The Cesarians + The Dyr Sister + Flora Greysteel
The Cesarians / The Dyr Sister / Flora Greysteel
We Are Awayke, with immense joy, proudly present the 16th instalment of super-audio phantasmagoria.
The New Adelphi Club, Hull. Doors 8.30pm either £8 on the door or adv. Tickets on sale shortly.
• The Cesarians are not a pop band. They could never have been manufactured, manipulated or otherwise pre-masticated for public consumption.
• The Cesarians do not trade in the trite or the mundane.
• The Cesarians know and love music, what makes it as important as breathing, an understanding that runs deep within their bones. Their songs speak of love, loss, redemption, terror and absurdity: all of life’s riches and tragedies alchemised into the greatest live performance you could ever wish to see.
• The Cesarians think big, think shocking: like Ken Russell directing a Lee Bowery ballet in a Bauhaus-constructed set to a score composed by Mahler and performed by The Residents – no restraints, no compromise, no need to be like everybody else.
They remind you of why you fell in love in the first place: all that drama, all that beauty, all dressed up and somewhere to go.
• The Cesarians are a magnificent triumph of the electric eclectic, a bunch of renegades who live on the river, tapping the source of London’s eternal energy.
“This lot are in a class of their own”
“Glitteringly gloomy … thrillingly seedy … deliciously creepy”
THE DYR SISTER
Hailing from the City of Hull, England, Sally Currie AKA The Dyr Sister (where dyr is Old Norse for deer) is a multi-instrumental cervine beat mistress who conjures up surreal tales with the aid of viola, synth, mandolin her voice and an array of DIY samples. Performing her catalogue of haunting, ethereal, modern day folk songs as a one-woman band she paints a fascinating canvas of sound.
Her original and innovative pieces are influenced by a wide range of genres from jungle and dubstep through trip hop and hip hop and ending somewhere deep amongst the many varieties of traditional folk music from around the world.
Expectan enchanting performance from this most unique of musical artists.
“In the often homogenous world of underground music scenes, thank goodness for The Dyr Sister. The perfect blend of avant-garde, melodicism and out-thereness”.
Mr Douglas Anderson – broadcaster, writer and filmmaker.
“The Dyr Sister is a rare artistic gem of contemporary folk talent!”
Jon Vyner – Tidal Concerts/The Camden Underworld
“The Dyr Sister sounds like some wonderful collaboration between Thom Yorke and Shirley Collins” – Fred Perry Subculture
Emily Rowan is a singer, piano basher, uke toter and glitter addict. Simon Bolley is a musician who plays drums like the lead guitarist he is. Together they are Flora Greysteel, a York-based. Basing their sound in piano, drum kit and female vocals, the band use a wide variety of other instruments including ukulele, thumb piano and assorted small percussion, not to mention the widespread use of loop pedal.
Melancholic, strident, bittersweet, Flora Greysteel make music that opens the door to fairy tale worlds that exist all around us.