Aiken Promotions presents
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Tickets €13 inclusive of booking fee charges – on sale now
Half Waif began in 2012 as a vehicle for the thoughts, stories and songs of Nandi Rose Plunkett.
Since then, alongside bandmates Adan Carlo and Zack Levine, Half Waif has created a powerful sound that’s designed to be both immediate and experimental — song structures that shift and interlock underneath swells of synth, surges of percussion and undulating melodies upon which ride waves of intricate vocals. Half Waif, will play a headline show in Whelans, 28th September 2018.
Lyrically, Half Waif traverses complex emotional landscapes. Influenced by Nandi’s Williamstown, Massachusetts, upbringing as the daughter of an Indian refugee mother and an American father of Irish/Swiss descent, Half Waif’s songs are forever searching to understand what it means to be truly “home.”
In the span of three years, Half Waif has self-released two EPs and two albums, with 2016’s Probable Depths garnering the attention of the worldwide music media, including NPR singling out the track ‘Turn Me Around’ and Pitchfork awarding it their coveted Best New Track distinction.
In 2017, Half Waif joined the Cascine family to release their widely acclaimed form/a EP – a collection of mood-driven songs that expand on the project’s exploration of place-making. That same year, Cascine reissued Probable Depths, giving the album its first ever vinyl pressing. Half Waif spent the bulk of the year on near-constant tour supporting Julien Baker, Iron & Wine, Mitski and Land of Talk, while also headlining runs in America and Europe.
Lavender was released in April 2018, opening a new era for the project, this album expands upon themes of travel and leaving home to include connections Nandi forged with the women in her family.
About Lavender, Nandi shared:
“Lavender is so named for my grandmother Asha – a nod to the lavender she would pluck from her garden and boil in a pot on the stove. The first time I noticed her doing this, it struck me as a kind of magic: the small black cauldron bubbling with a piece of the earth. She did it to make the house smell good. I believe it was also a ritual of purification, clearing out any shadows that may have tried to creep into the old English home she’d lived in, alone, for fifty years”.
€13 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard 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