I’m excited to announce i’ll be playing a show to mark 25 years since Massive attack’s album Blue Lines was released. I’ll be collaborating with Jilk as part of a one off performance where we will reimagine four of the tracks from the album, at Bristol’s independent cinema The Cube. More info below..
BBC Introducing in the West presents a night of music, spoken word and film, celebrating the influence of Massive Attack’s seminal album Blue Lines on the culture of modern Bristol. Featuring new local musicians Andy Oliveri, Jilk, Kayla Painter and ThisisDA as well as spoken word artists Sally Jenkinson, Stephanie Kempson and Vanessa Kisuule, the gig will take place the night before Massive Attack’s live return to the city. There will also be an exclusive showing of a BBC documentary on the making of Blue Lines. Oh, and Sam Bonham and Richard Pitt from BBC Introducing in the West will be broadcasting the whole thing!
It is AMAZING to finally share this with everyone as I found out in January that i’d be playing Glastonbury Festival.
I am particularly excited to play this festival, not because of Adele.., or because of it being full of lots and lots of people, but mainly because when I told my Dad he stopped dead on the phone and when completely quiet, and when I told my mum she shrieked so much I think my earpiece in my phone broke.
Glastonbury is a great festival, one of many great festivals, but it is the only one that spanned generations and countries enough for my Grandma to be congratulating me, knowing the importance of it, as well as my relatives in Australia. and for that experience, I am really really grateful. All of the hard work my family have put into supporting what I do, and I’ve finally been able to turn around and say, i’m doing something which you can understand the cultural significance of. It’s a really bloody nice feeling.
My new release ‘efa’ has been given song of the day over on The Line of Best Fit.
Check out the amazing video from James Sampson below:
We had a great time bringing the AV show to Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach.
Fantastic night, and a lovely write up from the Monitors blog here.
Full write up here:
Avallaunius – Kayla Painter and Accü release a collaborative track today via Turnstile Music.
buy the song here.