LAETITIA SADIER TRIO
As vital to European culture as The Velvet Underground were to the USA, Stereolab ploughed a twenty year course cruising the Krautrock underground whilst successfully surfing the Britpop overground with a series of perfectly misplaced melodica.
Following their self-imposed hiatus in 2009, French born lead Laetitia Sadier has positioned herself as the chanteuse of the Avant-garde, initially with solo project/band Monade, followed by three albums of various musical sparks; 2010′s ‘The Trip’, “a very personal homage to life’s journey and a grieving process for the separations that are an unavoidable part of life”, 2012′s ‘Silencio’, “exploring the individual connection to a deeper self-placed in a broader environment, in a similarly fresh kind of way” and 2014′s “Something Shines” described as “something between a riveting caress and an invigorating shake. Elevated music!” Whilst less experimental than her previous musical charges, all three albums were, in some respects, reminiscent of Stereolab’s craft of bringing uncommercial and commercial threads together; in others, an illustration of an artist liberated from the creative tensions of this successful union.
Despite all three albums’ cornucopia of collaborations with Americans Rebecca Gates, Richard Swift and April March, French musicians Julien Gasc and Emmanuel Mario (Monade) and ex-partner and Stereolab technician, Tim Gane, recent live shows have featured Laetitia slimmed down to performing as The Laetitia Sadier Trio with Emmanuel Mario (drums, keyboards and vocals) and Xavi Munoz (bass and vocals). For her welcome return to Newcastle after 2013′s memorable performance at the Star and Shadow Cinema, Laetitia shall be performing with the Trio, once again as suitably intimate as the surroundings of the The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle most welcome.
Hausfrau is the solo project of Newcastle born Glasgow based musician and artist Claudia Nova.
Adhering to a spare, minimalist aesthetic, the music of Hausfrau balances its cold electronic veneer with the emotive, soulful expression of Nova’s voice. Transitioning deftly from a delicate whisper to a soaring, controlled serenade, Nova brings breathtaking depth and emotion to the sparse foundations of her compositions.
Taking cues from electronic music pioneers like Throbbing Gristle, Human League and Suicide and melding it with the vocal style and ability of timeless torch-singers such as Dusty Springfield, Julee Cruise and Marc Almond, the music of Hausfrau explores and exploits the stark, beating heart of the dark dance.
Low fi, electronic solo project of Glasgow born Newcastle based musician and artist Dawn Bothwell (Charm Offensive, The Cankles).
SATURDAY 25th JULY 2015
£8 ADVANCE / £10 ON DOOR
advance tickets available from WeGotTickets:
and locally at BEATDOWN, REFLEX and RPM.
THE CUMBERLAND ARMS
JAMES PLACE STREET
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE