IN-IS ‘Seven Days’ Album Launch
A few weeks ago I took to The Sackler Room stage at The Roundhouse London to perform four tracks from my new album Seven Days by IN-IS. The album was officially released the next day on iTunes via independent label NW1 Records and the Tom Adams remix of Opus Einn had been chosen as the ‘Record of the Weekend’ for the Mary Anne Hobbs show on BBC Radio 6. The timing of the show could not have been better. As I walked on to the stage for the opening track I was nervous – two years of work on the album had finally culminated in this album launch.
This is how Fortitude magazine described the opening track Fjords:
“Sheridan then took to the stage alongside two violinists and a guitarist and opened the showcase with Fjords, characterised by its endless reverberating guitars and melancholy violins. Incredibly atmospheric, it set the scene for the evening and the audience was in thrall to the exquisite melodies. The tones have quite a sombre feel and the subtle bass is akin to a heartbeat throughout.”
I played my own bespoke sampled upright piano and a Moog Sub 37 on stage – it was fantastic to perform my tracks in front of an audience. It has certainly wetted my appetite for more IN-IS live performances in the future. On stage I was joined by Dan Jeffries (guitar), Jenny Sacha (violin), Antonia Kesel (Violin), Sarah Sew (violin) and special guests One Bit. One Bit came on for the final number and performed percussion and triggered samples live for their remix of the album title track Seven Days. The show ended on a real party note.
For the performance of Our Story, which was the third track of the evening we projected the film I had commissioned by director Peter Roe onto the back drop. It was quite a surreal feeling performing this track to a film and you could have heard a pin drop in the hall as the number came to the end.
After the show I chatted with members of the audience to hear how they had responded to the music and show. My favourite line of the night was “I could have listened to your show all evening it was so enjoyable”
From Fortitude Magazine:
“There isn’t much that compares to the thrill of discovering new music, especially that which is outside of your normal realm. Sheridan Tongue has created an album which is quite remarkable in that he’s made the classical genre contemporary and accessible to a much wider audience. The general consensus of the showcase was that the audience was left wanting more. We’d been given a small glimpse as to what IN-IS is all about, leaving us with our appetites whetted, and that’s just what Sheridan set out to achieve.”
Read the full review here:
My special thanks to the tech team and music team at The Roundhouse for the use of this iconic venue.