- 19 Apr 19
Galway singer-songwriter Emma Lohan will perform her debut album Black Atlantic at The Black Gate Cultural Centre on Saturday, April 27
Stopping off in her native town of Galway during her European tour, Emma Lohan’s live performances incorporate music and visual art to create an immersive, interactive experience with multiple endings. Marta Barcikowska, a very talented visual artist, has created a series of stop motion videos set to the music of the album, making each event unique and specific to the venue.
Produced in Manawax Studios in East London and mastered by the pioneering UK dub producer/selector Nick Manasseh, Black Atlantic is a beautifully crafted exploration of childhood isolation and loneliness. The album is influenced by the sounds and rhythms of the Atlantic coasts of Ireland, West Africa and South America. Set to a backdrop of folk and ethno-pop, Lohan’s casual vocal delivery floats airily over nine songs filled with rich imagery, subtle emotions and moving moments.
Support on the night will be provided by the amazing Sive. A songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Sive has been dubbed ‘one of the most inspiring and exciting artists of our time’ by Female First UK. Combining haunting, multi-layered vocals with delicately woven musicality and an undeniable charm, Sive has carved a truly compelling style of alt-folk that is not afraid to differentiate from the norm. Her latest EP is made up of a beautifully organic collection that tackles the challenges of mental health head on and will be released on May 3.
This night is all about the love. Emma’s set will be supported by the very talented Dylan Murphy and Colm Bohan. Five friends who are also artists presenting their craft in The Black Gate Cultural Centre.
Black Atlantic is available to buy or stream from Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play and Roughtrade Records.