Paul Thomas Saunders
Performing: Paul Thomas Saunders
96 - 98 Pentonville Road, London, London, N1 9JB
The venue is located close to the centre of London, and within walking distance to Kings Cross Station. If you're after a mixture of underground sounds and a lounge space where you can actually hear what your mates are saying, you can't do much better than 'The Lex'. With an unashamedly American retro feel running through the decor (wooden floor, plump Chesterfield sofas and mismatched chairs, swagged red curtains) and the bar, which boasts a selection of over 40 whiskies and numerous US bottled specialty beers, it's a good place to both hear live music of an alternative variety (upstairs) and hang out (street level) until late.
Angel Tube is a five minute walk, which is serviced by the Northern line. Running to and from several national train stations. A full journey planner can be found on www.tfl.gov.uk
The closest national rail station is Kings Cross. This is a 15 minute walk to the venue. For more information go to www.nationalrail.co.uk
The venue advise that you leave your car at home. If you have to drive follow signs off North Circular A406 to Kings Cross or Islington.
The nearest taxi rank is at Kings Cross. Local mini cabs can be found but please be cautious as Illegal cabs operate throughout London.
The following bus routes operate past the venue - 30, 73, 205, 214. More buses are available from Angel and Kings Cross.
Please contact the venue for full information - 020 7837 5371
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
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In 2010 Saunders self-released his debut EP, Four Songs in Twilight, the result, he says, of "impromptu recording sessions in the middle of the night" using just a computer and a microphone. His new EP, Lilac and Wisteria, features five more such nocturnal interludes during which you are warned not to be seduced by the pleasant, somnolent atmosphere. On Wreckheads and the Female Form he sings about "body bags" and "cross hairs", while on lead track Appointment In Samarra he warns: "The blood is on your hands, the body's on the ground."
On Good Times, Rags and Requiems, over echoey, delay-drenched and reverb-washed ambience, he sings of death and longing. Silhouettes of an English Rose is another slow, stately hymn for her, whoever she is. Finally, there's Here Lies Soleil, So Long – and what a title that is. So Morrissey wasn't the last literate British songsmith, and Noel Gallagher didn't siphon off all the poesy. We wouldn't agitate for po-faced feyness per se, but when it's done right, and the context is as beautifully balanced as this, we'd take requiems and silhouettes over cigarettes and alcohol any day.
"With ethereal guitars, haunting harmonies, wide reverb and tingling folk sounds he marks a new development for Leeds music" – The Leeds Guide.
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