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Josephine Sillars

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Mare Music

Sat 14 Sep 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Venue

Old Lab
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH9 1PLUnited Kingdom
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Phone
0131 560 1580
Age Group: 16+
Duration: 3h

Hailing from the Scottish Highlands, but currently based in Leeds/Glasgow, Josephine Sillars is a pop musician inspired by art-pop and trip-hop, drawing comparisons to Fiona Apple and Bjork. Her 2021 single “Enemy” was selected as Track of the Week for BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire and as 71 out of 100 Top Tunes in Scotland 2021 (The Herald). She released her debut vinyl “Spend Time Wasting” via Leeds label Come Play With Me in November 2022, a 7″ split with Fuzz Lightyear. “Spend Time Wasting” was featured as a Track of the Week for God Is In the TV, and described as “dreamy and immersive” by Tenement TV with features in DORK, Lock Magazine and the UK Official Charts.

From March – June 2023, Josephine was the Artist in Residence at Vinyl Whistle, Leeds, curating nights showcasing alt-pop music from Yorkshire called POP TRASH, and released two new singles,  with single “Slow” described as “A heady mix of influences such as hyperpop and 90s pop […] with rippling synths, hazy guitars and layers of pop influence, the vibrant instrumentation contrasts its self-reflective lyrical content.” (Tenement TV).  In October 2023 Josephine released a collaborative EP with electro-folk act Loughlin, titled “Someone Else’s Break Up“, following one of their demos receiving over half a million views on TikTok.

In her only Scottish headline this year, this show will be the first look at her debut album.

Supporting Josephine Sillars is Karys. Karys is a melancholy pop singer-songwriter from Edinburgh, Scotland. Her music aims to allow people feel all their big, sad messy feelings. “When people listen to my music I want it to feel like that moment when someone opens up to you and you suddenly realise “maybe I’m not insane because this person has also experienced this!”

Karys combines her love of all things pop and her passion for the Gaelic music she sang growing up.When asked to define her sound she explains, “It’s Melancholic pop — I melt together elements of ethereal avant-pop, hyper-pop, trip-hop & trance to create a sound that is equal parts haunting and euphoric. I strive to create songs that wouldn’t be out of place in an A24 remake of The Craft.”

Image credit – Elle Sirs

"A heady mix of influences such as hyperpop and 90s pop […] with rippling synths, hazy guitars and layers of pop influence, the vibrant instrumentation contrasts its self-reflective lyrical content"Tenement TV
"The whimsical Highlands musician now based in Leeds produced a captivatingly ethereal 4m 39s from the Desperate Characters EP that is a heady, experimental collision of trip hop moods, Asian influences and indie"The Herald

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