Alessi’s Ark has released a new video for ‘On the plains’ from her upcoming album Time Travel. The video features some great live footage of Alessi performing and enjoying an evening in Durham, NC the night of her show at The Casbah during her last trip to the US. She has a busy time ahead as she prepares to hit the road for her US tour with Laura Marling this weekend.
Having been associated with Marling for quite some time via their mutual involvement in the Sunday evening London “Communion” gigs organized by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett, Alessi and Marling will bring the US version of their successful European run to the United States for a string of major-market dates.
While Mumford’s success is certainly the sun around which the artists in this particular London scene have continued to orbit, in the past several years Alessi’s Ark, Marling, Noah and the Whale, Peggy Sue, The Vaccines and several other artists whose teeth were cut in the scene have blasted off successful careers of their own, spreading the inclusiveness and songwriting-centric ethos of Lovett’s informal collective.