THE WEATHER STATION - AOIFE NESSA FRANCES
Extra informationTickets on sale 11.06 - 10:00
WhenFri. 25 Mar, 2022
"Tamara Lindeman’s songwriting has reached stunning new heights."
The Weather Station is the project of Toronto singer/songwriter Tamara Lindeman. Her latest single, “Robber”, is recorded with Marcus Paquin (The National, Arcade Fire) in Toronto’s Canterbury Studios, the song presents an ambitious, vital and genre-defying new direction for The Weather Station.
This latest release follows The Weather Station’s universally acclaimed Self-Titled LP in 2017, and 2015 breakthrough album Loyalty. Those albums saw Lindeman develop an international fanbase, touring the world as both a headliner and support for artists such as The War On Drugs, The Mountain Goats, Damien Jurado and Bahamas. Receiving praise from Pitchfork, NPR, The New Yorker, MOJO, Uncut, The Guardian, and The New York Times, they also picked up multiple nominations for the Polaris Prize, JUNO and SOCAN Awards.
AOIFE NESSA FRANCES
The debut album of new Irish auteur Aoife Nessa Frances (pronounced Ee-‐fa) is shot through with a sense of mystery -‐an ambiguity and disorientation that illuminates songs with smokey luminescence.
“The album title is a result of a mishearing. Cian Nugent [Aoife’s musical collaborator and co-‐producer] was telling me about childhood trips he made to Llandudno in Wales, passing through a station called Llandudno Junction,” reveals Frances. “Land of No Junctionlater became a place in itself. A liminal space -‐a dark vast landscape to visit in dreams...A place of waiting where I could sit with uncertainty and accept it. Rejecting the distinct and welcoming the uncertain and the unknown.
”The songs traverse and inhabit this indeterminate landscape: the beginnings of love, moments of loss, discovery, fragility and strength, all intermingle and interact. On the eponymously titled final song Francessings “Take me to the land of no junction/Before it fades away/Where the roads can never cross/But go their own way.” It is this search that lies at the heart of the album, recalling journeys towards an ever-‐shiftingcentre -‐a centre that cannot hold -‐where maps are constantly being rewritten.