18:30-20:30, Monday 15th August 2022
Summer Sounds, Coal Drops Yard
Music & Words: Various
This show was part of the fifteenth Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival.
We Are The Monsters is a new celtic fusion project brought to you by members of Monster Ceilidh Band, Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening and The Shee.
This pioneering contemporary folk project sees traditional roots and electronic influences come together in innovative new ways. Though many have claimed to push new boundaries in folk, We Are The Monsters aim to be truly groundbreaking, experimenting with all the possibilities of electronic sound. The result is a crucible for smelting riffs, massive chord progressions, intense electronics, folk tunes and a wide variety of styles from simply some of the UK’s finest folk musicians.
This five-piece electro-folk line-up features some of the finest names in UK folk, including accordion star Amy Thatcher, violinist Grace Smith, octave mandolin player Kieran Szifris, drummer Joe Truswell and award-winning electronic experimentalist and bassist David de la Haye. Although they’ll still perform together in other line-ups, this new project sees the group gain confidence and creative freedom to boldly step out into previously unexplored territories. Their new EP, Mutated, was released in March 2022, and they can’t wait to share it with audiences up and down the country.
One thing’s for sure – We Are The Monsters will have you up on your feet all night, so get those dancing shoes on and get ready to let your hair down!
Age Rating: All ages.