Arthur Beatrice – Live At London Calling 2014 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Ella Girardot of Arthur Beatrice - Music of heart-stopping charm.

Ella Girardot of Arthur Beatrice – Music of breathless charm.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Arthur Beatrice – Live At London Calling 2014 – May 10, 2014 – VPRO/3VOOR12

If the current lineup of acts at this year’s London Calling festival is any indication of what the rest of Europe is going to be sounding like this Summer, we’re in for an embarrassment of riches in the sounds department, and a milestone year for new and exciting bands on the horizon.

Although Arthur Beatrice has been around since 2010, they were something of a closely guarded secret by fans. However, in 2011 they were awarded Band of the Day by The Guardian newspaper, and their debut album Working Out, which was issued this February,has been eagerly awaited by fans and critics alike. Their music defies description and the vocals of Ella Girardot are sumptuous and spellbinding. A very good combination.

Tonight it’s a performance, recorded just a few days ago at The Paradiso in Amsterdam. I think it’s safe to say their appearance surpassed expectations and their continued success is assured. They did a quick swing through the U.S. earlier this year, playing The Echo in L.A. and several venues in Brooklyn, Chicago and San Francisco. Hopefully, they will come back later this year for an extended stay.

In the meantime, and in case you missed them during their brief visit here, enjoy their latest gig at London Calling.

This one might go great with headphones.

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