Words w/ Friends volume 3 – What to Expect

To give you a well needed rest from the words of Billy Pilgrim, we have enlisted the help of Words w/ Friends poet Tamar Moshkovitz to tell you all about what we’ve got coming up. So here she is –

It was only a few months ago that Words w/ Friends vol. 2 wrapped up with a beautiful release gig in the Owl Sanctuary, but Billy Pilgrim and the Heartsease Kid are already raring to go on volume 3 – and I can guarantee this one will be even more diverse, challenging and wide-reaching than the last, because Words w/ Friends is going on tour!

The project will sweep its way across the country, opening with Glasgow on the 10th of July and stopping off at Leeds, Bristol and Brighton among other places before wrapping up with a homecoming gig in Norwich on the 22nd of July. Tour dates will be released soon so keep an eye out and don’t miss your nearest gig.

If BPTHK’s latest releases – Synthetic Strawberry featuring Minty Taylor, and I Love You Dennis Bergkamp – are anything to go by, this volume will bring us some more of the seamless fusion between their mellow, flawless lo-fi beats and rhythmic, dynamic lyricism. And there’s some old friends joining them back for this one. Minty Taylor is coming back for the third time with more of his achingly gritty poetry and evocative performance style; Imogen Stirling will be bringing the irresistible combination of a beautiful Scottish lilt and an unapologetic lyrical honesty; and Zoka will throw in some more of his unique and utterly sweeping rapping skills.

Also coming back are Piers Harrison-Reid and his effortless, fluid sincerity; the bewildering but wise Sven Stears and his poignant, melodic storytelling; Rob Carnie, man of mystery and alluringly vibrant poetic imagery; and me, Tamar Moshkovitz, hoping to push my own limits this time and to let my voice come through loud and clear on stage.

Thanks to some amazing submissions, we’re also going to have some new poets on this volume who will be announced soon – you don’t want to miss their names so keep a keen eye out.

I reckon Words w/ Friends volume 3 is shaping up to be unmissable – bigger, better, and more collaborative than ever – so save the date: the 12th of June, which is when Volume 3 will be released to Youtube, Soundcloud and Bandcamp. No release gig this time, but plenty of gigs to catch over the summer! If you still haven’t heard Vol 2 check it here – Words w/ Friends Vol 2

Make sure to stay updated, see you soon and stay excellent.

TM

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Spoken Word Introducing: Tamar Moshkovitz

This Sunday all of our spoken word artists living in Norwich travelled with us to a Beccles based studio called Drill Hall. We recorded poetry and ate scotch eggs all day long and the results are fantastic. The release of Words w/ Friends vol II is scheduled for the 26th of November at The Owl Sanctuary Norwich, where you will see the album performed in full, as well as an open mic for any spoken word poets that didn’t feature on the project. We have just two poets left to introduce you to and one of them is. . .

Tamar Moshkovitz

 

Tamar is an Israeli, Norwich-based writer. She learned English as a second language and tells us that this has always impacted the way she writes and percieves language in general. Her work uses repetition, rhyme and alliteration frequently to create rhythm and her performance style is about as authentic as it comes. Tamar writes about a bunch of things, but a lot of her spoken word poetry begins to discuss ideas of home, what home is, as well as what it means to be away from home. Through personal experience Tamar explores issues of national and cultural identity.

She is a libra sun, and a cancer moon, and we don’t know why that is important but she said it was.

Tamar started out writing prose but recently shifted to poetry and we are really glad she did. Below you can watch Tamar address the validity of camouflage as a fashion choice, and uses her perspective on Israeli conscription to shed new light on the topic. Through poetry, Tamar creates powerful anti-war rhetoric and makes you want to throw away your cargo shorts. (If she doesn’t you should still throw them away, cargo shorts are disgusting.)

 

We are so excited to have Tamar on the project, and (spoiler alert) her track is absolutely incredible. You won’t be able to hear Words w/ Friends Vol II until two weeks after everybody else if you don’t come to the release gig and buy a CD. you can find all the details about our night of spoken word in Norwich by clicking this link – Words w/ Friends Vol II Release Event, and if you’re a poet wanting to perform at our open mic, then get in contact here BPTHK Facebook.

Stay safe out there,

Billy P

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