On 31 October, Šiška will host young musician that’s currently in the most exciting period of her career. Alice Phoebe Lou, went from busking to millions of online streams and shows at some of the most famed festivals in the world. Her addictive voice, indie-jazzy playfulness and onstage charm also won over fans of Rodriguez and Crystal Fighters, and her excellent new album has media around the world predicting a steep ascent.
Born in South Africa, musician Alice Phoebe Lou started playing music as a child, but shaped her own music expression many years later in Berlin. The naturally gifted singer-songwriter’s tireless and fearless busking in the German capital’s parks, streets and subway stations soon established her as a city sensation. Crowds flocked to her street performances, which were soon followed by television appearances and club shows, bringing the musician’s delicate yet firm vocals, jazz-tinged indie rock arrangements and intriguing, bold textures to audiences around the world.
So far, the musician has released two full-length studio albums, her latest, Paper Castles, in March, when the acclaimed online medium Consequence of Sound also declared her the Artist of the Month. Her music videos and live sessions keep piling up millions of views, she has toured with acts such as Rodriguez and Crystal Fighters, played famed festivals such as SXSW in the USA and the Spanish Primavera Sound – the latter even included her mainstage show among the highlights of this year’s festival –, and her song “She” was shortlisted for an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. It’s clear that Alice Phoebe Lou is one of the most quickly rising young artists, and the chance to hear her in the intimacy of our Komuna Hall could be one of the last such opportunities. Don’t miss it!
Trained Austrian jazz singer Ines Kolleritsch is also active in bands – her project Lucid Kid released their new EP in March –, but she’ll perform solo in Šiška. In her own words, her solo set is an ode to the art of female singer-songwriters, placing her own individual jazz, soul and neo-R’n’B compositions alongside her takes on the music of some of her favourite artists, such as Little Simz and Lianne LaHavas. Her dark and melancholic sound celebrates both her role models and her own strength.
Tickets on sale online and at Eventim outlets.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.
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