“Kristin Hersh’s tough, instinctive wail, has been one of the greatest sounds in American underground rock for decades.” Stereogum
Influential songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kristin Hersh, leader of the indie rock band Throwing Muses and the noise rock power trio 50 Foot Wave returns to South Street Arts Centre.
Kristin’s new album ‘Clear Pond Road’ is a cinematic road trip; a series of personal vignettes from a fiercely independent auteur, sitting plush with layers of all-consuming strings and mellotron. It’s a watershed moment in a career overflowing with creative firsts and inspirational thinking; an elegant piece of personal reportage, a home movie caught in time.
Previously, the juxtaposition of light and dark has been essential to the drama of Throwing Muses and 50FOOTWAVE, but this solo set is something of a departure; more inward looking, quieter but outspoken, underpinned by background noise for ambience and awkwardness.
‘Clear Pond Road’ is a life-affirming statement, a further part of the jigsaw, a very personal memoir, from street signs to snapshots; a late blossoming and coming-of-age from a true icon of independence. The record is both intimate yet expansive, written largely within the confines of Hersh’s home, making the proceedings ever more personal.
“Few artists understand the intensity of living one’s art like Hersh”The Guardian
This is an opportunity to spend an intimate evening alongside one of the world’s most uniquely gifted songwriters.
This is a seated show.
Please note that Kristin has no support and will be playing both halves solo. Running times: doors 7.30pm; 8 - 8.45pm / interval / 9.15 - 10pm (no support)