Win tickets to see Samm Henshaw at Deaf Institute ~ May 28th

Win tickets to see Sam Henshaw at Deaf Institute ~ May 28th

Following a string of sold-out shows, the soulful 22-year-old will tour the UK in May - featuring Manchester's Deaf Institute on May 28th - before an extensive European festival run: this includes The Great Escape (where he headlines the Communion stage), and early confirmations for the likes of Live at Leeds, Liverpool Sound City, Afropunk Festival, Northside, Best Kept Secret, Werchter and Barn on The Farm.

 

Samm Henshaw has premiered new single 'Our Love', which is available immediately when pre-ordering his forthcoming second EP, 'The Sound Experiment 2' (impacting July 15th via Columbia Records).

 

Listen to ‘Our Love’ here

 

Warm and effortlessly uplifting, ‘Our Love’ was inspired directly by Samm’s childhood growing up in South London, and the experience of his parents (who are originally from Nigeria).  “I wrote ‘Our Love,” he says now, “about a story my Dad tells from when he first started dating my Mum: his family didn’t approve, but he didn’t care.” Musically, ‘Our Love’ is similarly independent-minded, twisting a broad range of influences (D’Angelo, Stevie Wonder, Frank Ocean, and the gospel greats) into Henshaw’s most infectious track to date.

 

'If you fed the meat of D’Angelo, Leon Bridges and Miguel into pop’s sausage machine, you’d squeeze Samm Henshaw out of the end’ Guardian

 

‘Our Love’ is the first song to be taken from ‘The Sound Experiment 2’, the follow-up to Samm’s debut, limit-testing EP (which also saw him named a One To Watch for 2016 by the likes of Spotify, Google Play and Napster). With mainstream radio support across 1xtra and Radio 1 - Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart – Samm was also handpicked to tour with James Bay on his massive UK tour last year. Further tracks from the EP will follow shortly.

 

 

For a chance to win 2 x tickets to see Sam at Deaf Institute in Manchester, simply retweet the message below: terms apply. Winner will be notified on 25th May via Twitter DM (follow @McrGossip to qualify).

 

 

UK Headline and Festival dates:

 

Sat 30-Apr UK Leeds Live at Leeds - HiFi

Fri 20-May UK Brighton The Great Escape (Komedia - Communion Stage)

Wed 25-May UK London Oslo

Thu 26-May UK Birmingham Hare and Hounds 2

Fri 27-May UK Liverpool Liverpool Sound City @ Invisible Wind Factory

Sat 28-May UK Manchester Deaf Institute

Mon 30-May UK Glasgow King Tuts

Sat 02-Jul UK Gloucestershire Barn on the Farm

Sat 16-Jul UK Oxford Truck Festival

Fri 22-Jul UK Cambridgeshire Secret Garden Party

Sat 23-Jul UK Liverpool Liverpool International Music Festival     

Fri 29-Jul UK Derbyshire Y Not festival   

Sun 28-Aug UK Southsea Victorious Festival

 

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