Get In Her Ears w/ BISHI 22.10.20

Tash was back in the Hoxton Radio studio this week playing the GIHE grrrls favourite new tunes from women & non-binary artists.

Kate & Tash also caught up with multi-talented artist BISHI via Zoom to talk about her recent single ‘Don’t Shoot The Messenger’, striking up a friendship with renowned producer Tony Visconti and how she’s been staying creative during the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.

Listen back:

Tracklist
Ma Rainey – Prove It On Me Blue
Denai Moore – Too Close
Thigh High – Go Slow
Soho Rezanejad – Half The Shore
Spill Tab – Santé
Madame So – Black Is Beautiful
M(h)aol – Laundries
Bell Cobain & Lex Amor – At The Bay
ENNY – For South
Nuala – Cry Fucking Loud
Marine Store Dealer – Frame
Radical Kitten – Wrong
Total Rubbish – What’s Your Damage
KUČKA – Ascension
Boarder – Strangers
Liza Aikin – Enclave
anrimeal – I Am Not
Beckie Margaret – Divine Feminine
HMS Morris – Party Pooper
BISHI – Don’t Shoot The Messenger
**BISHI – INTERVIEW**
All Things Blue – Legend Of Chav
MIRI – Breathe
Lizzie Reid – Seamless
Chloe Rodgers – Faces
EFÉ – Garden
Sans Soucis – Air
Alice Coltrane

LISTEN: BISHI – ‘Don’t Shoot The Messenger’

A sweeping, distinctive soundscape that explores creative rebirth, multi-talented artist BISHI has shared her latest single ‘Don’t Shoot The Messenger’. Produced at Visconti Studio by Tony Visconti (David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Sparks), the London-based songwriter blends classical instrumentation with contemporary musical elements to form a wonderfully avant-garde, electro-acoustic new tune.

As the founder of WITCiH, a creative hub for women interested in new technologies, it’s no surprise that BISHI has used a revolutionary technology on this latest offering. She used the technique of midi-mapping her Sitar to Ableton Push, helping to keep the divine twang of the instrument at the heart of the single. Her soaring vocals drift beautifully alongside the plucked strings, as she sings of new beginnings and departing old creative worlds.

Alongside the single, BISHI has shared remixes of the track from Hinako Omori (Ed O’Brien, Kae Tempest, Georgia), Richard Norris (The Grid, Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve) and Ben Corrigan (William Basinski, Jonsi & Alex, Robert Ames, Excuse the Mess). They reflect BISHI’s love and long-standing relationship with LGBTQ club spaces, from her early teens when she was adopted by Leigh Bowery’s band, Minty, and started DJing at clubs like Kashpoint and The Siren Suite.

BISHI will also be hosting a 7-part online experience to celebrate the single, including an intimate conversation tonight (16th October) with Tony Visconti via livestream. She will conduct a series of Instagram Live interviews with each of the remixers and other artists included on the release, so make sure you’re following BISHI on Instagram for more updates.

We’ll also be chatting to BISHI about her new single on our Hoxton Radio show next week, so make sure you tune in on Thursday 22nd October at 7pm!

Listen to ‘Don’t Shoot The Messenger’ below.

Follow BISHI on Spotify, Facebook & bandcamp for more updates.

Photo Credit: Frederic Aranda

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut