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An intimate night of poetry and songs in the round with
Lucy Roleff, Rough River, Anna Cordell and author Rachel power.
For this special one-off evening, these four Melbourne based female artists will perform songs, collaborate and read their own poetry and the verse they admire in round robin form at the beautiful Bella Union.
Lucy Roleff combines melancholic harmonies with ethereal arrangements to produce a sound that is both haunting and emotionally captivating. Her vocals are gentle and lush, her guitar and harp playing warm and delicate.
Rough River is the musical project of alternative country and folk artist Kate Skinner; her work quietly aching with tales of love gone by and a yearning for the natural world. Kate's live show lends a certain looseness and grit that underpins folk in the old sense of the word - not as a set of readable signs, but as an act of communion. Rough River releases her second album on February 27th, 2017.
Anna Cordell’s rich folk music straddles that place between light and dark where true human emotion exists, her penchant for the minor key coupled with her intricate nylon guitar playing and haunting, yet powerful voice, make for an enthralling performance. She releases her debut LP August 2017.
Rachel Power is a writer, editor, poet and artist. She has contributed to many publications, including Mamamia, The Big Issue, Kill Your Darlings and The Age. Rachel is the author of Alison Rehfisch: A Life for Art; The Divided Heart: Art and Motherhood, and Motherhood & Creativity.
Tickets $12.00 (pre-sale)
$8 (concession Pre-sale)
$10 (concession door)
SLOW SHIPS MELBOURNE ALBUM LAUNCH
Shy, enigmatic singer-songwriter, Rubaiyat Howlader of Slow Ships, emerges with debut album, 'Living People'.
Earlier this year, Sydney artist, Slow Ships, released their first single, 'Into the Wild'. Despite its quiet, almost secret birth, it fell on immediate praise online and on air: "This is sublime" - Lachlan Wylie, Chiefly Sounds; "Really beautiful" - Joanna Roberts, In the Pines, FBi Radio 94.5FM.
On Oct 8, Slow Ships will follow-up with their deeply touching, debut album, 'Living People' - produced by boldly experimental, critic's darling, Tony Dupé (Holly Throsby, Jack Ladder, Grand Salvo). Already, the select few who have heard it are bubbling with praise for its beautiful tone - including critically acclaimed artist, Piers Twomey, who found himself "floating in a pleasant cloud that brings to mind Holly Throsby and Mark Kozelek's songwriting." Thanks, Piersy!
From nocturnal odes to lilting hymns, Slow Ships draws on themes from the natural world, memory, creatures and places, both literal and allegorical, ultimately weaving domestic narratives of love, self and the world beyond.
With special guests...
Recalling the sublime fingerpicked purity of folk singers-past such as Bridget St John and Linda Perhacs, estimable Melbourne folk artist Lucy Roleff will be performing songs from her debut album 'This Paradise'
His music is as complex as the self; one moment whimsical and dreamy, with shades of 60s psychedelia and 70s progressive folk – the next, they’re wrought with mortal gloom and adorned with hints of jazz and howling blues. It’s difficult to describe Teague’s style, but it usually consists of unpredictable melodies that stray, intricate, dynamic arrangements and a soaring, vocal tremolo.
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The Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood
Melbourne psych folk four piece Cold Hands Warm Heart present their debut video created by acclaimed contemporary artist Zoe Scoglio. The video, as an extension of CHWH's recently released self-titled album, explores textures and the collision of the natural and urban environments, in this case of the Merri Creek. Capturing interactions with the elements and surrounds, from a native bee to storm-water drain waterfalls, images of the band's limbs and faces exude a serene elegance and simplicity. A visual and sonic meditation on our connection to the urban ecology that surrounds us, it's history and our place within it. CHWH have been developing their live set as a continual song cycle, interspersing found sounds and lever harp with synth and pop sensibilities.
HTML flowers rapper, artist, tattotist. Grant Gronewold has a way with words: he's a poet, a writer, and an MC. He has a way with images, a talented composer of detailed comics and vivid zines. And he has a way with beats. Writing and recording as HTMLflowers he shifts effortlessly between introspective hip hop and club destroying bass beats. One of our faves.
James Tom of Krakatau & Hyperborea fame has an eviable stack of records from around the globe . Taste sophistication and cultural capital that he is so kind to share with us all for a night. Another of our fave peeps and our ex-bandmate from the Prudence Rees Lee band days.
Details TBC :)
Tickets $10 in advance or $15 on the door
Doors at 8pm
I will be playing at the Gasometer on May 24th as part of the Lost & Lonesome Tuesdays in May residency! I am thrilled to be joining the Lost & Lonesome family and we will be releasing my album "This Paradise" in July! Details about the residency below...
May-time is upon us and for various wondrous reasons, Lost And Lonesome are celebrating! For one, we're nearing our 100th release so we've decided it’s fiesta time at the Gasometer Hotel every Tuesday night for the entire month — and have we got some line-ups for you!
TUES, MAY 3
TUES, MAY 10
TUES, MAY 17
Tim Richmond Group
Milk Teddy Jams
TUES, MAY 24
Anthony Atkinson & the Running Mates
TUES, MAY 31
Drink specials each week!
The weather is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter. Winter is upon us. Join Lisa Salvo and Lucy Roleff in the theatre of LongPlay for warmth and music to celebrate the first week of the dark season.
Sunday 7th June. Doors at 8pm. Free Entry.