Melting Vinyl: Bringing the cream of live music to Brighton.

Julia Holter

Monday 21st November 2016

+ Circuit des Yeux + DJ Charlie No.4

At Concorde 2

Doors 7:00 pm

Price £18.50 + booking fee / £20.50

Los Angeles-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter, returns after last year’s sold-out and critically acclaimed show, along with her latest LP ‘Have You In My Wilderness’ which has been lauded all across the UK and worldwide as well as A-listed on BBC 6 music.

Julia Holter’s recent LP ‘Have You In My Wilderness’ has catapulted her into universal adoration for her wonderfully unique songs. Holter blurs the lines between indie music and modern composition, and her new LP is her most intimate yet. HYIMW was written from the heart – warm, dark and raw – and explores love, trust, and power in human relationships. While love songs are familiar in pop music, Holter manages to stay fascinatingly oblique and enigmatic, with some of the most sublime and transcendent music she has ever written. Like Holter’s previous albums, it is multi-layered and texturally rich, featuring an array of electronic and acoustic instruments played by an ensemble of gifted Los Angeles musicians.

It is Holter’s most sonically intimate album, with her vocals front and centre in the mix, lifted out of the layers of smeared, hazy effects. The result is striking: clear and vivid, but disarmingly personal.

The Guardian last year praised her performance with a 5 star review, complimenting her fantastic ability to engage and transport the audience into an enigmatic, dream-like world whilst simultaneously bringing up primal, raw feelings of longing & loss; there is no other feeling like it: “Rigour and precision are at the heart of Holter’s convoluted, supernatural songs – their glassy, silvery qualities unsettle and entertain in equal measure.”

 

Support comes from:
Circuit des Yeux

Haley Fohr’s music strikes a unique balance between the personal and universal. As Circuit des Yeux (signed to Thrill Jockey) she creates music that embodies the complexity of human emotions, juxtaposing tenderness and grief, ecstasy and horror, using sounds as representations of the emotional spectrum that we all experience. Fohr’s striking voice, an impassioned baritone, is the music’s centerpiece and guiding force

+ DJ: Charlie No. 4

Stage Times:
7.00-7.20pm: DJ
7.20-8.00pm: Circuit des Yeux
8.00-8.20pm: DJ
8.20-10.00pm: Julia Holter on stage
10pm : Curfew