Critically acclaimed artists Jodie Marie and Samuel Taylor celebrate the release of their debut EP Tilt the Moon with a tour that hits The Cellars at Eastney on Thursday.
The blues and vinyl-obsessed duo recorded it at Wales’ StudiOwz. A working farm that dictated the late night and early morning recording sessions, ‘it was a great experience and the perfect place to make such a roots-based record,’ says Taylor, former frontman of Sheffield band Dead Like Harry. ‘We had to stop recording every morning at 4am when the milking began – things got a little noisy in the cowshed.’
Duos like Johnny Cash and June Carter and Baez and Dylan are huge inspirations for Marie.
‘It was about getting together to play music because they loved sharing the stage with another artist, and it worked really well,’ says Marie. ‘We aren’t trying to be contrived or retro – the music that speaks to us is classic and heartfelt, and that’s what we are trying to be too.’
Doors open 7.30pm, tickets are £6 in advance.