The Thekla Archives: 2013

VV Brown, Thekla presents VV Brown: 14+ EVENT

  • Tuesday 22nd October 2013
  • Supported by: Million Way

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There is a key moment when talking to VV Brown about her new album, Samson & Delilah, that tells you exactly where VV is coming from, and precisely what she is intent on achieving. The first lyric she wrote after stepping back into the studio to work on the new record sum it up. “Take me as I am,” she sings on Warrior (which appears as an acoustic track on the deluxe edition) “No one does it better / All I want to do is lie here in the sand / And learn the art of patience / The freedom to believe it / Take me as I am / My master of my plan.” It proves a prophetic manifesto. Over the course of Samson & Delilah’s 11 tracks, the artist once synonymous with bright colours – and equally bright pop – comprehensively confounds our perceptions and expectations of her. Sit down with VV, listen to her account of the past few years, hear her describe her highs and her lows, the revelations she experienced, the brave and characteristically determined decisions she made, and it’s clear at once that VV’s second album was always going to involve a major change of gear. Because VV’s life changed, her music had to change, too. Take the small matter of VV starting her own record label, YOY Records. She answers only to herself now. “I had a label meeting the other day,” she laughs. “That was fun. I gave myself a really hard time.”



The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 8819