Aug 24, 2012 | Comments 0
Think wailing guitars and dulcet harmonies thickened by Mellotrons and given hypnotic qualities by the kind of drumming that borders on the shamanic. Cinematic in scope but frequently yielding to a kind of melodic fragility that can only be the product of genuine emotion, The Black Chord’s musical ebb and flow prove Astra to be a band’s band, capable of an artistry all-too-rare among their generation, and it’s a sound to behold.
Astra released their critically acclaimed second album The Black Chord earlier this year and are excited to be following it up with some live performances. Says band leader Richard Vaughan; “After sharing the stage with Anathema at the Pistoia Blues Festival back in 2010, we’re looking forward to joining them once again as support on their upcoming European tour this fall. We’re also beyond excited to be playing a few more shows in our home away from home – the UK! Finally! See you there”.
Official Website: www.astratheband.com
Tickets for the Wolverhampton show priced £9.50 will be available from 10.00am on Tuesday 28th August at Midland Box Office: 0870 320 7000 or online at www.wolvescivic.co.uk
Full UK dates include:
15th Bristol, The Fleece
16th Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
17th Glasgow, King Tut’s
18th Manchester, Deaf Institute
19th London, The Borderline