Meggie Brown (The Flapper, Birmingham)




Birmingham Promoters & The Catapult Club Presents:
Ages 18 +

Meggie Brown rehearses from a windowless room in a North London warehouse. It functions as a shared bedroom and rehearsal space, with pedals cluttering the floor and lyrics on brown paper covering the walls. Where the speakers pick up radio frequencies and the dog senses a haunted presence in the corner. The lyrics take on the breakdown of communication between people and the dark side of the human psyche, and yet from the room emerges a playful, raw and timeless sound that deals with these themes theatrically and therapeutically.

In her punky pop, Meggie evokes the importance of relationships as a young adult and tries to make sense of them through humor. On stage this translates into an irreverent and slightly unhinged performance that is the result of the close friendships between Meggie and her band. A strange family in appearance and in reality, the bands high energy and joy draws fans in and makes them feel like theyre in on a wild secret.

Music this special has a tendency to squirm and wriggle its way around from person to person like a rumor, and one of the people to pick up on this was Franz Ferdinands Alex Kapranos. He and Meggie became fast friends and he produced her early singles, including 10/6 and D for Danny, at Edwyn Collins legendary studio in the Highlands. Shortly thereafter Meggie opened for Franz Ferdinand and has since supported Bodega as well as Gossip on treks across Europe. Theyve become favorites at festivals such as Future Sounds, Latitude, Standon Calling, Green Man, and have picked up plays on BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music.

Meggie Browns next single Salute Me will be out 18 October as part of her new EP, out January 2020.


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