Following last year’s visit by Marissa Nadler, we’ll be enveloped in the beauty of dark folk by Emma Ruth Rundle, who won us over with her post-rock group Marriages in 2015, warming up for Wovenhand, and whom we also know as a member of the acclaimed Red Sparowes. This time, she’ll present her latest solo album, the heavy, yet exquisite Marked for Death. She’ll be joined by her Sargent House label mates – the bluesy, folk-tinged Jaye Jayle, with whom Rundle has also released a split EP this year.
American singer-songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle gently guides her guitar around sombre melodies that smell of earth, wood and fire logs. Her gothic folk draws on nature’s majesty, infused with both the unstoppable power of her previous projects, Red Sparowes and Marriages, and her softer personal touch. Last year’s Marked for Death, at times devastatingly beautiful, at others simply devastating, represents the pinnacle of her solo career – Pitchfork described it as an exciting, cathartic record, on which the artist tests the limits of her sound and redefines herself in the process.
Rundle, who has warmed up for Deafheaven, Earth and other such genre stalwarts, will be accompanied by Jaye Jayle, fronted by Evan Patterson (Young Widows). The band is similarly inclined to reach out for the dark corners of the acoustic crossroads where young bluesmen sold their soul to the devil, and proved it complements Rundle perfectly on the The Time Between Us split, released in February. Don’t miss out on this triumph of contemporary Americana, in November in Šiška!
Organisation: Kino Šiška.