Saint Agnes + Soeur & Lo Rays
+ Lo Rays
Thursday 17th October
Tickets available via See Tickets or In-store via Tickets-Scotland
“A grinding splurge of defiant rock’n’roll graffiti” – Q Magazine
“Saint Agnes have created a unique cinematic sound and a rock ‘n’ roll Gothic image to match” – Daily Telegraph
“Fearsome London-based rockers Saint Agnes deliver menacing witchery… Imagine the darkest reaches of the White Stripes and The Kills, plus a load of twisted dreams and psychedelic trips, and you’re in the right ballpark. Warped, weird and a bit filthy, yes, but oh so tasty.” – Classic Rock
British garage-rock four piece Saint Agnes have unveiled their explosive new single ‘Welcome To Silvertown’,(listen here) the title track to their eagerly-awaited debut album – out March 3rd via Death Or Glory Gang Records. And following their run of recent sold out London headline shows they are also playing a South West UK tour.
Despite being a London based band now they have roots in the South and South West. This has prompted them to book a tour covering Southampton, Plymouth, St. Agnes, Exeter and Tavistock.
Vocalist and guitarist Kitty Arabella Austen who grew up in Tavistock says, “England is a small country but despite this bands seem to rarely make it to the South West. I spent my teens in Devon and we were starved for original bands coming through, so I’m redressing the balance!
We love it there; friendly people, wild audiences, good beer and you can surf on your days off. Witchcraft is rife as well, so we feel right at home.”
Self-produced, and engineered by Luke Oldfield (The Wytches, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats), the album recording captures the true rebel heart and energy of the band. Welcome To Silvertown is an album that is musically unshackled and an accurate snapshot of the band’s ferocious intensity, fusing the menacing frenzie of rock with a dark, cinematic flare. Born in a dingy sub-zero flat, the album is rife with themes of wild fantasy, escapism, emotional fragility and the inside-outs of living in East London’s district of Silvertown.
Speaking of the new album, the band comment; “With the album, we wanted to transform everyday mundane events into moments of high drama in an attempt to better understand our own stories. We wanted to magnify and illuminate certain aspects of ourselves in order to see a little more clearly, and we wanted to create narratives that people could connect with and recognise as their own battles, their own feelings.”
Consisting of Kitty Austen (Vocals/Guitar/Keys), Jon James Tufnell (Vocals/Guitar), Ben Chernett (Bass) and Andy Head (Drums) – Saint Agnes have clocked up over 200 shows across the UK & Europe already. 2018 laid the foundations for what is set to be a breakout year for the band, playing the mainstage at Kendal Calling, receiving radio support from Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music) and John Kennedy (Radio X), as well as festival appearances across Europe and sold out headline shows at The Lexington and Borderline in London.
‘Welcome to Silvertown’ will become the album their fans can’t live without. Saint Agnes have taken the theory of letting fantasy run wild with riffs to match, and have made it their very own.