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Introducing Anja McCloskey‏

June 5, 2014

Anja McCloskey c John Stewart 2.jpgANJA MCCLOSKEY



Previous acclaim:

‘Not everyone might get it, but for those that do, this is a transporting album’ – The Arts Desk

‘Impossible to pigeonhole, folky, sweet and smart’ – This is Fake DIY

‘Simply magnificent’ – Daily Express

“Sultry folk, like a Romany gypsy cabaret show” – Q

 On June8th acclaimed German/American artist and accordionist extraordinaire, Anja McCloskey returns with her stunning new single, ‘Too Many Words.’

Taken from her forthcoming second album, the enigmatically titled ‘Quincy Who Waits’, due out this summer, ‘Too Many Words’ is Anja’s first new solo material since her 2012 debut album ‘An Estimation.’

‘It’s about an intricate friendship and leaving things behind,’ says Anja, who wrote this song on tour in the Mid-West in the States. With her trademark accordion in tow, ‘Too Many Words’ is equal parts joyous and mysterious – a return to form that embodies the elements of folk and traditional music that made her debut album so hard to pigeonhole.

Back on board to help are label mates Mikey Kenney (Ottersgear), Fredrik Kinbom, Campbell Austin (Moneytree, TS Idiot), Joseph Kelly (Etao Shin) and Dan Whitehouse.

And don’t miss the B-side ‘Fifteen’ a beautiful instrumental composed for four accordions and recorded live with accordion trio Handregal, which features Anja’s own accordion teacher as well as two members from the orchestra she played in as a teenager.

Anja McCloskey released her debut album, ‘An Estimation’ in late 2012. Winning acclaim everywhere from Q Magazine, This is Fake DIY and The Daily Express to The Arts Desk and the 405. She was praised in the folk circles too, with For Folk’s Sake calling her debut “A wonderful album to simply get lost in.” Before this, she played accordion in The Irrepressibles and led Southampton folk-rock trailblazers Haunted Stereo. Since releasing her debut album Anja moved to America, and then back to Germany, all the time playing live and writing new music. Earlier this year she came together with singer songwriter and friend Dan Whitehouse to release a joint EP, ‘Still’ recorded and released off the back of a joint Canadian tour.

‘Too Many Words’ is out June 8. Anja’s new album ‘Quincy Who Waits’ will follow later this summer.

Catch Anja live this summer:

4th July

The Studio, Birmingham (supporting Dan Whitehouse)

5th July

The Stables, Milton Keynes (with Dan Whitehouse and Rebecca de Winter)

6th July

Gilberdyke Village Hall, Gilberdyke (with Dan Whitehouse)

8th July

New Continental, Preston (with Dan Whitehouse and Avital Raz)

9th July

Old Church St Pancras, London, (with Dan Whitehouse and Esther Dee)

10th July

Marlborough Theatre, Brighton (with Emma Gatrill and Dan Whitehouse)

11th July

Googies Art Cafe, Folkestone (with Dan Whitehouse).

13th July

LOAF Festival, Stourbridge

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