Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Woodpecker Wooliams Album Launch @ Vortex, 7th September 2012, 8pm.

"Brighton's Gemma Williams enchanting solo masterpieces are laced with lo-fi murder folk and droning harps" - David Newbury / The Independent

"Assuming various personas to deliver her astonishingly dark, heartfelt, and resoundingly odd compositions, [Woodpecker  Wooliams] leaves much of the crowd crammed into the indoor, intimate second stage in stunned silence. You can guarantee you’ve never seen anything quite like it.” Subbacultcha

Folie a Deux & Robot Elephant Records are very excited to announce the album launch of Brighton's Woodpecker Wooliams at the Vortex in Dalston on 7th September. With support from Bronze Medallists and very special guests. There will also be DJ sets from Robot Elephant Records founders.

A resident of Brighton, a keeper of bees, all round naturophile and lover of Russian Dolls Woodpecker Wooliams aka Gemma Williams originally comprised of vocals and harp, the odd bell, chime and whistle has now more recently begun to encompass an altogether fuller, electronic, droney sound. With an unnerving sweet tremolo voice comparable to Joanna Newsom, live she is bold and fearless and delivers an alluring, understatedly dramatic set.

Her new single 'Sparrow' is currently getting daily plays on 6Music including from Steve Lamaq and Tom Raventscroft, you can check out the video premiered on The Line of Best Fit here. She will also appear on Uncuts CD cover for it's September issue.

What an extroadinary life Gemma has had! From being initiated onto a Shamanistic path when she was 20 years old, to delivering babies as an auxiliary maternity nurse, to living in Devon after recovering from a severe illness. It is these life experiences that led to the creation of Woodpecker Wooliams. Delving into beautiful and mesmerising folk she then found herself moving towards exploring “mental, horrible, distorted noise”, in an almost compulsive effort to bring some balance to her music. As a result she has now created something genuinely unique and awe inspiring.

Robot Elephant Records - an electronic label - will be releasing her debut album 'The Bird School of Being Human' on the 10th of September.

We look forward to celebrating with you on the 7th September at the Vortex!

Tickets are £5.50 and you can them here
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