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Kings Of The South Seas 'Franklin' album launch

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Cutty Sark

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SE10 9HT

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The Cutty Sark is the perfect place to host the album launch show for ‘Franklin’, the second album by trio Kings of the South Seas, due for release on 2 February 2018. From Canadian Voyageur paddling songs and English folk ballads, to songs composed onboard ice-bound wintering ships and Victorian parlour pieces, the album vividly brings to life the music left by the events and cultural fallout of ill-fated British sea-faring expeditions of the 19th Century. Kings of the South Seas once again bring their unique and brooding sound to these songs, driving them into the twenty-first century while still maintaining their original and heartfelt spirit.

“uproariously rousing and darkly disturbing” - The Guardian

The British expeditions in search of the NW Passage through the North of Canada and in particular the loss of Franklin’s expedition to the ice affected many; the Navy and families who waited at home, the Inuit encountered and the British public who looked on from afar. These losses and failures left a large wealth of musical, theatrical and literary material as the nation tried to make sense of events.

Kings of The South Seas are -
Ben Nicholls - Vocals, Concertina - (The Full English, Seth Lakeman Band, Nadine Shah Band)
Richard Warren - Guitar - (Spiritualized, Soulsavers feat. Mark Lanegan)
Evan Jenkins - Drums - (Neil Cowley Trio)

“I am loving this!” - Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio2 Folk Show

The band’s performance will be accompanied by films made by acclaimed documentary maker Adam Clitheroe after the evening has started with a talk about the British search for the NW Passage by Polar Archaeologist Peter Wilson.

Peter Wilson grew up on Ireland's south coast, watching ships come and go from the Atlantic ocean. A student of literature and archaeology with a deep interest in the natural world, his work has taken him from mediaeval cesspits to the iced-over landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic. He spends most of his time living on ships in some of the coldest and most unforgiving seas on earth, and tries to understand how earlier seafarers lived day to day in extreme environments.

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