Thursday, 1 September 2016

KARA-LIS COVERDALE and HAPPY MEALS London show announced!

Excited to announce this new show of extended harmonic resolutions and blown-out dub pop!

Upset The Rhythm presents…

Wednesday 9 November
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, N1 0XT

KARA-LIS COVERDALE works in both acoustic and electronic media to create works that “blur the boundary between the human and the electronic machine” (Weird Canada). A classically trained keyboardist who studied composition and musicology, she has held several organist and music director positions across Canada since age 13, most recently as a notable and controversial organist, composer in residence, and director of the MES mixed choir in Montreal. In 2015, her solo debut Aftertouches was named a top album of the year by The Wire, The Quietus, NPR, Adhoc, and others. Coverdale’s work has explored music’s sacred histories while forging its new, technologically mediated and culturally saturated frontiers: extended harmonic resolutions typical of Baroque keyboard music frame her approach to part writing, which she voices with hybrid keyboards, fractured samples and digitally rendered vocals. Her music appears in films, provocative plays, commercials, and disturbing historical documentaries. She is active in the studio and live as a composer, performer, and collaborator (Tim Hecker, LXV).

HAPPY MEALS make spellbinding experimental pop music. Sounding like the work of Saada Bonaire's long-lost slacker offspring, debut album ’Apéro' is actually the produce of two Glasgow-based artists, Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook, who originally hail from the Scottish borders. Suzanne sings in a unique mix of French and Scottish, occasionally sharing the mic with Lewis over the course of six songs taking the 100% Silk/NNF pop aesthetic and psych-dub freedom of Peaking Lights to a more ambiguous, enchanted headspace. It's all top notch stuff, from the nine minute celestial sashay of 'Crystal Salutation' through the chiming boogie of 'Altered Images' to the blown-out dub-pop of 'The Age Of Love', and the Balearic acid of 'Le Voyage’. Brand new EP, ‘Fruit Juice’ sees Happy Meals sharpened and expanded, taking their tender experimental beginnings and unabashed pop moments into undiscovered realms glowing with possibility, check it out now through Night School Records.

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