Friday, May 6th at 7:30pm
Bechdel is a bi-monthly event in Brighton UK focused on promoting female experimental/noise/spoken word/improv/free folk/free jazz/folk/Neo classical acts. We are very excited to bring you the inauguaral Bechdel event in cahoots with Cafe Noor, a wonderful new venue in Brighton where locals have already begun to have some excellent times. The theme of Bechdel #1 is the Word of Women with some amazing acts:
Lutine (Heather Minor, Emma Morton and Jon Griffin) are a folk band from Brighton that combine haunting vocal harmonies with delicate instrumentation on a mixture of original and traditional songs. Their music reflects a shared love of folk and modern classical music, distorted through a lens of traditional Indian and Chinese music and 60s/70s folk revival.
They released their debut album ‘White Flowers’ in 2014 (https://fandf.bandcamp.com/album/white-flowers) a remix album in 2016 (https://fandf.bandcamp.com/album/died-of-love) and are currently working on a new set of songs.
fRoots Magazine: “Lutine sound like genuine originals. As English as the cricket on the village green or the dead hand revealed by the plough, this is music to listen to by candlelight, with no distraction.”
folkradio.co.uk: “They occupy the shifting, elemental space of their songs – a space that is sometimes airy, sometimes watery – in a way that is both effortlessly minimal and somehow whole.”
Norman Records: Intimate songs rooted in deep folk tradition but given a contemporary lease of life by virtue of the beautifully spare and sympathetic arrangements that cradle these two electrifying, pitch-perfect voices.
White Flowers, by Lutine
10 track album
Lisa Jayne is an artist and performer, originator of the chaos-improv unit Ringlock and one half of Map 71.
At Bechdel Lisa will be performing mainly solo, but will be showing off with Rachel Cohen sometimes.
Eleanor makes sparse simple folk music with a baritone ukulele and an old casio keyboard. For many years she played in a twee pop band with her boyfriend but after they broke up she discovered some of the songs she felt like writing were sad and some were a little bit mean. She went with it and played her first solo gig in February 2016. She calls her songs 'nursery rhymes for the feeble hearted'
Verity Spott was born on the 15th July 2002 in Burnham Market. Verity won a Beale award to Cheltenham Ladies College in 2013. Verity is the current holder of the Edwina Hart singing prize and the Maurice Riordan poetic restraining order cup. Verity's strong subjects are Music and Literature, and she is comitted to combatting evil in all its forms, annihilating its roots and purging its contents. Her books include GIDEON (braque press) and BALCONETTE (veer books). Verity will shout about and perform some of her new book.
Plus records spun by the Plum.
Entry by donation (suggested £4), all proceeds to the acts.