Ulli Mattsson is a spirit of mesmerizing aqua folk pura. As a musician and restorer of old boats she lives on a 100 year old barge on the rivers & canals of London. You can image the nature wise aspect of her everyday habitats. Story-telling remains a true foundation of folk songs. All the arrangements throughout Ulli's new tracks featured on her debut album Feral prove minimal escapism back to the land of water and family origins. Τhe recordings have lasted over two years, much of it on her boat. The percussive, almost shamanistic rhythms have their roots in years of playing fretless bass, while the spacious, simple arrangements hark back further still, to traditional northern Scandinavian music. The material of hope and life, spirals down in magical notes, and we connect with the grandeur feelings. You can find more about Ulli Mattson on her soundcloud and the official site. If your a #giveitaspin lover you can buy the new album 12'inch from bandcamp.
In March, Ulli Mattsson will be launching her debut album, Feral, from her 100 year old Dutch barge. Between March 16th and March 18th, she will be moored up on the River Lea in Hackney Wick, playing a series of gigs in her own home. Supporting Mattsson's set, there will be music, storytelling and dance by other performers living on the river, and cocktails made from ingredients foraged along the rivers' banks
There are a strictly limited number of tickets (boats aren't that big) for what will be a cosy, intimate evening. Get yours before they sell out...
Feral will be available to buy on the night as a limited edition, hand-numbered vinyl, with a free digital download. Entry includes a free cocktail