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Anna Mieke, Adrian Crowley, Natalia Beylis & Eimear Reidy and Aoife Wolf
The Depot @ The Complex
Thursday 27th July
Doors 6:30 pm / Show 7:00 pm
Curated by Foggy Notions.
Anna Mieke’s songwriting and enveloping compositions have asserted her as a vital voice amongst Ireland’s alt-folk genre. The Irish multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Wicklow, Ireland, toes the line between folk forms and vivid dreamscapes, drawing on traditional and contemporary motifs. The lyrically ornate and instrumental delicacy of her work, alongside flowing atmospheric arrangements, contributes a challenging, emphatic and new voice to alt-folk.
The Wicklow-based artist’s second album, Theatre, which she recorded + co-produced with Nick Rayner and features contributions from long-standing bandmates Ryan Hargadon (Kojaque) and Matthew Jacobson (UMBRA), as well as Rozi Leyden (Rozi Plain), Brían Mac Gloinn (Ye Vagabonds), Lina Andonovska, Alannah Thornburgh and Cora Venus Lunny, was released in November 2022 and received praise from The Guardian, Brooklyn Vegan, MOJO and Uncut, among others, and was nominated for Album of the Year (2022) in Ireland’s ‘Choice Awards’.
“Anna Mieke mines a rich seam of nostalgia and loss – and her extensive travels – on a dreamlike second album” – The Guardian, ★★★★
Adrian Crowley is an award-winning songwriter, singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist who has, in over two decades, created a deeply affecting body of work. He is noted as having a uniquely dark poetic sensibility and an arrestingly resonant voice. His songs have led him to being described as a master story-teller and the rich tapestry of his expansive recorded output is proof that he is an endlessly inspired and inspiring artist.
2021 saw the release of ‘The Watchful Eye Of The Stars’, Adrian Crowley’s ninth album. It was recorded in Bristol, England and was produced by the legendary John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse, Eels, Aldous Harding). He is currently working on several special projects and collaborations and planning the release of his as yet untitled tenth album.
Eimear Reidy and Natalia Beylis began creating music together in 2020. With Eimear on cello and Natalia on a variety of keyboard instruments, the duo pull you into their free-form mossy, murky otherworld. Improvising off of simple minimalist threads, their music weaves itself into a vast sonic tapestry.
Reared in the midlands of Ireland, Aoife Wolf’s burrowing psych-folk reflects what she calls “the perpetual conflict I feel between the draw of the countryside and its confronting silence.” Drawing on influences like Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins, and PJ Harvey, her moody, haunting songs have as many layers as the bogs she hailed from. Aoife’s haunting vocals accented by off-kilter guitar embellishments make for an arresting performance which has brought her to play in venues all around Ireland including support slots for Joshua Burnside, Kathryn Joseph, TomBerlin and Ichiko Aoba as well as a run of gigs in Germany. Her craft encapsulates themes of nature, psychology, stories of women in history, literature and art.