Monday, February 25, 2013

Music Monday: Trelawney

Trelawney, as the name suggests, are a band whose music is born out of Cornwall, but are based in South London,  spread across Brockley, New Cross and Blackheath. They cite their influences as 'including the Associates and Suede, through to more recent bands like Wild Beasts'.

Their song Beast of Black Heath is titled in 'reference to the Beast of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, but also the end of the Cornish rebellion, quelled upon Blackheath (well - officially Deptford Bridge but the plaque is on Blackheath!)'.

As discussed here before, 'in June 1497 5,000 Cornish rebels marched on London in revolt against a new tax to pay for King Henry VII’s planned invasion of Scotland. The rebels reached Blackheath Common and secured Deptford Bridge. It was here they were engaged by the King’s forces, with at least two hundred Cornishmen killed compared with eight of the King's soldiers. The leaders were hung, disembowelled and quartered, with their heads stuck on pikes on London Bridge'.

The plaque on the wall of Greenwich Park was placed there in 1997 when marchers from Cornwall retraced the route of the rebels to mark the 500th anniversary.

Trelawney are playing Power Lunches in Dalston on the 5th March, but hope to get some more S. London gigs sorted soon. More information from:

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