PAUL SMITH & THE INTIMATIONS

Paul Smith

Genre: Indie, Pop

For Fans Of: Maximo Park, Simple Minds, Pulp

Hometown: Billingham, UK

About: New album Contradictions took four years to write and record, having begun life on the road at the point Paul assembled his ‘Intimations’, Andrew Hodson (drums) from electronic duo Warm Digits and Claire Adams (bass), to help tour his personal solo debut Margins. The album finds Paul in a more reflective state opposed to the adrenaline-fuelled pop choruses he’s been known for up to now and is a clearer, more hi-fi progression from Margins’ melancholy.  ”I only ever want to release music that I feel adds something new to the world, however small”, Smith says, “and I'm confident that Contradictions is an alternative pop record that fulfils my own criteria.”

Links: Twitter // Website // Facebook

Recent track: 'Break Me Down'

SUPPORTED BY:

DEVON SPROULE

Sproule’s first UK release, Keep Your Silver Shined, proved an indie hit for her Coventry-based label Tin Angel Records, topping year-end lists, landing her a spot on Later…with Jools Holland, and inspiring many a Brit to google “Virginia.” Paste Magazine called Silver “The sexiest, sultriest southern album since Lucinda’s Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.”  Since its emergence in 2007, Tin Angel Records has become a small but successful label,  home to artists including Sproule, Curreri, Baby Dee, Sean Hayes, Black Carrot, Kelly Joe Phelps, Polar Bear, Julia Kent, and others.  ”The label roster is like our record collection at home,” Sproule says, “not a lot of current ‘folkies,’ just folks who are doing something different… usually a bit weird, a bit private, and always really good.  Shit, I think I might be the most normal one on there!  And that’s kind’ve saying a lot.”

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