Sharon Van Etten’s debut album ‘Tramp” is possibly the album of this — admittedly young — year. Mixing Jeff Buckley’s ethereal hum with Warpaint’s psychedelic swirl this is as hypnotic as music comes. Van Etten, boasts a supremely handsome list of contributors (try The Walkmen, Beirut and The National on for size) but her live shows are a relatively unknown entity this side of the pond. If YouTube is anything to go by, however, expect quiet intensity beneath an early grunge aesthetic.
This free show on 29 February precedes what will certainly be a sold out show at Scala on 16 May.
Usual rules apply, drop into Rough Trade East during the day and pick up a free wristband for you and you’re fortunate other, then simply turn up at 7pm and remember to pick up a programme of upcoming events.
Once you've bagged a wristband the free gig is at Rough Trade East, 91 Brick Lane E1 at 7pm, 29 February.