Step Behind: The Bar
Welcome to our new blog series, ‘Step Behind’, where we’ll be hearing from the people that work behind the scenes at Islington Assembly Hall to make our physically-distanced shows possible! They’ll be talking us through their experience of reopening and working at a Covid-secure venue. In our first blog post of the series, we hear from Alice who works on our venue’s bars.
Catch Up With: The Howl & The Hum
May 2020 saw The Howl & The Hum release their highly anticipated debut album “Human Contact”, during the UK’s lockdown. We were lucky enough to catch up with Sam from the band to chat through the album and its new meaning following the pandemic, as well as find out more about his song-writing process and what we can expect from their upcoming show. The Howl & The Hum are an essential live act, so get booking your tickets for their headline show on Tue 12 Oct 2021.
Catch Up With: Ryan McMullan
Ryan’s masterful songwriting has earned him much acclaim in recent years. His ability to create heartfelt and evocative songs combined with his astonishing voice is winning him new fans all the time. His new EP ‘Ruthless Cupid’ has become an essential listen for the IAH team during lockdown, so we were keen to chat with Ryan about his songwriting craft and his approach to live shows.
Catch Up With: Tender
Ahead of their Islington Assembly Hall headline show, we caught up with electronic duo Tender. With two LPs and over 150 million streams under their belt, James Cullen and Dan Cobb are committed to connecting with their audience further with a more real-time approach. We chatted about their pre-show rituals, lockdown life in the UK and what we can expect from their forthcoming releases.
Catch Up With: Rationale
Ever since his outstanding show with us last year we’ve kept in touch with Rationale, whose powerful voice has attracted fans wherever it is heard. While we are all under lockdown, we were lucky enough to sit down with him (virtually) to get some insight into his work, his influences and, most importantly, his love of scones.
Artist Spotlight: Grace Petrie
Grace Petrie is a folk singer, songwriter, and activist from Leicester, UK. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which perfectly captured the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain. Read our Artist Spotlight to find out more about one of the most respected and prolific songwriters in the UK today.
Top Ten Tracks: Upcoming Artists
In need of some new music to listen to? We’ve got you covered! With lots of exciting artists coming up at Islington Assembly Hall, we’ve picked out our top ten tracks from their new releases.