Liza Flume’s ‘Sheets’ is a sparse song that the now London-based Aussie released in late 2015.
That minimal song is used as a foundation for Mai’s remix, and via a video by Bob Gallagher which tracks the disintegrating relationship of two people between the sheets.
Elaine says ‘From the first time I heard Liza sing, I knew I wanted to work with her one day. I adored ‘Sheets’ when I heard it, and wanted to add another dimension to the vocal and emphasise the pain and loss in the track. I spoke to Bob about the possibility of doing a video and I was delighted when he came on board. He added another chapter to the story and all three of us are really happy with the end product, it’s something we’re very proud of’.
Elaine plays this years Body and Soul Festival at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath on the Summer Solstice Weekend, June 23rd-25th 2017
Having recently revealed some of the smaller goings on at the festival on the grounds of Ballinlough Castle including Wonderlust, Myles O’Reilly’s Arbutus Yarns Theatre, Body Holidays 1970’s style holiday camp, Pagoda Stage, Port Royal Jamaican village and more, today Body & Soul revealed Tree Haus, a new stage curated by Homebeat for the festival on the summer solstice weekend of June 19th to 21st.
Focusing on the best of contemporary Irish music and culture, you can expect performances from My Tribe Your Tribe, Buffalo Woman, Carriages, Planet Parade, Liza Flume, Ghosts, Slowplacelikehome, Hilary Woods, Skelocrats, Little Xs For Eyes, Elephant, Hare Squead, Bantum, Nubus, Justin Grounds & Pearse McGloughlin (Idiot Songs), Sea Legs (Ciaran Lavery x Ryan Vail), Hare Squead, Nova Collective, Feather and Ben Bix, Participant, I Have A Tribe, Nubus, Margie Lewis, SignA, Idiot Songs, Skelocrats, Tomorrows, Taste DJs, Somadrone, Lyttet, Leo Drezden and Lasertom.
Also featuring on that stage, kicking off the Saturday and Sunday will be Vinyl Love, where DJs and musicians alike will be playing selections from their 7″ collection.
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Dublin-based Aussie Liza Flume is due to follow up her debut EP of looped folk music with something a little different. A progression of her sound has been informed by the last year or so of playing live with her loop pedal and guitar. Now taking in electronic instrumentation and working with producer Brian Dillon, ‘Sleepless Nights’ is an atmospheric new track about the need for someone to hold.
In her own words:
“I wrote ‘Sleepless Nights’ whilst living alone in my late grandfather’s 3-bedroom home in the north of Dublin. The first single since the debut EP, the song explores a deep sense of loneliness and isolation and the realisation of the importance of human connection and companionship.
A new site with an emphasis on photography portraits of upcoming musicians, Unmade in Ireland is the work of photographer Gregory Nolan, writer Katie Dwyer and music blogger Amelia Conophy.
Unmade in Ireland, in their own words: “tells the story of the bands who haven’t made it yet,” focusing on artists who have been largely self-released. Included so far are the likes of Carriages, Liza Flume, Bantum, Sive, Rocstrong, Biggles Flys Again and more. More of this please. Here’s a preview but hit the site to see all the photos and interviews: