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Laura Veirs

Monday 11th November 2013

With: Led To Sea


Doors 8:00 pm

Price £16 / £18

Melting Vinyl are happy to announce the return of Laura Veirs to Komedia Brighton this November!

From one of the country’s most inimitable songwriters – Portland, Oregon’s Laura Veirs – comes her ninth full-length album. Beautiful, lush and at times deeply dark, “Warp and Weft” captures the intensity of motherhood, love and violence.  Primarily electric-guitar driven, it is a fever dream of an album and could well be Veirs’ best work to date.

Veirs sings not only of mid-winter suns, white blossoming cherry trees and melting ice, but also suicide, gun violence and war. She weaves threads of old folk songs including “Motherless Children” as well as stories of folk-art hero Howard Finster and jazz harpist Alice Coltrane.

Veirs was eight months pregnant with her second child during the recording; and her experience as a mother brought about some of the more beautiful and painful songs. The record is an exploration of extremes – deep, dark suffering and intense, compassionate love.

“Warp and Weft” will be released on Veirs’ own Raven Marching Band Records (North America) and Bella Union (rest of the world) on August 20, 2013.

“It’s masterful; as a listener, it makes me feel loved.  As a musician it makes me feel challenged and engaged. It’s a complete protein!” – Neko Cas