Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams

COTE

Mon, October 30, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

$15

This event is 21 and over

Marlon Williams
Marlon Williams
Marlon Williams returns with his first headline tour in over a year, supporting his new single ‘Vampire Again’ and playing new songs from his forthcoming sophomore album, due in 2018.

After two years of touring his acclaimed self-titled debut album, Williams has taken time this year to write and record new material, alongside some brief stints on the road supporting Bruce Springsteen, acting in a Hollywood film, and playing festivals in North American and Europe, including Newport Folk Festival and Pickathon.

Williams’ debut release saw him sign with US label Dead Oceans, and tour the world, performing on CONAN, Later…with Jools Holland, and picking up both an ARIA Nomination and Best Male and Breakthrough Artist at the New Zealand Music Awards. (Conan: https://vimeo.com/190445498)

Vampire Again sees Williams go in a new direction musically, showcasing the swagger and vibrancy of his live shows, exemplified by an instant classic music video shot in collaboration with legendary UK photographer Steve Gullick. It’s fun, catchy, with typically twisted humour, and has already become a fan favourite at shows this year.
COTE
COTE
COTE, the project of Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Taryn Randall, descends from a timeless, song-driven rock tradition. Sparked by unsparing ruminations on heartbreak and accountability, Randall’s keenly observed songs map the peaks and valleys, twists and dead-ends that mark any trip worth taking — be it physical, emotional, spiritual, or somewhere in between.

Guided by producer/bassist Jeremy McDonald (Beyoncé’s “Pray You Catch Me”), COTE collapses the distance between modern and classical, mounting a compelling argument for rock-and-roll in the 21st Century. Randall’s arresting voice, meanwhile, may belong to a category of its own. It’s a kind of velvet lure — by turns pliant and penetrating — wielded with a primal confidence. Impose magazine deemed it “healing,” while Noisey once remarked “her voice is so warm and welcoming you wish it was a cloud you could recline on.”

An emigrant from the perma-gloss of Orange County, CA, Randall’s enchanting deconstructions of romantic mythologies (“Golden Hour”) and the mechanics of self-doubt (“Green Light”) linger long after the music stops. “A lot of my songs are about facing the fears and insecurities I have about being honest with myself, or with the world,” she says. “They’re a way to crack myself open and see what’s really there.”

COTE’s debut album is scheduled to be released next year.
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249