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Hurray For The Riff Raff

Friday 17 May
Electric Brixton

Hurray For The Riff Raff

+ Nnamdi

Friday 17 May

Hurray For The Riff Raff will play at Electric Brixton on Friday 17th May, with support from Nnamdi.

Stage Times

Doors – 19:00

Nnamdi – 20:00

Hurray For The Riff Raff – 21:00

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Alynda Segarra is 36, or a little less than halfway through the average American lifespan. In that comparatively brief time, though, the Hurray for the Riff Raff founder has been something of a modern Huck Finn, an itinerant traveler whose adventures prompt art that reminds us there are always other ways to live.

Throughout new album ‘The Past Is Still Alive’, Segarra suggests the profound ability to navigate all the pain, chaos, and trauma, or at least to meet it with senses of wonder and want. It is especially fraught these days to speak of art in terms of national identity, to flirt with a jingoism that has led to new autocrats and rekindled old wars. But in the best ways possible, The Past Is Still Alive is a distinctly American record, built on twin pillars of peril and promise that have forever been foundational to this country.

PitchforkBest New Music (8.3) –  “Alynda Segarra’s fantastic new album revives the folky textures of previous records to grapple with American myths and tragedies. It’s part folk-punk memoir, part spiritual invocation.”
The Guardian **** – “Segarra’s latest boomerangs them back into folk-adjacent territory with a classy band in tow, subtly accessorised by strings, brass and keys.”
Evening Standard ***** – “a tightening and refining of the classic Americana style”
The Line Of Best Fit 9/10 – “a remarkable album, one which achieves the impossible trick of capturing the mood of a nation and a vivid portrait of a single fascinating person – all within one gorgeous stew.”

Doors 7:00pm

Tickets £18 + bf + £1 restoration levy

Electric Brixton

Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill , London, SW2 1RJ

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