Fri 15 September 2017 // 19:30
Tickets: £7 adv
Following on from their EP In Need Of Tess, Jilk are excited to release their album Joy In The End with Project Mooncircle. Their most fully realised and beautiful set of compositions yet. Through an apocalyptic narrative, the album explores themes of hope found in desolation and the eventual and inevitable cyclical return of loss and joy. An album for the current worrying times as well as the personal joys that can combat those worries.
This is Jilk’s most collaborative effort yet as a collective. The influences and styles are eclectic; strings, guitars, synths, brass, voice, percussion, noise, concrète and glitch meet to create an overwhelmingly alluring set of compositions. Delicate electronic textures frame neo-classical arrangements while heart wrenching vocals and guttural bass lines drive the album forward through 11 tracks of folktronic, drone based walls of sound.
In the words of Elie Wiesel “Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.”
Joy In The End comes out worldwide on limited handmade postcards (including download code) & digital.
Mesadorm consists of singer/songwriter Blythe Pepino, producer/guitarist Aaron Zahl, Jo Silverstone on Cello, David Johnston on Bass and Myself on Drums/percussions and electronics. Between us we have and are presently working with artists such as Goldfrapp, Rae Morris, John Metcalfe, BETSY, MIKA, The Magnetic North, The Unthanks, The Red Clay Halo, Frank Turner, Zun Zun Egui and CHAIRFIGHT.
Blythe Pepino recently parted ways with the band Vaults after a 3 year stint signed to Virgin Records. Although the project ended amicably she struggled to feel at home in the realm of popular music and never lost her passion for the strange and left-field. Gratefully she returns to the world of arthouse music armed with an album brimming with psychedelic ideas and philosophical observations.