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Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock

Dec 16th 2016 @ New Globe Theatre

Fortitude Valley, Australia
I Was There
Friday, December 16th, 2016
7:00 PM
New Globe Theatre
Fortitude Valley, Australia
6 RSVPs
Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift 7" single launch, "Love Is A Drag" (recorded and produced by Norman Blake from Teenage Fan Club)

Emma to open the show.
Full solo set from Robyn with special guests.
Duets at the end.

ABOUT ROBYN HITCHCOCK:

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).

Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in Storefront Hitchcock an in-concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.

Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to.’ His most recent album The Man Upstairs is a bittersweet love letter to a vanishing world. Produced by legendary folk-rock svengali Joe Boyd (Pink Floyd, Nick Drake) the album was critically acclaimed by Mojo, Uncut and The Quietus.

ABOUT EMMA SWIFT:

Emma Swift is a wandering songbird who splits her time between Sydney, Australia and Nashville, Tennessee. A fan of minor chords, scuffed-up boots, gin and endless pedal steel, she likes to play vulnerable music. Her heroes, in no particular order are: Gram Parsons, Anais Nin, Lucinda Williams and whoever invented dry shampoo.

"Her darkly soulful take on the sound of female country masters like Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn is a dreamy intoxicated trip that sometimes drifts into Mazzy Star or Cowboy Junkies territory, but does very much capture the essence of classic country soul in its purist form." - Pancakes and Whiskey


“Swift has created a dreamy intoxicated world where the heavy-lidded noir crawl of bands like Mazzy Star and Spain co-exist with late-night honky tonk bars, tear-stained sheets and flickering neon signs.” – Chris Familton, Post To Wire

“Too quiet, too slow, too tender and too far from the middle of the road? Yeah, probably. Like any of those are bad things.” – Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald