Pear O'Legs Records Presents: AILSA + Thallo
Tuesday 4 December 2018, 8pm
£5 advance, £7 on the door
The Harrison, Kings Cross
This event took place on 4 December 2018
This is our last show at The Harrison for 2018, it’s gone too fast, but we’re ending it with a bang. Don’t miss this show.
Intricate melodies that weave over brooding basslines, Ailsa is creating an ethereal world that is rooted in folk with darker undertones. Inspired by choral music, folk and indie her sound is haunting, tender and powerful. Her lyrics are both honest and poetic, often exploring feminism and her experiences of being female in her writing. As a classical cellist Ailsa has an unusual approach to song writing and arranging; originally she performed using the cello to accompany her voice but has recently turned to the electric bass to explore a different tone. Ailsa has an all-female band which bring her song writing to life, from modal harmonies and driving rhythms to tender emotive melody lines.
Ailsa has been featured on BBC radio Wales many times, toured Italy, performed at festivals and venues throughout the country, including Greenman and Ronnie Scotts.
‘I can’t tell you how excited I got when I heard this… inexplicable transcendental excellence’ – Adam Walton (BBC Introducing Wales)
With songs in both Welsh and English, Thallo’s rich, expressive sound is carefully weaved between voice and instruments in intricate arrangements. Her songwriting entwines archaic Welsh folklore with personal, poetic lyrics. Her music tells captivating stories through beautiful melodies, succeeding in creating an entirely unique experience. Her debut EP ‘Nhw’ has been played on BBC Introducing Wales by Adam Walton, as well as BBC Radio Cymru by Huw Stephens, where a live recording of Thallo’s Eisteddfod festival set was recently featured.
“This has reduced me to a wet puddle of hyperbole…absolutely outstanding” - Adam Walton (BBC Introducing Wales)
_“These guys are amazing. I truly enjoyed their set” _- Huw Stephens (at Eisteddfod Festival)