Monday 15th December 2014
Alisia Casper + No Middle Name (DJ)
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £8.50 / £10.50
A French musician Lætitia Sadier (Drag City Records), best known as the singer for the influential 90’s alternative band: Stereolab!
Stereolab were described as: “one of the decades most influential bands”. Their music combined a droning rock sound with lounge instruments, overlaid with sing-song female vocals and pop melodies.The bands 1996 album ‘Emperor Tomato Ketchup, was a critical success and underground hit, described as their ‘high water mark’ by critic Joshua Klein.
Forward over a decade, after Stereolab’s recently announced hiatus, Lætitia Sadier decided to start off alone. She didn’t waste the opportunity: The Trip is “a breathtaking, a rich collection of torch songs and subtle, meandering melodies that clear away the distracting frenzy and Byzantine flourishes of her past groups to expose the humane beauty of her voice”. Followed by ‘Silencio’ in 2012, which brought her further acclaim and praise from several critics, Sadier continues to bring a unique voice and political edge to music.
She’s bringing her solo show to Brighton finally, don’t miss out on this unique singer’s next Brighton performance at Komedia on 15th December!
“Sadier’s solo work is deeply reflective, her words at center stage”. – Paste Magazine
“Sadier is free to revel in warm, rich balladry.” – Pitchfork
Leeds singer-songwriter, artist and photographer, Alisia Casper’s calm and serene voice carries a melancholic bittersweet lyrical turn. Almost haunting, yet hypnotically uplifting, her songs express fragility, transience and wonder. Her recent years of living house-bound with Chronic Fibromyalgia have brought an even sharper edge to the truths expressed in her songs but, still, the humour and pragmatism necessary for coping with and recovering from such struggle flavour her laments toward the truly hopeful. Alisia is a prolific visual, as well as recording, artist- visit her website for a wander.