MOSES SUMNEY (USA) with special guests LEAH SENIOR and DJ MS RIZK - SOLD OUT Tickets
8:00pm, Wed 18 January, 2017
The Toff In Town, VIC
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TICKETS: $30.00 + bf
Mistletone very proudly presents rising folk/soul auteur Moses Sumney, making his Melbourne debut at The Toff with special guest Leah Senior.
Born in San Bernadino California, Moses Sumney moved to Ghana with his Ghanian-born parents at the age of ten. While studying creative writing at UCLA, he taught himself how to play guitar and began performing at age 20. At 26 years old, Moses currently lives in Los Angeles and has been gaining attention for his soulful folk music since 2013, though he has not yet signed with a record label, or released a debut album.
With famous fans such as Solange, Sufjan and Chris Taylor from Grizzly Bear, Moses Sumney has shared stages with forebears such as James Blake, St. Vincent, Erykah Badu, Karen O and Beck. His new EP, Lamentations, was released in October 2016 and has won unanimous praise, including "Best New Track" from Pitchfork.
Moses Sumney first emerged as an independent artist to watch with the self-release of his debut EP, "Mid-City Island," and followed by 2015's Terrible Records 7 , "Seeds/Pleas". Since then he has been riding a wave of word-of-mouth praise, hushed recordings, and dynamic live performances. 2016 has seen Moses widening the sonic spectrum of his intimate music, releasing songs that feature fleshed-out production and focused song-writing.
In between stops at festivals around the globe (Primavera Sound, Pitchfork Music Festival, Eaux Claires), Moses has been locked down putting the finishing touches on his debut full length. Moses recently contributed vocals to Solange's new album A Seat at The Table, listen out for his layers on "Mad" (with Lil' Wayne), and "Dad Was Mad."
"Moses Sumney knows lonely. For the past couple of years, he's been serenading our alien impulses one track at a time, giving voice to the part of our psyche that would rather burrow inside a tree stump in a forgotten forest than face the outside world. He takes the elastic phrasing of Nina Simone and the purple-black undertones of Nick Drake and invites us to a place of eerie calm... His songs sound like lullabies for the self, hymns of fragile persistence" - PITCHFORK BEST NEW MUSIC