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Following a hugely successful album tour, which saw them playing 36 shows in 4 countries – Netherlands, UK, USA and Mexico –Snowapple are coming back to the UK for a series of special gigs.

The trio will be bringing their quirky, unique and beautiful show to:

  • Frome Festival on 3rd July
  • Porlock Festival on 4th July
  • The Old Blue Last (Vice) on 8th July
  • Adelphi Hull on 9th July
  • Choir Spa Festival in Whitby 10th July
  • Harbour Festival in Bristol on 18th July
  • Larmer Tree Festival in Sommerset on 19th July

Their latest album, Illusion was released through Debt Records in February 2015 and received rave reviews at press and radio play from the likes of 6Music and Amazing Radio.

“Enchanting, twisted and delightfully inventive” Rock N Reel
“One of the stand-out acts of EuroSonic in the eccentric, off-kilter shape of Snowapple” Vic Galloway BBC Introducing
“Theatrical and dream-like” Americana-UK
“Enchanting sound and outfits to die for!” House Of Coco
“An absolute gem of an album.” Popped Music
“Delightfully unique” – Echoes And Dust

The band is known for its dramatic and theatrical style both on and off record. Their shows are full of musical surprises and three part harmonies: pop, folk and a hint of classical influence. It’s a story of illusions, fairytales, dreams, love and jealousy.

The three young Dutch women who make up SNOWAPPLE have done a lot of living, more so than many musicians twice their age. Dig beneath the surface of this earthy, almost unassuming, folk/chanson trio, and you’ll find a tangle of rich and varied life experiences.

Laurien has an international career as an opera singer, but also finds time to moonlight with gypsy-punk groups, model the outfits of up-and-coming Dutch fashion designer Mo Benchellal and read post-graduate physics at the University of Amsterdam.

Una is a talented jazz singer who has worked with numerous bands from across the Netherlands and France. She is also the daughter of the celebrated and much-loved South African jazz saxophonist/composer, Sean Bergin (1948-2012), who first found notoriety by performing illegally with black township musicians in defiance of the Apartheid regime.

Laura is a singer, composer and conductor from Latvia who has lived and worked as a musician in the Netherlands since 2007. Her musical background of Latvian folk music and 12 years of European academic music studies complements a strong interest in modern jazz and the popular music of Brazil, along with a more recent exploration of singer-songwriter compositions. Laura was awarded the Best Composition Prize in the 2012 Dutch Jazz Competition.

Together they are SNOWAPPLE, a group that ambitiously draws upon markedly different musical genres to create a uniquely eclectic yet wholly natural sound. Their eponymous debut album (released in 2013 on V2 Records in Benelux, Debt Records in UK and Zip Records in USA) is beautiful and beguiling in equal measure, full of catchy pop-folk numbers punctuated by excursions into the darker and more romantic side of the human condition.

Their new album, Illusions, shows a marked growth and experimentation in the band’s repertoire, and has a richer, more developed sound.

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