When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 13 November 2013
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE
We’re delighted to be working with Domino Recordings’ Julia Holter for the first time.
There’s something moving and otherworldly about Julia Holter. After graduating from California Institute of the Arts with a degree in composition, the LA native began releasing CD-Rs of her own bedroom recorded work. Her full-length studio debut, Tragedy, was warmly received, but it was with Ekstasis in 2012 that Holter hit brilliant new heights that seemed out of the grasp of others. Critics fell in love: Pitchfork gave it a Best New Music 8.6, calling it ‘both haunting and life-affirming, something to make you dream and think’; The Guardian awarded 8/10, commenting ‘The more time you spend with it, the more its structures make sense, the more the melodies begin to sparkle’; and the Quietius gave another 8, stating simply ‘Ekstasis is ecstatically good’.
Third album Loud City Song will be Julia’s first for Domino Recordings, her new label. The writing process for this LP began even before her first album, and was co-produced with long-time collaborator Cole Marsden Greif-Neill of Nite Jewel/Haunted Graffiti. Inspired by the novel Gigi and her relationship with her hometown, early reviews of the album and the tracks premiered so far suggest that this should be yet another step up for one this wonderfully challenging young artist.
Tour support comes from Lucrecia Dalt. Dalt has collaborated with Medellín’s Series Media Collective, Berlin’s F.S.Blumm and Gudrun Gut, Los Angeles’ Julia Holter, and, most recently, international collective Human Ear Music. After moving from Colombia state to Spain, and most recently Germany, she has been a consistent presence in music festivals like Worldtronics, Sónar and Le Guess Who? as well as a captivating support act to Suuns, Nite Jewel and Julia Holter. Following a long history of underground record releases, she premiered her singular statement, «Commotus» on HEM in 2012, followed by 2013’s Syzygy.
This show is a co-promotion with Now Wave.
Buy tickets now with no booking fee. Tickets are available from the bar, Common (both no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Seetickets.com, WeGotTickets.com, Ticketabc.com, Ticketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.