Dec 22nd: Laura Potts, Soup Review, Ichabod, Matt McAteer

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Following November’s fantastic night with Henry Normal, IEG is back for December with another fantastic line-up.

Laura Potts is twenty-two years old and lives in West Yorkshire. Twice-recipient of the Foyle Young Poets Award, her work has been published by Acumen, Aesthetica and The Poetry Business. Having worked at The Dylan Thomas Birthplace in Swansea, Laura was last year listed in The Oxford Brookes International Poetry Prize and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She also became one of the BBC’s New Voices for 2017. Laura’s first BBC radio drama aired at Christmas, and she received a commendation from The Poetry Society in 2018.

Soup Review write songs about disastrous parties and quiet nights in, flying ant day rituals and finding the right sandwich on your lunch break. They make DIY pop music that walks a tightrope between folk and anti-folk, silliness and sincerity, high-concept and novelty. They’re the Morriseys of Morrisons, they’re like Stars in their Eyes on SSRI’s, and they’re here to peddle their debut album, From the Bed to the Settee (And Back Again).

Chesterfield Labour Club’s resident genius Ichabod Wolf returns following the triumphant release of his debut album Carry On, Crow. More Elvis than Presley and Costello combined, he performs original songs about myth, mortality and unemployment in his distinctive baritone voice. His evocative lyricism draws influence from some of the most significant songwriters of the past sixty years; Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed and Tom Waits.

All this for a mere £5 entry, with a great atmosphere and bar with the best prices in town. See you there.