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Heathen Apostles

July 26 @ 19:00 - 22:30

£14.00

“If there is such a thing in the current fringe roots genre as a supergroup, it would certainly be…Heathen Apostles.” – James Carlson, The Examiner 
“Their vision is all about testing the boundaries of their formula, going for a diverse, intuitive and forward-thinking tone. Their songs are like forgotten folk tales, murder ballads and dark stories, with a sinister twist.” – Jeff Goble, Folk N Rock
“Heathen Apostles has a dark current that roars through dense gothic tales surrounded by mountain music, back alley Jazz, murderous Americana, and bone-chilling Folk.” –Danny McCloskey, The Alternate Root

Born of the voices of past lives and baptized in the dust bowl dirt, the Gothic Americana music of the Heathen Apostles harkens back to a bygone chapter of American history. Using contrasting influences such as Bauhaus, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and The Pogues along with Howlin’ Wolf, Loretta Lynn (the band covers her classic Fist City) and Bessie Smith, the Heathen Apostles have created a style of music that at once conjurs both angels and demons, and will enlighten a darkened soul.

Crossing paths at a gathering one Indian summer evening, femme fatale bellower Mather Louth (Radio Noir) and rock n roll veteran Chopper Franklin (The Cramps, Mau Maus, Nick Curran & the Lowlifes) quickly uncovered a mutual appreciation for murder balladry, Americana, and memento mori. It was not long before a collaboration that sought to marry these interests in a sonic landscape, the Heathen Apostles, surfaced. The landscape was further tilled with the addition of Thomas Lorioux (Kings of Nuthin’, Legendary Shack Shakers) on bass and Luis Mascaro on violin.

Their 6 albums – Boot Hill Hymnal (2013), Fire to the Fuse (2015), Requiem For a Remix (2016), Bloodgrass Vol. 1 & 2 (2018), Dust To Dust (2019) and Bloodgrass Vol. 3 & 4 (2022) – along with their many EPs and singles (their release The Fall was named Best EP of 2018 by Folk n Rock magazine), capture the essence of the Heathen Apostles modus operandi: Southern Gothic Americana imagery surrounded by haunting, minor-chord melodies, musical influences including Gothic Roots music, Bluegrass, Blues, and Gypsy Jazz, all deftly bound together by the band’s dark and sometimes brooding sense of a bygone age.

For 2024 the Heathen Apostles have signed to Rocky Road Touring agency (home to Peter Murphy, Sisters of Mercy, Killing Joke, Fields of the Nephilim, and Diamanda Galas), and will be touring in support of a new record.

Please note this is an 18+ event, and the venue is accessed by stairs with no lift. If you have any enquiries please email thetreehouse@cheeseandgrain.com

Details

Date:
July 26
Time:
19:00 - 22:30
Cost:
£14.00
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Website:
https://www.cheeseandgrain.com/events/heathen-apostles/

Organiser

Cheese and Grain
Phone:
01373 455420
Website:
https://www.cheeseandgrain.com/

Venue

The Tree House
35 Berkley Road
Frome, Somerset BA11 2EH United Kingdom
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Phone:
01373 466877
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/FromeVineTree/