Erin K & Leslie Mendelson (co-headline) + Empty White Circles
Erin K is Erin Kleh and just a few years ago she picked up a guitar and began writing autobiographical songs that earned her a reputation in the London anti-folk scene.
Backed by her band, she performs a range of quirky, honest and heartfelt songs. She has developed her own style of folk, with songs touching upon subjects such as “friends with benefits”, hybrid animals, missed communications and food. She performed at the London Olympics and Paralympics, and also played a solo show at the Edinburgh Festival. She has headlined many of London’s must-do venues, including Union Chapel and Bush Hall. Her debut single, “Coins” was hand picked as Huw Stephens’ BBC Introducing Tip of The Week. She was the first unsigned act to be played on Nihal’s Review Show on BBC1, and has had airplay on 6Music with Tom Robinson, BBC London, Absolute Radio and Kerrang and was The Guardians’ Band of the Day #1,111. She is currently living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and finishing record her first solo album in NYC this fall.
Her most recent success included a 31 day tour, where she performed 31 consecutive gigs across Italy. This performance at Borderline marks the completion of a second Italian tour, bringing her home once again to London, where her musical journey began.
Co-headlining this show is Leslie Mendelson – www.lesliemendelson.com
Leslie has just signed a major label deal and is just finishing off her debut album which is being produced by the legendary Glyn Johns…
Empty White Circles
Empty White Circles is a 5-piece Americana/Folk band originally formed by American born brothers Kevin and Sean Duggan. Now based in Oxford, the band was completed by the arrival of British members Calum To and Ricky Eastwood. With close harmonies, infectious guitar riffs and toe tapping rhythms, Empty White Circles offers Americana with a twist, plenty of volume and more pop-hooks than you could shake a stick at.
“An Oxford Americana band with an edge over all the others in town – they have actual American members for a start – who produce uplifting, soaring, singalong tracks with heart-warming harmonies.”-BBC Introducing
“Empty White Circles stomp in unison like a strange yet engaging hoedown”-Q Magazine, Oxjam Edition 2012