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The Sunflower Lounge
76 Smallbrook Queensway, B5 4EG Birmingham, United Kingdom
Birmingham Promoters present:
VÖK + TUSKS + RAI KAH MERCURY
£7adv • Ages 16+
Reykjavík electronic dream-pop band described as “channelling the Beach soundtrack via 1980s synth pop and the modern sexiness of The Knife”
Dissolve, the debut album from rising London Tusks is appropriately named: the sort of record you can’t help but melt away into, disappearing into its mist of feather-soft vocals and soundscapey guitar climaxes and coming back cleansed. After making a name for herself with 2014 EP Ink, which clocked up over two million streams on Spotify and grabbed the attention of Lauren Laverne, Annie Mac, the Line of Best Fit and many more, the challenge here was to delve deeper into the storm of emotions around her than before. “I’ve definitely written some very raw and personal lyrics on this album, whereas before they’ve been subtle and hidden.” There’s no hiding Tusks’ talent on Dissolve, on which one of Britain’s most exciting new indie voices hits a thrilling new stride.
— Plus support from Rai Kah Mercury
Rai Kah Mercury displays subtlety and intensity often in one song. Influences can be traced through Free, Crazy Horse, Joy Division to Radiohead, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.