8.30pm – Blueprint Blue
9.30pm – Amanda Bergman
Amanda Bergman grew up in the small community Björka in Dalarna Sweden, with four sisters and a village full of horses. Music was always around the house, and she began playing and writing music at an early age. The family’s lonely piano became Amanda’s first instrument of choice, and soon she began writing songs. Amanda herself says that she never really reflected over the fact that she was always playing, singing and writing songs – it came very naturally to her and though it quickly became very apparent to the rest of her family, she says she barely even noticed it herself.
As Amanda grew older, her musical journey continued, and in her late teens she began performing and recording under the stage name Hajen. In 2010 she released her first EP as a solo artist under the Bob Dylan-influenced name Idiot Wind, and she quickly received attention from both Swedish and international press, who all wondered where this magical voice from middle-of-nowhere-Sweden had been hiding. Soon after the release of the EP, Amanda joined fellow Swedes First Aid Kit and The Tallest Man on Earth on tour around the world, and music became her full focus.
Her first full length solo album Docks was released this year, produced together with Petter Winnberg of Amason, Jonas Teglund and Petter Granberg, and Kristian Matsson, more commonly known as The Tallest Man on Earth.
We hosted Amanda at Sebright Arms earlier this April to a full house; we’re pleased to now be bringing her back this September to The Lexington.
“London trio Blueprint Blue has dropped hazy summer jam ‘When There’s Sun’. The group bonded over a mutual love of Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, and other vintage treats, all delivered in a torn, tattered, and defiantly DIY style. Tim Burgess is a fan, and invited the band to play his Tim Peaks events at festivals across the land, sparking a memorable summer for the trio. New single ‘When There’s Sun’ neatly wraps up this period, with its blissed out harmonies and gentle country-rock inspired rhythm. Imagine Teenage Fanclub if they’d stuck to adolescence and you’d be close – yearning and youthful, there’s something special at work here…” – Clash Magazine
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