february 2023

26feb7:00 pm10:30 pmSecret Sunday Sessions: Feat. MickelsonUS alternative folk/rock7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Cost: £8 adv

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Welcome to Secret Sundays, the home of intimate, alternative gigs in swindon! We aim to bring you top quality, interesting musical events. Featuring artists you may or may not have heard of yet, we hope you will enjoy some really special evenings of melodic atmosphere and visual ambience.
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MICKELSON
 
US alternative folk/rock artist MICKELSON is back with the brand new single: “Only Grey Matter Boiling In My Head” and a fresh run of UK Dates. Kicking-off the new year with a choice collaboration, the new single “Only Grey Matter Boiling In My Head” sees the San Francisco songwriter teaming-up with XTC legend Colin Moulding. Gifting the track with its notably tilting basslines, the additional grandiose piano lines and accomplished drum rolls are courtesy of Mickelson’s UK-based live band, Jon Buckett and Lee Moulding respectively. Standing as the first piece of recorded music they have laid-down with their frontman. The band will be accompanied by Ian Taylor on bass.
 
Scott Mickelson is an artist/producer from San Francisco. His debut release Flickering was on the Grammy ballot for Best Folk Album and Best Roots Music Performance. His follow up full-length A Wondrous Life received great reviews in the US and abroad which led to his first European tour in 2019. He then produced the critically acclaimed Blanket The Homeless benefit compilation which included Grammy winner Fantastic Negrito. In 2020, Mickelson released Drowning In An Inflatable Pool to rave reviews in the U.S. and Europe. In 2022, Mickelson premiered the video for “UNarmed American”on Americana U.K and released his highly acclaimed new LP Known To Be Unknown. Mickelson has appeared in BBC, NPR Radio, Huffington Post, CBS Morning Show, No Depression, Glide Magazine, Paste Magazine, PopMatters, TheBayBridged, Alternative Press Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Mix Magazine, Heaven Magazine (NL), and more. He also gained national recognition after winning a band search contest sponsored by MTV/7-Up with a prize of $15,000 and a song in the feature film Along The Way. He has shared the stage with artists including: Nick Lowe, Dick Dale, Dave Van Ronk, David Bromberg, Peter Case, Vandoliers, Jonathon Richmond, Steve Forbet, and countless others in his career to date.

“The combination of the layered vocals and instrumental textures, along with a tune that feels immediately familiar, is that ‘UNarmed American’ becomes anthemic.” – Americana U.K.

“San Francisco singer/songwriter Mickelson brings us something that is both reassuringly familiar and yet wholly unique.” – At The Barrier (UK)

“Substance will always win over style at Maverick and US act Scott Mickelson possesses both. He was referred to by anecdote as a cross between Michael McDermott and Billy Joel. Interesting comparison that gains traction for an artist happy to drop the first name.” – ThreeChordsAndTheTruth (UK)

“Mickelson unveils his most politically charged work to date with Drowning In An Inflatable Pool. It’s an album rooted in a collective frustration about the mismanagement of our country by this current White House administration.” – American Songwriter

“this music is the balance between strong, subtle, unexpected, and sophisticated.” – Paste Magazine

“Drowning in an Inflatable Pool combines an anxious energy with alluring melodies to create a remarkable musical experience”. – Twangville

“I call it anthemic when a band or chorus hits all the notes just right and the sound becomes bigger than it should be and Mickelson hits it often enough on this album to make it worthy of the highest of recommendations.” – No Depression

“It’s American folk-Rock with a post punk edge, rustic but scarred.” – Alternative Press Magazine

“Flickering, a buoyant composition showcasing that Mickelson offers undeniable musical charm and instrumental dexterity.” – Glide Magazine

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(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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