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a sprinkling of new songs, but still the fine show we’ve come to expect from Rachel Ries, who returned to The Greystones last night in her new guise of Her Crooked Heart (complete with Sarah Smout on cello once again). Thanks to Rachel, Sarah, the Torn Sail two for a spellbinding opening set, and those who made it out to support live music on a warm Wednesday night.

It will be Wednesday once again when WagonWheel Presents… is back at The Greystones on May 24th. It’ll be a first visit to Sheffield for Canadian songstress Whitney Rose and her band, with support coming from A Prayer Away (new project from Jody Davies of The Fargo Railroad Co. & King Quentin). You can find a full preview for this show here. Maybe we’ll see you then?

 

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On Wednesday May 10th, WagonWheel Presents… welcomes Rachel Ries back to The Greystones. Returning to the UK with a brand new EP and a brand new name, Rachel will once again be joined by Sarah Smout on cello. New beginnings see Rachel now performing under the name Her Crooked Heart, with To Gentlemen being the debut EP release. Support comes from Huw Costin of Torn Sail. Advance tickets priced at £8 are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/392040 and the venue (12-6pm) or entry on the night will be £10. Doors open 7.45pm.

 

***HER CROOKED HEART (RACHEL RIES W/SARAH SMOUT)***

HER CROOKED HEART is the new name; the new music of Rachel Ries – multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, hired gun, singer. Her Crooked Heart’s first release, To Gentlemen (CD & 7” vinyl EP), hits the ground spinning May 5, complete with Rachel’s own limited edition artwork and featuring members of Bon Iver & Field Report. 

Along with numerous and diverse collaborators through the years, Rachel has proven herself ever-curious to expand her sound, her scope, and sail on past the confines of ‘singer-songwriter.’ After all, sometimes what the heart wants is a syncopated horn line and a string section; a choir of angels and a bass synth, leaving devastation in their wake.

But one thing has remained true since RR’s first homespun release: her sly and compassionate voice, excavating the depths of an all-too-human heart, armed with levity and a pen. It’s the messy humanity that’s of interest here. The trying and failing; the loving and losing and loving again. The choosing to be brave even when you’re shaking in your tattered boots. So please, make welcome: Her Crooked Heart. She’s been here all along.

http://www.hercrookedheart.com

 

***HUW COSTIN***

Inspired by Buckley, Cash, Drake, Cope and Kilmister, Costin writes songs for the mystified and heartbroken.

Huw Costin is a British singer-songwriter known for his emotional vocal style, melancholic lyrics, and a penchant for writing nifty pop songs when the mood takes him. He’s worked with both Brian Eno and Mark Lanegan, but mostly, his musical journey has been a ramble around the more obscure reaches of the indie world.  Known for his output with leftfield disco artists Smith & Mudd as well as rock bands Manatee, The Kull, and Earth The Californian Love Dream, Costin is currently recording and performing with his band Torn Sail, as well as promoting his second solo album.

As influenced by the folk, country, and rock of the 60’s and 70’s as the Nottingham ambient scene of the early nineties, Costin has been compared to the likes of Big Star, Ian Brown, Elbow, and Jeff Buckley.

His debut solo album – Regrets – found it’s way into the NME Yearbook as a top 10 album despite being unfinished and unreleased. Follow up Something/Nothing is attracted equally high praise.

It’s like the third Big Star album mixed with the Stone Roses… It’ll make you cry.”   NME

an emotive recollection of a love gone wrong”   UNCUT

“Huw Costin makes classic records with an attention to detail not often heard anymore – achingly beautiful, direct and gentle poetry” Mark Lanegan

http://www.huwcostin.com/

 

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