The Presence - Saskia
Our next LCM featured artist Saskia Griffiths-Moore is a rising star of the UK folk world and a firm favourite here at LCM. This is a very exciting time for Saskia, as she will be shortly releasing her new second studio album 'Night and Day'. For a new fuller sound Saskia has bought together some of the cream of the young UK Folk world including Ciaran Algar, Lukas Drinkwater, Evan Carson and Jack Cookson who is also producing the new album. As a taster two new videos were showcased at a screening last night in London. The first is our LCM #TrackOfTheDay, the dark, deep, personal, ethereal and brooding 'The Presence'. With it's underlining accordion melody and soft picked almost hypnotic acoustic guitar, it reminds me of winter in Paris with the cold mist slowing drifting across the river Seine. It would make a very good TV or Film soundtrack song. One definition of the song title which I think is very appropriate is 'a person or thing that exists or is present in a place but is not seen...or occurring in the moment'. This theatrical themed video was filmed and directed by the very talented Benjamin Britworth in Queen's Wood in Highgate and in a music venue you might recognise 'The Harrison' in Kings Cross.
Saskia will be releasing her new album in London on the 27th October at The Sound Lounge in Tooting. It will also feature special guests Tobias ben Jacob and Lukas Drinkwater. This is one of the few full band shows, so it's one not to be missed.
Saskia is a 24 year old independent English singer-songwriter, known for her pure, clear voice and her nu-folk style repertoire. Previously one of the worlds youngest craniosacral therapists, and practicing on Harley Street, London, in 2014 she left it all behind to move to the West country and pursue a successful career in music.
She has since released three E.P.'s (Gentle Heart Collection, The Presence E.P., and Night and Day E.P.), crowdfunded her debut album 'Gentle Heart', and in 2016, and she has supported some big names such as Sally Barker and performed sell out concerts in both large and small venues across South England.
Frequently compared to Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Eva Cassidy for her extraordinary vocal tone, Saskia's original songs draw on the genre's of Americana, roots & darker folk music.
After being interviewed on BBC Radio (BBCGlos and BBCrb), reviewed in online blogs (Folk-Phenomena, Jelli Records), magazines (The Living Tradition, What's Afoot Magazine) and featured in papers from Gloucestershire to Norfolk, this young singer-songwriter is leaving a powerful and lasting impression on industry professionals and fans alike.