THE BRILLIANT INDIE INSTITUTION, HEAVENLY RECORDINGS, THE SOCIAL on 5 LITTLE PORTLAND STREET SUPPORT COLD LIPS TO PRESENT:
Dear darls, lovers of new worlds, citizens of old,
Hope you are well when the world heats up with empathically blind weirdoes warring big talk in extraordinarily unethical clown suits of their own imagination. The only revenge is to create our own miasmas of reality.🌱🌍⚡️ I know all our time here is precious, so let’s enjoy it together. ⚔️🕯⚔️
Please accept my invitation for a free night
that will transport us elsewhere – to worlds of magic 🦠🧬🔮🏺🧿📿, in nomad caravans of freedom across the astral planes – with our base unit at The Social, the fiercely indie institution of Heavenly Records who support us, as part of their Prison Tan summer series, to join us for a truly special and rare performance from Danielle De Picciotto
over from Berlin (who I supported in the Tiergarten’s HKW recently).
De Picciotto is super-inspo, as a fellow female working with great spirit across mediums. Her show combines drawing, film, violin, electronica, spoken word.
As co-founder of the epic
L💞ve Parades that united many hundreds of thousands East and West Berliners in the 90s, to collabing with Mick Harvey, Gudrun Gut, Crime and the City Solution, and her husband, Alexander Hacke from industrial noise pioneers, Einstürzende Neubauten
, it was Chris Bohn, founder of The Wire magazine who turned me onto her book, The Beauty of Transgression, which catalogues her experience of moving from New York as a fashion student, to the home of Blixa Bargeld, and many a Bad Seed, making music as the wall’s bricks were starting to fall with the repetitive beats from the West, and events by Tresor founder, Dimitri Hegemann, former Factory Records Berlin-rep Mark Reeder (MFS Sounds).
In her second book, she moved away from words, and into a graphic novel, which combines her unique fem-sado-goth-folk art (which features on the flyer), as she gave up her home to go on the road, for five years, before returning to Berlin, where her studio is a his and hers with Hacke. Together they also tour as HackeDePicciotto.
All those things come together in her new album, Deliverance, beautifully created as a gatefold vinyl book with drawings, issued on John Robb’s Louder Than War label.
I’ll be supporting with my new music project, now finally taking the name VAGRANT LOVERS
(coming from one of my poems – it became the title of a collective formed with Gil De Ray, Welfare and others). I’ve been recording my first album at the studio of former-Sneaker Pimp, Kelli Ali
(whose outstandingly brilliant film album project Ghost Driver – in which I play Grace Rider, is now in post-production).
Danielle’s husband is also supporting, with a DJ set. Yay. Einstürzende Neubauten in the haus.
We’re also going to have readings, poetry, film from 7pm. Happy that Wild Daughter’s Stuart MacKenzie has agreed, also Richard Cabut – and still pondering this…but only a week to go, so I’ll finish off these words. Maybe we need to open the floor up for all of us at the start?
I can’t wait.
I hope you’ll come.
I want to give Danielle the audience she deserves. It’ll be a truly special escape.
Kirsty Allison x