Thursday, August 25, 2011
Laura Sheeran / Katie Kim - split 7" launch, Galway
Two fascinating musicians combine for a split 7": 'A Wake', taken from her excellent
Lust Of Pig & The Fresh Blood album, is Laura Sheeran's contribution; while Katie Kim contributes 'Heavy Lighting'. The Galway launch takes place this Friday (August 26th).
'A Wake' was one of the standout tracks on Lust Of Pig, with its menacing electronic/vocal loops giving way to a dramatic vocal climax (I reviewed the album here).
A WAKE by L A U R A S H E E R A N
'Heavy Lighting' is a hushed, atmospheric, gradually swelling number that demonstrates Katie Kim's meticulous songwriting craft. Her upcoming double-vinyl release Cover & Flood is an outstanding record, with beguiling vocals that may be softly-sung but convey unnerving depths, backed up by nuanced, layered instrumentation.
Heavy Lighting by KATIE KIM
Both musicians are superb live performers, as they demonstrated at their Dublin launch the other week: Sheeran brings an added element of dark theatricality to her already-vivid compositions, and brings out hidden layers to the hypnotic 'I'm Sorry Son'. Similarly, Kim's songs demand to be heard in a live setting.
It should be an amazing gig, and they've even done a promo trailer:
There's also an EP of 'A Wake' remixes that's available for free download from Sheeran's Bandcamp page. Here's SertOne's interpretation:
The music doesn't start until ten on the night, so there's also time to catch the Stop/Run performance beforehand.