Patrick Duff album launch at the Cube Microplex Bristol - Saturday 2nd February
To celebrate the release of Patrick's incredible new album, we present this very special 'one off' Bristol show.
I've made it man .. This is an album about leaving the past behind and arriving in a new place that hasn't fully materialised yet... like a cool white room in the centre of the sun...where you're casting your gaze backwards with enough space between you and the world to be able to see more clearly .... breathing in the fresh air .. now you're finally able to love where you came from .. all the people and places and the person who you used to be ... and knowing it's not where you are anymore .. You've cried all your tears and somehow they gave you clear sight. The love can flow back home now. You wrote these songs like a postcard because you're kind of missing them all and knowing at the same time you're never going back .. and you didn't even realise until you listened…. Realising that you've forgiven everyone and you've forgiven yourself and that the music has a warm vitality and gentleness as a result .. the songs are alive like somebody is whispering thank your in your ear .. there's nothing in particular to prove anymore ... You followed your heart to a lonely place .. you're in the bardo looking back on your life with a mother’s eyes... and with a smile you find yourself thinking .. Who's going to love me now ?
Inspired by the selkies of Scottish folklore: water-dwelling beasts who morph from seal to human upon landing ashore. ‘Siren’ is the debut album by Salionwoman: comprising a duo of vocals, doublebass and electronics.
The material on ‘Siren’ originally stemmed from a narrative live concert called ‘Selkie’, in which spectres of folklore, electronic drone and contemporary dance were intertwined to form a truly innovative live performance. This was performed at Brighton Fringe Festival and VAULT Festival in London.
Sealionwoman was formed by way of a fortuitous, chance meeting of Scottish-born jazz-influenced vocalist Kitty Whitelaw and double bass player Tye McGivern. The stripped-down duo line-up of Sealionwoman coalesced around Whitelaw’s rich and beguiling vocal and McGivern’s atmospherically inventive approach to his instrument. A defiantly un-categorisable sound was born, equally informed by melancholic soundscapes, torch-song transgressions and rapturous drama.