St Vincent had pretty much slipped under my radar until I caught the video on youtube for her collaboration with David Byrne – the single “Why” which lead me to listen to their album “Love this Giant”, and then started listening to her solo material.
MASSEDUCATION, her current and fifth album is a musical treat from start to finish and lead single Los Ageless one of the best singles of last year IMHO.
One of the most innovative and enigmatic presences in modern music, St. Vincent aka Annie Clark has confirmed three new UK headline shows in Edinburgh, Leeds and Cambridge, adding to an itinerary that includes a previously announced festival appearance at End of the Road on 31 August and All Points East in Victoria Park, London on 3rd June.
In addition to being one of the most compelling live performers of a generation, St. Vincent has released five albums to critical acclaim, including 2014’s Best Alternative Album Grammy winning St. Vincent and, most recently, last year’s MASSEDUCTION.
As with its predecessors, MASSEDUCTION has earned an ecstatic reception from critics and fans alike. Debuting at #6 in the UK, MASSEDUCTION was named the #1 album of 2017 by The Guardian, who noted “Annie Clark makes a rock-star power play by embracing thrilling glam traditions while producing something strange, new and unequivocally moving.” Upon its release, the album was hailed by Uncut as “a bravura fusion of dense-art metal/pop and strutting baroque disco,” while Q opined “Each St. Vincent album has outclassed the one before, and her fifth is no exception.”
You can catch St Vincent at:
26TH AUGUST, EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE
28TH AUGUST, LEEDS O2 ACADEMY – ticketmaster.co.uk
29TH AUGUST, CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE – http://found.ee/STVCUK
31ST AUGUST, END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL (HEADLINE)
More info on the St Vincent Website here:
Photo by Nedda Afsari