MCD Proudly presents
ALICE PHOEBE LOU
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Alice Phoebe Lou grew up on a mountainside in South Africa, attending a local Waldorf school that cultivated her innate love of music and the arts. She made her first visit to Europe at 16, a life-changing journey that first saw her taking her songs to the streets. Lou returned home to finish school but as soon as she was able made her way back to Europe, specifically Berlin. Armed with just her guitar, a small amp, a passel of distinctive original songs, and an utterly intoxicating voice and charm, she soon built a devoted fan following, not just in Berlin but around the world as tourists and passers-by from faraway places were so captivated by her music that they began sharing it amongst friends and social media.
Hailed by Consequence of Sound for her “atmospheric vocal delivery…jazzy indie rock arrangements…(and) experimental, avant-garde textures,” Alice Phoebe Lou truly touches celestial heights with her frankly astonishing new album, PAPER CASTLES. The South Africa-based artist’s second full length recording is a breathtaking song cycle of romance and struggle, solitude and adventure, told through a free-spirited blend of electronic soul and psychedelic folk that highlight her honeyed vocals whilst revealing a limitless approach to musicality and craft. Songs like “Galaxies” and the potent first single, “Something Holy,” are like snapshots of small intimacies, brief encounters, and moments that matter, all reverberating with authenticity, resourcefulness, and passion. As unflinching and adventurous as it is heartfelt and inspirational, PAPER CASTLES begins the next chapter in Alice Phoebe Lou’s increasingly remarkable body of work.
PAPER CASTLES proves a strikingly dynamic work, rich with both whispers of nostalgia and an unstoppable sense of forward motion. Songs like “Something Holy” and the plaintive title track see Lou embracing her choice to lead an unconventional life with all its many surprising twists and turns, gaining experience through adversity and finding strength in vulnerability.
A truly global artist who simply can’t stay put, physically or creatively, Lou is now eager to return to the road, ready to introduce fans old and new to the songs of PAPER CASTLES.
Alice Phoebe Lou will play Whelan’s on Friday October 11th with tickets from €15 on sale Friday 5th July from 10am.
TICKETS – SOLD OUT
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos