Sam Beam pays London a visit

Iron & Wine have a striking back catalogue.

Listening back to their material, you are often struck by the sheer consistency of Sam Beam's work. Chained to the studio, the songwriter rarely - if ever - puts a foot wrong, crafting engaging nuggets of Americana.

Returning earlier this year with their new album 'Kiss Each Other Clean' Iron & Wine were on typically gripping form. Playing sporadic live dates throughout 2011, the band recently confirmed a two night stand in London.

Taking to the stage at the Hackney Empire followed by the Shepherds Bush Empire, Iron & Wine promised something very special for the capital.

Sending along Rachel Lipsitz we were able to capture a flavour of the show at the Hackney Empire.

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