Beguilingly hypnotic art songs with guitar, strings, piano, Javanese Gamelan and close vocal harmonies. Drawing on contemporary folk, minimalism and avant-pop, Firefly Burning’s intricate rhythms and soaring melodies evoke Steve Reich, Kate Bush and The Beach Boys.
Firefly Burning perform songs from their electrifying new album, ‘Breathe Shallow’, a full-hearted expression of minimalist art-folk mapping the terrain of what it is to love and lose. Created with Tim Friese-Greene (Talk Talk) and engineer Joe Peet, ’Breathe Shallow’ distills the crisp intricacy and crystalline energy of their exhilarating performances. Catch one of the rare chances to see them live.
VICTORIA HUME self-released her debut album Limbs & Digits in 2009 and its follow-up Landing in 2012. The latter was championed by Lauren Laverne, who also picked her first EP with Lost Map records, Closing, as one of her Best of 2016. Victoria also writes about health and medicine, including long pieces of music based on interviews and workshops with people with experience of hospital-induced delirium (Delirium parts I and II), voice-hearing (The Isle is full of Noises) and chronic respiratory disorders (Singing Hospital). These pieces have been performed at clinical conferences and music festivals in the UK and South Africa. She is releasing new music through Lost Map as a series of postcards in 2019.