The President Lincoln
Friday 22nd Oct

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Leytonstone-based indie band The President Lincoln is a transatlantic band named after a transatlantic ocean liner.

BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq described their sound to listeners as a cross between glam rock and Americana. Louder Than War wrote that their music combines “the baroque ache of The Decembrists” with “the skewed indie of Built to Spill”. AmericanaUK simply called their debut album “inventive and brilliant”. The band has showcased at the prestigious SXSW festival in Austin, Texas and toured with Seattle legends The Posies.

Lead singer and songwriter Alex Maws wrote and recorded the band’s latest album “Pilgrims and Aliens” while dividing his time between New York and London. The intercontinental nature of the band inspired Maws to adopt the name of the early 20th century ship which once transported his Polish-Jewish ancestors from the old world to the new. Fittingly, The President Lincoln’s lyrics often deal with themes of migration and seeking refuge, issues which have become all too relevant today.


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