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      December 10, 2019


      12 St Thomas Street
      Bristol, Bristol, City of BS1 6JJ

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      Robin Skinner makes music by himself, in his bedroom, but his songs belong to the world.
      The son of a professional flautist and Cambridge University’s director of music, the 20-year-old UK
      singer/songwriter—who’s performed under the name CAVETOWN since 2013—has musical talent
      literally embedded in his DNA. But that underlying musical theory is nothing without the emotional
      underpinnings that take a song from technically proficient to transformatively powerful.
      Marrying the two is what makes Cavetown so captivating and resonant with fans. They see themselves in
      Skinner’s music: tales of love and loss, of yearning to make sense of life and all the feelings that go along
      with it. For three minutes at a time, listeners feel less alone inside his songs, finding comfort in times of
      chaos and confusion.

      “I speak about very genuine things and very personal things that I find hard to say,” Skinner explains.
      “That’s why I write a song about it. I think people relate to that: Sometimes they can’t put things into
      words, but when they hear a song about it, they can point to that.”

      The direct through-line to fans’ emotions is the result of the barrier-free relationship Skinner has created
      with his audience. Outside of his deeply personal music, Cavetown’s YouTube channel is full of
      day-in-the-life, behind-the-scenes vignettes – along with covers of his favorite songs and other musical
      treats – that allow fans to get to know Skinner as more than just a voice filling their earbuds.
      And ultimately, their appreciation for this beautifully symbiotic relationship is reflected back in their
      devotion, as fans around the world have built and nurtured their own underground, grassroots community
      centered around Cavetown. They line up for hours ahead of Cavetown shows, coordinate homemade art
      projects, and bring the own kazoos to play along with him. It’s an unbreakable, authentic bond made all
      the more moving by how organically it’s developed over the years, the result of the Skinner’s tireless and
      whole-hearted optimism taking roots amongst his listeners.

      With a magnetic personality and such universally relatable songs, Skinner is well on his way to expanding
      that musical family. Cavetown’s most recent full-length album, LEMON BOY, has won over listeners far
      and wide with effortless, bright melodies and economic songwriting on full display. From the looping
      folk-pop title track (with an inventive music video that’s racked up more than 7 million YouTube views)
      to the uke-meets-electronica “Fool” and jazzy “888,” it’s an intimate, calming collection that displays a
      songwriting craft far beyond his years.

      Following the breakthrough success of the Lemon Boy and worldwide tours – including multiple-night
      residencies in London, Los Angeles, and New York City – Skinner is venturing deep into the ANIMAL
      KINGDOM, a digital mixtape series that features new songs, covers and re-imaginings of catalog material
      each month along with a song from a friend or peer that he’s had a hand in creating.

      “I love making music with friends,” he says. “I love making music period. I’m a very in-the-now kind of
      person and excited about every opportunity I have to create and write songs. I just go with the flow and
      see where it takes me. I want to make music forever” XX

      Cost: £14 adv

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