Truly wonderful singer-songwriter Josephine Foster (USA) has a full band at The Cube to bring widescreen dynamics to the swooping, swaying melodies of her impressive song book. At the heart of the show will be the colourful, warm and flowing singalongs and atmospheric trks that make up her critically acclaimed Blood Rushing album. American gothic, breathless folk and mountain music are all drawn upon by the band with Spanish guitar maestro Victor Herrero channelling textures and Trembling Bells‘ stickman Alex Neilson providing the rhythm while Paz Lenchantin from the Entrance Band/Silver Jews is on bass/violin.
Both Paz and Victor will be doing short solo sets at the start of the evening so rush down early.
Josephine’s album is a glimpse into the world of Blushing, a heteronym of the artist Josephine Foster. A rock-ballet chante, the music is set to the meta-pulsing Pan-American heartbeat of the Pueblo drum and you can really feel a sense of ancient American folk history being channelled. Josephine Foster is so much more than a confessional singer and she takes you to such different/poetical places that her fan base is really wide eyed and fans of Little Wings, Brightblack Morning Light, Jefferson Airplane, Coco Rosie, Patty Waters, Will Oldham and Robert Wyatt should all see a fellow free willed traveller in her spirit.
Josephine Foster is not only a captivating songwriter and performer (a former opera singer), but also is daring, versatile and irreverent in her approach to subject and form. She has covered Emily Dickerson (Graphic As A Star) and sung German art songs (A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing), and recently adapted Lorca and Spanish folk/poems (in her recent albums with Victor Herrero, where she has sung in Spanish) as well as releasing an album with The Cherry Blossoms among myriad other projects.
Hear a track from the album here: http://www.factmag.com/2012/07/31/josephine-foster-announces-blood-rushing-hear-a-track-from-the-album/
Dan Haywood’s New Hawks are a band, whose epic scope marries transatlantic cosmic roots music with a poetic and soulful British folk. A rambling, rolling band whose starry eyed stage presence, with various players swapping instruments and psychic powers amongst themselves, has already assured them cult status.
“A wild-eyed mix of cosmic country and chamber-folk, this makes for a thrilling noise” UNCUT