Known for her “boldly and admirably uncompromising performances” (Rolling Stone), Angel Olsen
returns to the UK with a brand new live show after, most recently, her two sold out intimate shows at Union Chapel last year. This will be Angel’s first tour with the full band since 2017 and her biggest London headline show to date at Eventim Apollo.
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.
2017’s Phases allows a moment of thoughtful, reflective calm following 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.
Support comes from Hand Habits
– Meg Duffy grew up in a small town in Upstate New York and they cut their teeth as a session guitarist and touring member of Kevin Morby’s band. The Hand Habits project started as a private songwriting outlet but soon evolved into a fully-fledged band with Meg at the helm. Hand Habits’ debut album, Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void)
, was released by Woodsist Records in 2017 and their sophomore album, placeholder
, was released in March via Saddle Creek.