Carla Bozulich + The Holy Orders + Josh Overton
Carla Bozulich is an art-punk provocateur: a writer, producer, curator, interdisciplinary artist and prolific musician with one of the most unique voices in any genre. Her work is brutally raw and weirdly visionary.
Carla has traveled between 4 continents. She plays, composes and records as she goes.
The latest record album by Bozulich is Boy. The London Sunday Times had this to say: “If Boy emerged from the oeuvre of a broadsheet-friendly icon such as Nick Cave, Patti Smith or Tom Waits it would be lauded as an uncompromising work of genius”.
Fuck Your Valentine: Carla Bozulich Tells A Story From A Harsh Life
Carla Bozulich is a multi-discipline artist of notorious standing. Aside from being a well established musician, she composes and produces, does visual art, teaches international sound and noise workshops, writes poetry and prose and directs videos. She’s made 5 albums with the Constellation label—-4 being with her project Evangelista and her new one, BOY (2014): Pitchfork says, “At her best, Bozulich uses the vernacular song forms of country, blues, and yes, even “pop”, to tap into something that feels much more elemental, a vein of primitive emotion that feels like it could pre-date the notion of musical genres entirely.”
Bozulich obsesses on the energy clawing it’s way out from underneath the band-aid doll skin stretched over our eyes and mouths. Her works in various media have been called “fierce, soul-ripping and overwhelmingly magnetic” by NME in their “Let Loose The Bats” Top 25.
She is the original force behind Her new band for the album BOY, Evangelista, The Geraldine Fibbers, Red Headed Stranger (with Willie Nelson) and a joint leader of Scarnella, Ethyl Meatplow and the Neon Veins.
All in, Bozulich has lead events in the USA and Europe numbering well into the 1000‘s. Singing Bertolt Brecht with the London Sinfonietta at The Royal Festival Hall in London on Patti Smith’s Meltdown was one of Carla’s favorites, as was being given a stage in front of one of the world’s greatest ancient works of art, Toro Farnese, at the Museo Archeologico in Napoli.
Marrianne Faithful and Bozulich were selected as the featured performers at the Ruhrtriennale. The program was orchestrated by Marc Ribot. August 15, 2009.
In 2010 she was granted a composer’s residency at Montalvo Center for the Arts. In 2014 she did another composer’s residency at CAMEC in Marnay, France.
In 2013 Bozulich produced an eponymous album for the killer Italian band, Blue Willa.
She has also taught large sound and visual workshops to young people in Bern, Switzerland; Kosice, Slovakia; Lisbon, Portugal; Graz, Austria.
“I am here to give you something to open your chest with, pull out what’s inside and make it change shapes, make it open more times and, even more…til the sound inside has finally sealed the hole where your vile/beautiful heart belongs…loved and safe even when you think you’re totally alone. Even if you believe in nothing, good or bad, there’s really no such thing as empty space. Even inside this void there is sound. You will hear it. You will see. You will be cradled and near deafened by the love and mercy sounds and even the sound of your own pulsing blood…..”
Carla will perform at The Adelphi on Tuesday 20th September. Doors 8.00pm.
The Holy Orders:
Tom Robinson has championed the band saying:
“Just when you’ve had it with Strokes/Interpol/Editors soundalikes along come The Holy Orders and restore your faith in indie guitar music”
He invited them onto The Tom Robinson Show on BBC 6music to play a session and, as well as playing them on his listener requested Now Playing show, they were his choice of new band when he selected his pick of songs on BBC 6music’s The First Time.
The Holy Orders also featured in BBC Introducing’s Ones to Watch list of 2013.
“The Holy Orders are here to rescue rock from the fakes, the phonies and the frauds.” The Devil has the Best Tuna
“For the Ears of Dogs to Come is everything that makes them a fantastic live act captured on tape, a gutsy, guitar-driven affair with tangible emotive qualities.” 9/10 Whisperin’ & Hollerin’
“The best thing out of Hull since the Humber Bridge” Josh T. Pearson