Emma Ruth Rundle will be back to EU and UK in 2022. Tickets are on sale now: emmaruthrundle.com
EU/UK TOUR 2022:
05/02 Dampierre FR - Le Temple Dampierre Les Bois
06/02 Ghent BE - Minard Schouwburg
08/02 London UK - Clapham Grand
09/02 Manchester UK - Stoller Hall
10/02 Bath UK - Komedia
12/02 Bruxelles BE - Botanique Museum
13/02 Paris FR - Théatre L’Européen
14/02 Lille FR - Église Saint Étienne
15/02 Rennes FR - Antipode
18/02 Nijmegen NL - Stevenskerk
19/02 Bochum DE - Christuskirche
20/02 Hamburg DE - Nachtasyl
22/02 Berlin DE - Heimathafen
23/02 Leipzig DE - UT Connewitz
25/02 Porto PT Casa Da Música
26/02 Lisboa PT - Culturgest
Emma Ruth Rundle’s latest single “Blooms of Oblivion” intimately reflects on an experience that was too big for her as a child -- “Down at the methadone clinic we waited / hoping to take home your cure / The curdling cowards, the crackle of china / you say that it’s making you pure” she sings. For anyone that’s endured trauma and grief, there’s a beautiful solace in hearing Rundle articulate and humanise that particular type of pain not only with her words, but with her unique mysterious language of melody and timbre. Her forthcoming album, Engine of Hellcaptures a moment where a masterful songwriter strips away all flourishes and embellishments in order to make every note and word hit with maximum impact, leaving little to hide behind.
Today’s soft spoken guitar ballad “Blooms of Oblivion” comes alongside a vivid and compelling new video which she co-directed with John Bradburn. She explains, “In the video I use an oversized coat to represent an oversized and burdening experience for the little girl. The feeling of being free falling in chaos. Having no control over your circumstances. The song and video describe the feelings I had as a little girl and how that’s shaped who I have become - negotiating with my past and waking to the woman I strive to become through self-love, self parenting and forgiveness and the transformation that it can bring.”
Brian Cook talked with Cvlt Nation about his new project Torment&Glory and the new album 'We Let a Note with an Apology' released via Sargent House on August 27, 2021.
The past year has delivered some truly incredible works of art, with a potent mix of uncertainty, strife and isolation combining to bring out some of the most introspective and daring albums of the new millennium, but few can truly compare with the naked honesty of Engine Of Hell, the new full-length from singer-songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle. It’s a genuinely uncomfortable listen, eight songs of soul-searching and outpourings of unfiltered despair, so it was with some trepidation that David Bowes caught up with Rundle to discuss her year, her voice and her craft.
Ashley Rose Couture’s show at Peabody Essex Museum is sold-out but we can all watch the Free livestream on October 8th at 7pm ET /4 PT.
Ashley Rose Couture will debut her entire collection with an original score written for this show by Chelsea Wolfe and Ben Chisholm.
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Legendary Tacoma, Washington mathcore/hardcore/metal band Botch have announced they’ve signed with Los Angeles label/management company Sargent House, home to artists like Deafheaven, Chelsea Wolfe, Russian Circles, Emma Ruth Rundle, Lingua Ignota, The Armed among others. Bassist Brian Cook, guitarist Dave Knudson, drummer Tim Latona and vocalist Dave Verellen formed Botch in 1993, becoming one of the most ground-breaking and influential bands during a pivotal shift in heavy music before splitting in 2002. Their split made way for members to form and or to play in other highly notable and influential bands including Minus the Bear, These Arms Are Snakes, Narrows, SUMAC and current Sargent House bands Russian Circles and Torment & Glory..
In conjunction with the signing, Botch have re-released their entire digital catalog, including two studio albums (We Are the Romans, American Nervoso), an EP (An Anthology of Dead Ends), live album (061502), and a compilation album (Unifying Themes Redux). More news from Botch including vinyl re-issues to come in 2022.
The band notes:
“We're continuously humbled by the ongoing interest in our band despite the fact that we've been broken up for nearly two decades. With the folding of Hydra Head Records in 2020, we were presented with the dilemma of figuring out how to keep the catalog available to both newly initiated and longtime fans. We were lucky to have the support of Sargent House, who are helping keep Botch's legacy alive by administering the digital catalog, curating the band's archive of photos and paraphernalia, and getting our records in the ridiculously long queues of vinyl pressing plants. We're happy to be part of the Sargent House family, excited to have our music back up online, and looking forward to exciting things in 2022.”
Complete discography: https://linktr.ee/botchband
Chelsea Wolfe shares the story of the artists that have shaped her, from Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks through to some of the darkest and most abrasive music out there. She also discusses cinematic tragic love stories, her theories on what happens beyond this world, her relationship with the occult and esoteric, and lots more.
Emma Ruth Rundle is the cover story of New Noise n.59.
All the info: https://www.noisemag.net/new-noise-59-en-kiosque-le-20-octobre/
THE ARMED RELEASE FIRST OFFICIAL VIDEO FROM ULTRAPOP: LIVE AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE. WATCH THE PERFORMANCE OF “WHERE MAN KNOWS WANT”
In anticipation of their debut feature film — ULTRAPOP: Live At The Masonic Temple — due in October, The Armed have released an excerpt performance for “Where Man Know Want,” a feature track taken from their most recent album, ULTRAPOP. Filmed in the Tudor Room on the third floor of the Temple — the setting features beautiful chandeliers, incredible woodwork and meticulous hand craftsmanship — all of which is nearly impossible to see, as seven members of The Armed converge on a light-up floor amidst dense fog and a pulsating light show. The band evokes Tin Machine or early 90’s Lou Reed via matching steel Steinberger guitars and vintage Simmons drums and the performance concludes in such hysterics that viewers will instinctively want to stand near the back of the room.
Directed by Tony Wolski and presented by Sargent House ULTRAPOP: Live At The Masonic Temple the film is Part “Lemonade,” part “Live at Pompeii” and fully infused with a sense of Lynchian dread. Live performance and story-driven narrative melt seamlessly into one another, as the film confronts themes of identity, information warfare, the commoditization of artistic product, and commodification of the artist. The film also definitively shines a light on The Armed’s often-mysterious, collaborative structure—revealing an ever-changing lineup over the course of its runtime. The project is a stunningly-filmed cinematic document of live performances taking place within the opulent chapels, imposing asylum rooms, full-size indoor handball courts, halls (and more) of the mysterious Masonic Temple of Detroit; a 550,000 square foot fortress in the heart of the city.
Digital screenings will start 10/15, with a special in-person screening event happening the same day at Detroit’s El Club. Check here for full screening schedule.
Pre-Order ULTRAPOP: LIVE AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE Limited Vinyl: https://www.hellomerch.com/collections/the-armed