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FRESH - Grimm Grimm + Foonyap Double Bill

  • Cobalt Studios 10 - 16 Boyd Street Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE2 1AP United Kingdom (map)

NB this is a FRESH gig ie freshly homemade PIZZA and FRESH NEW MUSIC pay £2 otd for music only or £5 advance (so we know numbers for catering) with a homemade pizza and salad! (cheese and tom .....or cheese chorizo and tom ...or a toastie/gluten free bread available)

Grimm Grimm is the experimental folk/pop project of London-based singer-song writer Koichi Yamanoha.

Originally hailing from Japan and formerly performing as frontman of cult psychedelic-punk group Screaming Tea Party, Grimm Grimm is Yamanoha's outlet to explore an abstracted, reverb drenched approach to the singer-songwriter format. Given the fact the project is still in its infancy, the fact Yamanoha has performed as Grimm Grimm alongside the likes of The Voyeurs, Bo Ningen and Simon Finn, is testament to his talent Yamanoha tailors the boundaries of genre according his own vision.

“a tense and bespoke mixture of swampy electronics, strings, and vocals that flash with a bold volcanic brilliance" - The FADER

"… swayed between a restrained delicacy and a roaring euphoria…a truly impressive sonic expedition” – The Line of Best Fit

Hailing from Canada, FOONYAP is a classically-trained violinist with an incomparable sound. Her latest solo release 'Palimpsest' is a therapeutic reconciliation with her sheltered Chinese-Catholic heritage and the intense classical music training of her childhood. A haunting and challenging experimental-folk album, it has “a signature sound that alternates between vibrating lullabies and primordial heart-explosions,” (Discorder), drawing comparisons to Björk, Braids, and Lhasa. 

Whether through dark soundscapes that mirror anxious longing, or powerful electronic rifts that reflect painful life transitions, FOONYAP’s work is a cross-generational exploration emerging from a dark world permeated by rigid structures and exceptionally high standards.

£5 in advance and on the door