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Esben & The Witch / Heliotropes
April 14, 2013 @ 8:00 pm| $9 / $11 in The Showroom
Esben and the Witch
Esben and the Witch are a three piece indie rock band from Brighton, England. The band members are Rachel Davies, Daniel Copeman and Thomas Fisher. According to Songfacts, the trio named themselves after a Danish fairytale.
Since forming in Brighton in 2008, Esben and the Witch have forged a sound that springs forth from minds soaked in influences far and beyond any standard set of musical touchstones. Nature and literature, art and science, history and the unknown – the trio eschews the everyday for inspiration drawn from sources weird and wonderful.
Mentioned by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of 20 Must-See Acts at SXSW. Heliotropes hail from Brooklyn, NY. With a sound described as “doomy pop” – containing elements of shoegaze, goth and classic psych metal – Heliotropes blend influences from Spacemen 3, Spiritualized, Black Sabbath and My Bloody Valentine. The guitar riffs are murky, the drums are bludgeoning, and the shrills of the violin are haunting. But it is California native Jessica Numsuwankijkul’s detached, wistful vocals – which bring to mind Richard Ashcroft meets Mazzy Star – that turn spacey dissonance into beautiful hypnotic rock.
In the Showroom
Doors @ 7:00 PM
Show @ 8:00 PM
Drop by Motorco to buy advance tickets and save the service charge!