LPR Presents: Annie Hart, Raia Was & Katie Harkin

LPR Presents: Annie Hart, Raia Was & Katie Harkin

Sat, September 9, 2017

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00 – $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Annie Hart
Annie Hart
Annie Hart is 1/3 of synthesizer trio, Au Revoir Simone and she brings her love of synthesizers and DIY ethic to her self-produced solo project. Get ready for live looping, wistful piano melodies, and synthscapes to the max.
Katie Harkin
Katie Harkin
Having been touring since her teens, Harkin’s reputation as an in-demand multi-instrumentalist has seen her pass through 30 countries, whilst writing and releasing three critically-acclaimed records with her own band Sky Larkin. Her work garnered the attention of friends and fellow former Leeds dwellers Wild Beasts, with whom she worked across their Smother tour, and reverberated across the pond to urgent cult trio Sleater-Kinney, who recruited her as a touring member upon their triumphant return to the live stage. Shortly after relocating to upstate NY from her native UK, Harkin was asked to join the touring band behind Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett (dates start fall 2017).

Now, though – as she unveils her debut solo project – the collaborator steps out as the singular; her new set-up giving further platform to her idiosyncratic, muscular guitar-playing and revealing a body of work which is equally propelled by a life on the move and anchored by her romance for the North of England.

Having begun writing her new material while holed up in New York against the backdrop of a polar vortex, Harkin’s work is, in part, coloured by her external geography. She spent three years living in England’s wild Peak District National Park whilst developing her solo project. The park’s surrounding moors form a stark and unparalleled backdrop to her writing, yet lie within arm’s reach of the underground music scenes of Sheffield and Leeds, dual inspirations for work that is both introspective and expansive. The personal and the global play out against each other, wryly observed and digested in songs that are striking and disarming, and intimate without being permissive.
Raia Was
Raia Was
Raia Was is a vocalist and composer creating electronic music born of improvisation. She recently debuted ‘Reprise’ the first single from her upcoming album Body Double, completed in collaboration with producer Autre Ne Veut and establishing the haunting sense of color and space that places her in unique context amongst artists like Banks, Portishead and James Blake.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.union-pool.com/
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