Lucy Roleff 'This Paradise' Launch with Krakatau, Mallee Songs & James Tom (DJ)
Tickets $10+BF/$15 on the door. Doors 8PM
Recalling the sublime fingerpicked purity of folk singers-past such as Bridget St John and Linda Perhacs, estimable Melbourne folk artist Lucy Roleff launches her debut album This Paradise at The Gasometer on Thursday, July 28.
Released on Melbourne label Lost And Lonesome, This Paradise was recorded with Tony Dupé (Holly Throsby, Grand Salvo) at his home studio in a hundred year-old church in South Gippsland; Tony and his partner Claire Deak adding some subtle strings, bowed glockenspiel, pump organ and cymbal washes to Lucy’s deft nylon string, harp and woodwind compositions.
The first single from the album 'Aspen' has been gathering praise from reliable sources — Happy called the track an icy, crystallised piece of chamber folk; delicate and piercing as a stalactite”, while Scottish blog 17 Seconds suggested “Comparisons could be drawn with the likes of Joanna Newsom, Nick Drake and Cowboy Junkies’ Margo Timmins”, adding “This is one of the best things I have heard this year”
Lucy will be joined by special guests Krakatau, Mallee Songs and James Tom.