Debut disc from Tristram on its way
For the past two years, London based club-night Oh, Inverted World (OIW) have been hosting nights across London at the Old Queens Head, Madame Jojo’s and Hoxton Bar and Kitchen. One artist that particularly grabbed the attention of the OIW team was a London based singer-songwriter named Tristram. With his exceptional, and ever so slightly heartbreaking, vocals; the storytelling wit of a new Jeffery Lewis and his brilliantly understated melodies, Tristram is a truly captivating and memorable performer. So good that OIW decided – despite being more in the business of putting on bands, dancing and drinking – to establish their own indie label for the sole intention of putting out Tristram’s debut release.
Several months after Tristram’s first performance for OIW, and his debut four-track EP ‘Someone Told Me A Poem’ is recorded and set to be released through the freshly created Oh, Inverted World Records on 22nd February 2010. Available on CD and strictly limited to 300 copies, each adorned with Tristram’s own artwork, it will be available through all major DSPs. Dealing with such contemporary issues as the tragedy of your bicycle being stolen, saving those you’re romantically attached to from a zombie holocaust (“I’d only waste my life, so better I use it well to stop the monsters, from taking my loved one”) and, of course, the cultural icon Mr James Dean. Tristram’s imaginative and sardonic use of words and gentle encapsulation of folk is evocative of artists such as Conor Oberst, Daniel Johnston and Nick Drake.
03 February London The Social
06 February London The Luminaire
11 February Norwich The Birdcage
18 February Southampton Hamptons
24 February London Café Oto (Someone Told Me A Poem’ launch)