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DOORS – 7:00pm
H.C. McENTIRE – 8:15pm
ANGEL OLSEN – 9:15pm
Monday 30th April – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 1st May – SOLD OUT
How do you best describe Angel Olsen? From the lo-fi, sparse folk-melancholy of her 2010 EP, Strange Cacti, to the electrified, polished rock ‘n’ roll bursting from 2016’s beloved and acclaimed My Woman, Olsen has refused to succumb to a single genre, expectation, or vision. Impossible to pin down, Olsen navigates the world with her remarkable, symphonic voice and a propensity for narrative, her music growing into whatever shape best fits to tell the story.
The release of Phases comes at the ideal time, a quiet extension of what has been a monumental whirlwind of a year for Olsen. My Woman, one of 2016’s most universally extolled albums, catapulted Olsen, an already revered songwriter, into a larger, beaming spotlight. The record made regular appearances on year-end Top 10 lists in Pitchfork, Time, American Songwriter, Esquire, Newsweek, amongst other publications. My Woman was also awarded Album of the Year at the 2017 A2IM Libera Awards; other nominees for the category included Radiohead, Run the Jewels, and Bon Iver.
Phases allows a moment of thoughtful, reflective calm amongst a year of success and growth. The b-sides release is both a testament to Olsen’s enormous musical range and a tidy compilation of tracks that have previously been elusive in one way or another. Balancing tenacity and tenderness, the album acts as a deep-dive for longtime fans, as well as a fitting introduction to Olsen’s sprawling sonics for the uninitiated.
Returning to London after her sold out show at Roundhouse in May, Angel is back! This time round she plays two back to back dates solo. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to see her in a significantly more intimate set-up!
On 26th January, H.C. McEntire – front woman of Mount Moriah and backing vocalist and keyboardist for Angel Olsen – struck out on her own with her debut solo album, Lionheart. She supports Angel for both shows at Union Chapel ahead of her own headline show at The Islington straight after, on 2nd May. Info HERE.
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Tickets £22.50 +bf adv.
Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN