The Beatyard is back next month and this time, Bodytonic are really pushing their festival beyond their own walls with an expansion not only physically but with collaborations between promoters like Choicecuts, Harmonic, u:Mack, Note, Block T, Irish Moss, Emergence and Junior Spesh as well as emphasis on more than music. The collaborative city festival takes place from October 19-28th
Here’s a rundown of who will feature. Full details with schedule and ticket info at the site.
Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), Efterklang, Hot 8 Brass Band, Russian Circles , Chelsea Wolfe, Karenn Feat. Blawan & Pariah, Waxahatchee, David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan, Masaki Batoh, Sam Amidon, Fabio & Grooverider (History Of Dnb Set), Henrik Schwarz, Blondes Full list →
After her near sold-out show in The Sugar Club a few months back, Chelsea Wolfe will return alongside Russian Circles for a double bill on October 27th as part of a European tour. Wolfe’s new album Pain Is Beauty will feature a more electronic direction and is out on September 2nd on Sargent House and ‘The Warden’ is the first taste of it:
I became aware of Chelsea Wolfe’s music last year when she released her collection of gothic folk songs called Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs last year. It is a devastatingly atmospheric album that is also strikingly melancholic. Ever since, she’s kept me reeled in with fantastical visuals and a back catalogue of dark-edged guitar music. Next Wednesday, April 24th, Chelsea will make her debut in The Sugar Club. We had a brief chat about her music and identity…
Ireland will be the first stop on your European tour, tell us about your setup and plan for each evening…
This tour is going to be unique in that I’m combining the acoustic and electric sets. Typically I’d separate them, bringing my drummer and guitarist out for the electric set and my violinist out for the acoustic set, but we’ll all be there together onstage for this tour. (more…)
Creator of one of last year’s Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs, a brittle collection of gothic folk that got a lot of plays in the last four months, Chelsea Wolfe is embarking on A European tour in April, kicking off in Dublin on April 24th in The Sugar Club. Tickets are €13 plus fees on sale tomorrow morning, Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster. Full list of European shows.
Watch a video performance and listen to the whole album below…
LA and Sargent House artist Chelsea Wolfe eschews a regular music video idea for some visual art, which is set to ‘Flatlands’, a calming yet cerebral track from Wolfe’s must-listen album Unknown Rooms from last year. The piece, directed by Charlene Bagcal features gothic tropes set to pastoral natural backdrop. Sumptuous.
Wolfe will be in Ireland sometime this year for gigs.
We promise a podcast every month in 2013. It’s our new blog resolution. Here’s the first of the year and the forty-second Podcast in the series. Aoife Mc and I talk about, and play some of my favourite tunes of the last few months. Artwork inspired by Frank B’s ‘Chain Of Fools’ as heard on this episode.
I’ve been playing Chelsea Wolfe’s beautiful new album Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs quite a lot over the past month (listen to it). Its brittle gothic folk emantes from the speakers in a calming spacious way. Her label Sargent House recently captured two performances in their Glassroom. Above is ‘Spinning Centers’, a favourite from the album and below is a Sibylle Baier cover of ‘The End’ with Wolfe looking suitably gothic.
Every Friday, four new music picks from music blogs worldwide are published as part of my Day & Night pages. Follow Day & Night on Twitter or Facebook. The magazine is out today in print with every copy of the Irish Independent so pick it up to see my full internet-heavy section with a piece on Death Grips as well as the rest of the mag.
The Sacremento singer-songwriter’s third album, a 25 minute collection of gothic folk songs called Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs is as devastatingly atmospheric as it is strikingly melancholic. Spooky Halloween music.