With her theatrical tendencies and gloriously
eclectic sensibilities, the American singer is reminiscent of charming eccentrics
Regina Spektor and Bjork, though she’s less obviously bizarre than either.
Avant-pop isn’t really an adequate description for her
music, but it’s the term currently in use. Holter pairs an ear for melody with highly
experimental propensities - and as a musical composition graduate of the
prestigious Californian performing arts university CalArts, she really knows
what she’s doing.
Have You in My
Wilderness is her most accomplished release to date. As ever, her multi-layered
vocals are the main event, thrown into relief by everything from stately harpsichord
figures to clattering chimes. Her compositions are century-spanning, and as
likely to be inspired by the Renaissance as by contemporary pop. The result is
completely enchanting and richly spectral; we proclaim her queen of the modern
On Monday 14 November, Julia Holter plays Shepherd's Bush Empire. Book now to explore the outer limits of pop music.
Public booking opens at 10am on Friday 25 March.
|What||Julia Holter, Shepherd's Bush Empire|
Shepherd's Bush Empire
Shepherd's Bush Green, London, W12 8TT | MAP
|Nearest tube||Bethnal Green (underground)|
On 14 Nov 16, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via Ticketweb|