Ruby Throat announce London show
With a bipolar folk noir soundscape, the poetry of a slow unravel, and the ghost of a barren desert blues, Ruby Throat is the latest incarnation of multifaceted singer and artist KatieJane Garside (Queenadreena, Daisy Chainsaw). Joined by instrumentalist Chris Whittingham, Ruby Throat is the result of a random encounter on the London underground…
Their debut album The Ventriloquist sounds like nothing released by KatieJane before. Drawing from English folk, dark Americana and country blues, an initial English pressing in extremely limited quantities was a bespoke package made from old Indian ledger books; hand bound and personally inscribed. The artwork was a mixture of ghostly pastoral pinhole photography by Chris and sketches by Garside. Having sold its initial pressing of 500 in the first week, a second, more conventional pressing was issued. The tracklisting changed with the addition of 2 new songs…”it’s an ongoing experiment trying to find the ideal order in which the songs want to play…”
With demand for the album reaching a groundswell, it’s about to go into its third pressing, but with their characteristic idiosyncratic approach, Ruby Throat have chosen to revamp the album with the inclusion of an extra EP of new songs. “Hell we’ll just keep adding songs until it’s ten hours long…it’s an ongoing life project. We record as we write....so often the base of a recorded song is the first time we've ever played it through, but generally, there's a lot of dead ends....but pleasant ones. The main thing is to play and not get locked into the need to make something. The music finds itself if you get out of the way."
The singer in influential early 90's band Daisy Chainsaw (Courtney Love cited KatieJane as one of the first real riot grrrls, along with Kat Bjelland of Babes in Toyland and herself) and for the past decade, Queenadreena, KatieJane Garside has also made installation art pieces; 'Treblinka Dresses', 'Prayer Flags' and 'Dream Dolls', completed her own collection of Lalleshwari / Lullabies In A Glass Wilderness recordings and in 2007 her first art exhibition ‘Darling, they’ve found the body’, was shown at the Woom Gallery in Birmingham.
Ruby Throat are also pleased to announce a rare UK performance at…
Madame Jo Jo's, 8-10 Brewery St, Soho, London W1F 0SE on Thursday November 12th
Ticket Price £11, Doors at 7:30pm, onstage at 9:00pm • 020 7734 3040 / www.madamejojos.com