Thu 6th September, 20188:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
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RHAIN, the Isle of Wight native, is a bold, powerful and honest performer, whilst her songwriting is acutely fragile, mythical and overwhelmingly melodic. Described by NME as ‘a figure of lyrical beauty’, she has received airplay by fans such as Huw Stephens and Lauren Laverne at BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music.
2018 sees brave new territory covered for RHAIN with adventures arrangements, ambitious production and charming lyrics rivalling contemporaries such as Bjork or Bat For Lashes. RHAIN has previously supported the likes of This Is The Kit, TuneYards and Richard Dawson.
Huw Stephens on BBC R1 – “I saw her play a couple of weeks ago. …she’s got the most beautiful voice, reminds me of Bjork & Joanna Newsome.”
Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 6 Music – “Isn’t that special!!”
NME – “She’s a figure of lyrical beauty, summoning narratives both weird and wacky in her songwriting.”
The Independent – “voice shimmers and soothes; remember her name”
Gold Flake Paint – “Rhain’s new track, ‘Josephine‘, is consuming, all-encompassing deviation from the norm – and a rather breath-taking one at that.”
Drowned in Sound – “RHAIN is not of this Earth; her intimate outpourings bringing a certain other-worldly aspect that will pluck you from your every day and welcome you into an immeasurable landscape.”
The Four Oh Five – ‘Josephine’ lives in that enchanted vocal world inhabited by the likes of Never For Ever-era Kate Bush and Little Earthquakes-Tori Amos, where childlike innocence and unsettling maturity meet.
Crack Magazine – “Rhain, with a wicked sense of humour and a vocal register that could probably shatter a coffee mug. As her wandering voice propelled musings on love, witty observations on family life and a well-timed Pavlova simile around the room, we left feeling sultry, stoned and surrounded by whispered Björk comparisons.”
Website – www.rhainmusic.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/RHAINMUSIC
Twitter – twitter.com/rhainmusic
“Late contender for the best of the year lists… brilliantly unusual, unexpected tracks, you never know what she’s going to do next.” Lauren Laverne
With a string of releases on Talitres (EU/UK), Broken Sound (UK), Sweetdreams Press and Angel’s Egg (Japan) and much support from DJs on Radio 1, Radio 2, Xfm, 6 Music, France Musique among many other stations worldwide, experimental folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd has just released her strongest and most impacting body of work into the public sphere.
Two years in the making ‘We Resonate’ out on Talitres (UK/EU) and Sweetdreams Press (Japan), is an uplifting celebration of life and by far her most collaborative. It sees Rachael joined by Laura Marling’s sideman Marcus Hamblett, experimental Japanese multi-instrumentalist ICHI, Alessi Laurent-Marke of Alessi’s Ark, Rozi Plain, Emma Gatrill of Sons of Noel and Adrian, and Thomas Heather of Woodpecker Wooliams.
Born from the richness of Rachael Dadd’s semi-nomadic lifestyle, partly recorded live in a studio followed by playful overdubbing in Rachael’s front room, ‘We Resonate’ carves out a niche of its own, crossing genres from folk, through pop and experimental. Pulsing with poly-rhythms on prepared-piano, homemade xylophone, voice, clarinets, typewriter, boxes of matches, steel drum, tap-dancing, clapping, and even the heartbeat of Rachael’s baby in the womb, it reveals that her love of African field-recordings and the spirit embodied within them has seeped into the diverse mix of influences, along with Steve Reich, Tune Yards, and the Japanese underground/improv scene.
Rachael has performed to audiences of up to 3000 and in recent times has taken to the stage at countless festivals including Glastonbury, End of The Road, Green Man, Wilderness, No Direction Home, Truck, Boomtown, Ouvre La Voix (France), Mandstock (Italy), and Woodford (Australia).
Having graduated from art school with first class honors, Rachael is also a practicing and exhibiting artist, always putting emphasis on the record sleeve and often making handmade limited editions, thinking conceptually and regularly collaborating with RCA graduate animator and sister Betsy Dadd with whom she is the recipient of an Emerging Excellence Award for a new collaborative show they are working on together.
“Bold art folk… accomplished fusion of words, acoustic strumming and wild percussive textures.” UNCUT 7/10
“Experimental folk multi-instrumentalist Dadd is one of the quirkiest singer songwriters on earth but she’s also one of the best… a richly eclectic sonic treat.” HIFI NEWS 9/10
“An artist destined to define the genre.” The Line Of Best Fit
“Rachael Dadd is our most celebrated female artist on Folk Radio UK.” FRUK