BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke

Psychic Twin

Sun, June 26, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Ladyhawke
Ladyhawke
It's been five years since Ladyhawke's more aurally angular follow-up, 'Anxiety', which yielded the stand-out, synch-friendly single, 'Blue Eyes.' Like its predecessor, the album charted in the U.K.'s Top 40 and in Australia's and New Zealand's Top 20, respectively. Her first album's joyous, '80s-electrified breakout singles, 'Paris Is Burning' and 'My Delirium,' made an impact Stateside as well, sound-tracking Ugly Betty, CSI: Miami, Top Gear, and other shows. 'My Delirium' like wise vaulted up New Zealand's and Australia's Top 10 singles chart, going platinum in Australia and hit No. 33 in the U.K.
"People wonder why there's always a massive gap between my albums," says Brown, "The reason is both complicated and easy. The simple explanation: I've never released anything I'm not proud of. That's important to me. I wanted this album to reflect the frame of mind I was in when creating it. I tried very hard to change my life for the better, and to create a positive and bright environment to exist in. This album really is a reflection of the headspace I found myself in after achieving this. Colourful is one word in particular that springs to mind."
Brown's conviction to authenticity led her on this third album journey, which started back in 2013. She scrapped a full album's worth of material before taking around a year to craft the blissed-out 'Wild Things' with producer Tommy English (Børns, Tiësto, Dark Waves), whom she met through her L.A. neighbor, tattoo artist/musician Kat Von D.
"I think I went even more synthy and poppy this time around," Brown says of the buoyant 'Wild Things.' "I feel good for the first time in 10 years. I have a clear mind! I have a wife. I feel stable. That is what I'm celebrating."
Psychic Twin
Two and a half years ago, Erin Fein began to pen a series of songs that would become the music of Psychic Twin. These songs emerged as intensely personal, nervously rhythmic, and indebted to the ‘80s new-wave of her youth. While recording by herself, doubling her vocals and singing ghostly counter-melodies, she was overcome with the surreal but persistent feeling that she was writing and recording with her twin. “In an ideal situation,” she says, “there would have been two of me singing and playing the music.”

Fein’s new material joins propulsive electronica and shimmering synth-rock atmosphere. Lush synthesizer washes and incisive keyboard lines fade in and out over subtly persistent beats that begin simply, but reveal their complexity as songs take shape. The music is anchored by the bright melodicism inherent in Fein’s songwriting, as verses and choruses shift and expand over the course of a song. Psychic Twin makes pop music that is romantic and mysterious; infused with an ineffable longing for escape, for the unattainable, like the impossible desire to make music with one’s own double.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com