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Up and coming at The Lantern…

The Lantern is a special cozy place of ours.. Following our recent spring highlights article, we’ve got some really incredible shows gracing us over the next coming months… Here’s what we got for yous lucky people.

Benjamin Clementine – 9th April.

This week we’re welcoming Benjamin in with wide open arms. With his breakthrough EP ‘Cornerstone’ and currently on the rise it really will be a delight to see Benjamin in such an intimate space. With his voice crafted and his stunning technique. It’ll be just lovely.

Suzy Bogguss – 17th April.

This American country singer will be gracing us with her new album as well as her hits that got her her early success in the 90’s.

More Like Trees – 19th April.

This raucous bunch will be hitting the stage at The Lantern on Saturday 19th April. Expect liveliness with a mix of hip hop, flamenco, dubstep and their unique sound they use themselves “strum and bass”.

Angie Stone – 23rd April.

Although now sold out, we are excited for this one. Renowned for her smokey yet up front voice, prolific Angie Stone is coming to our intimate Lantern space. Singing tracks from all five of her platinum selling albums she is going to hit the roof.

Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate – 24th April.

Coming back to us a year later, last year was described as “A lesson in innovation” (This Is Somerset). They duo just seem to seamlessly fuse hip-hop/folk sounds with inspired kora improvisation from Kouyate. They can’t help but draw you in.

Chet Faker – 28th April

Despite now sold out, Chet – pretty much an overnight sensation by just covering a song for one of his mates, he’s coming to Bristol. He’s been garnering praise from every corner, including from the likes of Zane Lowe and Rob Da Bank as well as supporting Bonobo on his US tour. He’ll be debuting his new album ‘Built on Glass’ which brings together all his influences from house to RnB and fuses it together with his smokey vocals. Lush.

Oliver Wilde – 9th May.

On the rise Oliver Wilde is coming to the Lantern upon the release of his new album “Red Tide Opal In The Loose End Womb” out on the 5th May. Featuring the single “Stomach Full Of Cats”. His debut album is one of the best we’ve heard so far this year”  The Guardian – So if that’s anything to go by this one is going to be a corker.

Soul Acoustic – 1st May

Punch Record’s Soul Acoustic Tour brings the new stripped-down sound of British Soul to Bristol. This tour is headlined by London singer-songwriter Don E alongside 7 soul provocateurs including We Are Dora Martin, Incisive, Haley Cassidy, Esco Williams and J Appiah all compèred by DJ Ronnie Herel. All aboard the Soul Train.

Hauschka – 15th May.

At the age of 18, Volker Bertelmann had already composed his first film score, and having picked up a deal with Sony Music in 1994. Composer and pianist on stage known as Hauschka is best known for his compositions for prepared piano. He’ll be performing work from his new album. Nice.

Archie Bronson Outfit – 20th May

Having kept quiet for 4 years, it’s going to be great seeing the ABO with their new material from the forthcoming album ‘Wild Crush’. Expect deep riffs, spaced loops and the sound of a band revelling in both their individuality and intensity. 2010’s Coconut “bottles the madness and magic of their gigs and tamps the cork home, hard”, says NME while Time Out insists “you crank the volume right up on this London trio’s third LP”.

Phronesis – 23rd May.

Scandinavian/British jazz trio Phronesis excite, inspire and move people in a way that few jazz bands are able to do. we’ll sure be up on our feet in the Lantern.

Matmos – 29th May.

Baltimore duo Matmos the raw materials they play are manipulated into surprisingly accessible forms, and often supplemented by traditional musical instruments. Experimental and conceptual. Yes, yes indeed.