Announces run of U.K. dates later this year.
Meggie Brown rehearses from a windowless room in a North London warehouse. It functions as a shared bedroom and rehearsal space, with pedals cluttering the floor and lyrics on brown paper covering the walls. Where the speakers pick up radio frequencies and the dog senses a haunted presence in the corner. The lyrics take on the breakdown of communication between people and the dark side of the human psyche, and yet from the room emerges a playful, raw and timeless sound that deals with these themes theatrically and therapeutically.
In her punky pop, Meggie evokes the importance of relationships when young and tries to make sense of them through humor. On stage this translates into an irreverent and slightly unhinged performance that is the result of the close friendships between Meggie and her band. A strange family in appearance and in reality, the band’s high energy and joy draws fans in and makes them feel like they’re in on a wild secret.
Music this special has a tendency to squirm and wriggle its way around from person to person like a rumor, and one of the people to pick up on this was Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos. He and Meggie became fast friends and he produced her early singles, including “10/6” and “D for Danny,” at Edwyn Collins’ legendary studio in the Highlands. Shortly thereafter Meggie opened for Franz Ferdinand and has since supported Bodega as well as Gossip on treks across Europe. They’ve become favorites at festivals such as Future Sounds, Latitude, Standon Calling, Green Man, and have picked up plays on BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music. A string of deranged warehouse parties hosted by the band has generated further infamy around London.
Meggie Brown’s next track I Said Salute Me will be out 8 November. It’s the first to be taken from her debut EP, out early 2020.
Talking about the track, Meggie said:
I Said Salute Me is a light-hearted track about the endless fun of the chase and power dynamics in the playground that is gender. It’s a dog chasing its own tail. It touches on unrequited love and keeping your spirits up. I put together the track and the video in my bedroom as just a bit of fun.
Additionally, she is set to play a number of headline shows later this year. The full list of shows is as follows:
19 Nov – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
20 Nov – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow
21 Nov – Think Tank Underground, Newcastle
22 Nov – Flapper, Birmingham
23 Nov – Headrow House, Leeds
4 Dec – Lexington, London
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