Monday 16 February 2015, 8pm
British polymath Joanne Robertson presents the release of her second LP, Black Moon Days – out now on Feeding Tube Records. The release follows her recent touring and recording with Dean Blunt.
”The songs on Black Moon largely proceed from the avant-volk tradition Joanne first explored on The Lighter. One can hear shards of Sibylle Baier’s deepest darkness in these acoustic moments. But there’s also electric material that is rougher, and more indicative of the wandering approach Joanne takes to rockist songwriting — open form, open chord squalls of quiet brutality leavened by sweet vocals and lulling cadences. Her poetry, painting and music all have the same binary quality — they pour sugar directly onto raw wounds in a way that is healing and transformative. Alchemical, I guess.
Not easy to shorthand, Joanne Roberston’s Black Moon Days is one of the great albums of the new year. Give yourself a treat and check it out.” – Byron Coley