Mercury Music Prize nominees Sweet Billy Pilgrim who quote the likes of Adem, Sufjan Stevens, Iron and Wine and Pink Floyd as influences on their music are keeping the locals of North London very happily entertained for free over the next few weeks as they take up a weekly residency at the esteemed historical rock venue and half-decent pub The Alexandra in Muswell Hill. They will be putting on a free gig every Thursday with a final show on 4th October. The audience will be treated to acoustic versions from their last album ‘Crown And Treaty’ as well as having the occasional unannounced surprise guest joining them.
Lead singer Tim Elsenburg explains,
“We decided to find a nice little venue, break out the acoustic guitars and the banjo and bring back the idea of the ‘residency’, where we get to play weekly, make new friends, have a regular place to meet old ones, and just play.”
Sweet Billy Pilgrim have also released a new video for ‘Blakefield Gold’, which got a helping hand from BBC drama ‘Spooks’ writer and director Julian Simpson. The video was shot whilst gigging in Scotland and Julian chopped the footage together. You can watch it below, it’s wonderful!
‘Blakefield Gold’, one of the highlights from ‘Crown And Treaty’ is available as a FREE download, just sign up for their mailing list below:
They’ll be supporting The Futureheads on September 19th at Shepherds Bush Empire.