The Nightjar ‘Objects’ – UK Album Release March 2017
“Gorgeous” – Mara Carlyle, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3
Drawing influence from the surreal atmospherics of Grouper, the stark and poignant balladry of Diane Cluck and the deft compositions of Colleen, The Nightjar use close-harmonies, tight-interlocking guitars, deep bass and an intense lead vocal to paint fragile, haunting landscapes for their dream-like, ethereal songs of hope, loss and disaster. Inspired by Eastern notions of emptiness and the ephemeral nature of reality, The Nightjar’s work holds a plaintive resonance of the philosophizing of legendary French composer Olivier Messiaen, whose Catholic faith and explorations of the void of existence comes to mind when The Nightjar refer to their album Objects as “songs for the end of time.”
Objects came into being in the autumn of 2015, when the band relocated to a farmhouse in rural Portugal to begin recording what would become their first full-length offering. The limitations of their equipment and the remoteness of the setting proved to be fertile, creative conditions; leading not only to the raw honesty and directness of the songs, but also a body of artworks, including photography, film and animation.
The launch of The Nightjar‘s Objects – held at Proud, London on March 15th and The Cube, Bristol on 17th March – will showcase the band as a vibrant collective of multi-disciplinary artists and celebrate the value of collaboration. The Nightjar, in partnership with artists Paul Blakemore and Anna Barrett, present a night of sound, light, projections and film.
“Ghostly, psychedelic and utterly addictive” Joe Muggs – Boiler Room
The Nightjar are Jez Anderson, Mo Kirby, Sarah Ricketts, and Pete Thomas. The Nightjar are supported by PRSF
Singer, composer and instrumentalist currently based in London UK, Noemie is best known for her wide range of musical styles and her work with 9-piece band Gentle Mystics. With the Mystics currently on a recording hiatus, she is taking to the stage with her solo explorations of folk, rock and what some have called gothic blues.
Noemie is a self-taught musician with an experimental approach, who found her mentors in her diverse influences: mid-century French cabaret, American blues, traditional Eastern folk and desert rock … today her live set-up comprises of an electric guitar and an expanse of blinking effects pedals.
2016 saw her gathering and arranging past and present material to produce a new show, which she will be be performing this year.
VIDEO: “Blue Blood” https://www.youtube.com/watch?
What to expect...
The Horse Hospital, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AH