Crosstown Presents |
Alessi’s Ark |
Only a few short years into her career, the London-based Laurent-Marke is already prolific: her first, self-released EP, 2007’s Bedroom Bound, garnered the then-teenage artist a major label deal and attention around the globe. A debut album soon followed, with Laurent-Marke heading to Omaha, Nebraska to record with producer Mike Mogis(Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley). The resulting Notes from the Treehouse (EMI/Virgin, 2009) was a testament to both Laurent-Marke’s evolving talents and to her affinity with a new wave of American singer/songwriters. 2011’s Time Travel, was widely praised by the press, with MOJO swooning, “The understated arrangements suggest you’re listening to a woman with impeccable taste…”
Charlotte Carpenter |
Charlotte Carpenter is the perfect embodiment of the blues; out there, doing it on her own, taking her music and stories to the people across the UK and Europe, managing her own affairs, choosing her own destiny. This isn’t some ‘strong woman’ cliché, this is a nominative determinism; place a piece of wood in her hand and she will use it to craft something of value to the world around her.
Self releasing her 4th EP ‘Shelter’ and on vinyl for the very first time, it is dynamic and cinematic in its scope and vision and one of her best creations yet. Alongside blues stomper “Fire” which landed a TV sync on Sky One and ran for a total 6 weeks on the Virgin Radio playlist, Charlotte is winning acclaim from the likes of Louder Than War, Total Guitar, NME, Classic Rock alongside radio play BBC1, BBC 2 & 6 Music. ‘Music Glue’