Deptford Goth – 'Life After Defo'
Not only is Deptford Goth actually from Peckham, he’s also not nearly as gloomy as you’d expect. Though he comes close to the melancholy of fellow south east London producer and vocalist James Blake, making ‘Life After Defo’ essential for anyone awaiting Blake’s new record, Daniel Woolhouse ( the man behind the Goth) has actually made something more optimistic. His debut album, recorded at night, soundtracks the darkness before dawn. Woolhouse sings like a man who’s down but not out over instrumentals that are brooding but not bleak, and full of lush, warm washes of synthesiser. At its centre is the gorgeous ‘Particles’, with the murmured refrain: ‘It sticks me in the soil.’ It’s an image of natural decay and rebirth that’s central to ‘Life After Defo’, an album that sounds like new things growing slowly underground.
The Piano Works
Situated in a listed Victorian warehouse in Farringdon is The Piano Works, a unique live music venue. What sets this place apart from London's other evening hang-outs is their pair of pianists, accompanied by a rotating cast of musicians, who play, well, whatever you want. That's right, while you're sipping on an almond and hazlenut sour, or tackling a Tomahawk ribe steak, you can make requests to the live band and they'll play your choice of music.
Venue says: “Brace yourself for the bank holiday in the House of Song! Tickets: http://bit.ly/2v47HJg”