Get In Her Ears @ Notting Hill Arts Club w/ ANNAVR 22.06.19

The sun was shining bright yesterday, but that didn’t deter us from venturing in to the basement of Notting Hill Arts Club to uncover the hypnotic electronica of three very different artists: ANNAVR, Zoey Lily & Death Hags.

The task of opening the night fell to LA based artist Death Hags, who delivered her dark, opulent, sci-fi inspired sounds beneath flickering stage lights. Her understated but confident delivery meant the obscurities of tracks such as ‘Oublie Moi’ and ‘Electrochemical Communication’ could be fully appreciated by listeners as she performed her one woman show.

Zoey Lily took to the stage next to perform her melancholy pop sounds. The London-based newcomer charmed listeners with her soft, elegant vocals and impressed them with renditions of her singles ‘I Wish I Had A Heart’ and ‘Hate You’. She looked especially pleased when the crowd participated in singing along to one of her tracks too.

Headlining the night and performing for her first time in London, Berlin-based producer ANNAVR melted us with her luscious electronic soundscapes. Originally a classically trained pianist, ANNAVR’s skills have transcend the pop barrier and have blossomed in to a mix of uplifting and distracting sounds. Between songs she spoke about how she relied on music whilst growing up in Berlin to express herself and to take her to new places, and we were proud to give her a platform to share her sounds and her stories.

Huge thanks to the bands, sound engineer and the staff at Notting Hill Arts Club for your help. Keep your eyes peeled for more gig announcements from us soon!

Follow the bands on Facebook for more updates: ANNAVR, Zoey LilyDeath Hags.

Kate Crudgington

Get In Her Ears w/ ARXX, 20.06.19

Kate, Mari & Tash were back in the studio this week with plenty of fresh new music from the likes of ANNAVR, Friedberg, Personal Best, Scrounge, CRONICLE & Witching Waves.

Hannah & Clara from ARXX joined them for an exclusive live acoustic session and a chat about their upcoming festival appearances.

Listen back:

LISTEN: A N N A V R – ‘Under The Sand’

Elegant and intricate, Berlin based avant-pop artist ANNAVR has shared her new single ‘Under The Sand’. The track is taken from her debut EP I: Hallucination, which is the first of a 3-part EP trilogy the artist is planning – II: Vibration and III: Salvation – which are due to be released later this year.

Recorded in both Berlin and London, I: Hallucination is ANNAVR’s musical exploration of past romance in a futuristic musical context. “The title is an acknowledgement for a state that describes somewhere between the biggest possible relief, and the most terrible unfulfilled longing,” ANNAVR explains. “I don’t mean it in any way associated to drugs. It’s more like I am so open to things, my senses are so overwhelmingly awake, that most of the time I can feel like a battery that is overcharged.”

Praised by Lauren Laverne, Don Letts, The Fader, i-D Magazine and Interview Magazine, it’s easy to see why tracks like ‘Under The Sand’ are seeping in to a variety of musical consciences.

Listen to the lo-fi, piano-led tune below and follow ANNAVR on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington