Tuesday 5th July
Metropolis Studios, Chiswick
Metropolis Sessions. The freshest talent performing in the heart of the industry.
Kalon Rae // Emmavie // Little Sir Echo // Waste Of Paint take to the stage at the Metropolis Sessions.
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London based artist with a unique contemporary style, fusing anthemic pop with cinematic, indie and urban influences.
Kalon Rae has been highly active in the UK and international music scenes as a vocalist and musical director. He’s shared a stage with the likes of Paloma Faith, Sigma, Labrinth, The Who and Muse among many others
Evocative lyrics, lovingly crafted arrangements and soulful vocals combine to deliver eerily romantic stories which take you on an emotional journey. Kalon Rae’s debut EP “The Day That I Was Killed” is available for purchase on iTunes.
Emmavie is a self taught singer songwriter and producer from London. With credits spawned across a number of emerging artists working both in the UK and Internationally, including IAMNOBODI (Soulection), ROM (futurebeats records) and Dornik (PMR) specialising in a form of limitless soulful RnB.
Emmavie has headlined shows in a handful of popular music venues such as the legendary Jazz Cafe, XOYO and Instant in Budapest. Crowned BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s “Best of British” for an unreleased song featured on forthcoming album, Honeymoon…
Little Sir Echo
Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, 22 year old Little Sir Echo (Paddy Leishman) relocated to London at the beginning of 2015 to continue his songwriting, recording and performing.
After completing his Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Performance and Composition in New Zealand at the end of 2014, Paddy has years of solo performance experience as well as a great songwriting ability and has worked with many different musicians, songwriters, producers and performers both in New Zealand and the UK.
Little Sir Echo has over 380,000 views on YouTube as well as over 1,600 subscribers, and has been applauded by the likes of Kodaline on social media.
With atmospheric electric guitar work and a subtle yet thought provoking way with words, his captivating voice and emotional, lyrical sound draws comparisons with the likes of Jeff Buckley, Matt Corby, Rhodes and Amber Run.
With tracks recorded at Miloco’s Assault & Battery 2, his first EP, The Words Aloud, co-produced by Chris Elliot and Duncan Brookfield, was released on Soundcloud in early 2016 and is now available on Spotify and iTunes.
Waste Of Paint
You know that ‘thing’, that weird ‘thing’ which you can’t describe. The ‘thing’ which makes the hairs on your arms stand on end….
You find your self smiling, listening keenly to two engagingly prolific songwriters who have found it, that ……. ‘Thing’
The lyrics are brave, stripped naked across a lo-fi tapestry of crafted tones & echo’s.
Some songs will break your heart, no doubt about it. The single Baudelaire Waltz is a confession, an acceptance of a mental condition that prevents happy ever after. Conjuring visions of Bright Eyes at their most honest & poetic.
Equally powerful but from another place entirely we find ‘for Molly’, a delirious celebration of music evoking memories of early Bowie. Adventurous & unafraid.
Waste Of Paint, the architects of these addictive tales have that rare quality. They have that ‘thing’. They have found something in each other which enables them to create music without boundaries. They compliment each other incredibly….. The musical technician, the haunted songwriter. Working without fear and constraint. Pouring their souls into writing together. The result is a labour of love, hate, and sceptical nature.
This is a beautiful advert for music, coloured by 2 lives lived to breaking point.
To not use all this emotion, to let the colours fade into the landscape would simply be a Waste Of Paint.