Fizzi presents
Rachael Dadd (Piano & AV Show)
plus support from
Albatross Archive
Emma Gatrill
Sunday 11th September 2016
The Castle Emporium, Cardiff
18+ / 7:00pm / £6adv
Tickets available from:
Spillers Records

“Late contender for the best of the year lists… brilliantly unusual, unexpected tracks, you never know what she’s going to do next.” Lauren Laverne
Bold Bristish art-folk songstress Rachael Dadd tours latest album ‘We Resonate’ with brand new live animation this summer.
Well established in the world of alternative folk after touring extensively throughout the EU, UK and Australia and Japan, performing at Glastonbury, End of the Road, Green Man and endless more events. Her delicate yet powerful voice has been put to record three times now and received support on the airwaves from Radio 1, Radio 2, Xfm, 6 Music, France Musique as well as publications Uncut, Line of Best Fit and Fruk.
The whimsical songwriter Rachael Dadd has just released her strongest and most impacting body of work into the public sphere and is available to stream HERE. Two years in the making ‘We Resonate’ out on Talitres (UK/EU) and Sweetdreams Press (Japan), is an uplifting celebration of life, that takes one on a journey of feelings, reflection and simultaneously gargantuan joy. This record is also by far her most collaborative. It sees Rachael joined by Laura Marling’s sideman Marcus Hamblett, Japanese multi-instrumentalist Ichi, as well as memebrs of Alessi’s Ark, Rozi Plain, This is the Kit, Sons of Noel and Woodpecker Wooliams.
Rachael’s live show will be accompanied by an animated video created by visual artist, Emerging Excellence Award winner and sibling Betsy Dadd which is available as a teaser: HERE

More info and videos: HERE

“Bold art folk… accomplished fusion of words, acoustic strumming and wild percussive textures.” Uncut

Albatross Archive is an eclectic duo of keys and drums based in Cardiff. Originally based around pianist/vocalist Richard Jackson’s solo material, their sound continues to evolve, with jazz percussion and live electronics complimenting subtly dramatic songwriting. Their songs are centered around themes of self-acceptance, personal struggles, and emotional release through introspection.

Known for their technically demanding live shows, typically accompanied by live animated visuals, they have supported the likes of Manu Delago, Gulp and Cymbals. Their most recent release ‘Ribcage’, which was funded through winning The Big Gig 2014, was described by Pure Magazine in their four-star review as “ richly entertaining, immersive and evocative”, “laced with hints of jazz, soul, and a little synth-pop”.

Emma is an unstoppable and multi-instrumental collaborator. As well as being a full time musician with the multi-tentacled psych-folk behemoth Sons of Noel and Adrian and getting crowds dancing to the rowdy stamp-along anthems of The Mariner’s Children, she has found time to lend her voice, clarinet or accordion skills to everyone from Laura Marling to Broken Social Scene.

No wonder then that it has taken her so long to get round to concentrate on her own music. Chapter I showcases poignant songs based around her latest acquisition – the harp. Subtly accompanied by various members of Brighton’s Willkommen Collective, her intricate harp playing and powerful vocals soars above her classic songwriting, which owes a debt to Bjork and Joni Mitchell as well as her friends and co-conspirators Rachael Dadd and Alessi’s Ark.

With her debut shows under her belt – a standout performance at the prestigious Willkommen Foxtrot festival, supporting Rachael Dadd on her recent European tour and now Sons of Noel and Adrian UK Tour, Emma is finally ready to give the world her own music. And it is completely worth the wait.

Her debut album, Chapter I is out now.


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