PopGun presents Diane Birch

PopGun presents Diane Birch

All The Roses

Tue, February 7, 2017

8:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

Diane Birch
Diane Birch
Diane Birch's latest album, the self-produced Nous, is her bravest and most independent work to date. Written and recorded mostly in Berlin, Nous draws on musical influences as varied and rich as Birch's own international upbringing—from her childhood as a preacher's daughter in Zimbabwe and South Africa, to her wedding dress and black-lipstick days as a Goth teen in Portland, to her late teens in L.A. where she paid her musical dues playing piano and singing covers in fancy hotels. She was discovered on MySpace in 2007, and shortly thereafter moved to London and New York to begin her recording career.  
 
In Nous, Birch channels Ambrosian hymns, moody soul, Debussy and RnB, all brought together with an unflagging attention to classic pop songwriting and the intricate possibilities of the piano. Lyrically, Nous explores questions of love, power, gender, and loss, along with Birch's recurring odes to the concept of a "higher self." Indeed, the album's title doesn't only mean "we" in French. Nous is an ancient Greek term for  "awareness."
 
Working primarily alone with her piano, Birch has crafted a sonic landscape both timeless and contemporary. Saxophone by Stuart Matthewman of Sade and drums by Max Weissenfeldt of Polyversal Souls contribute to Nous's layered, intelligent instrumentation, fusing touches of her live-band sound from previous albums with delicate forays into programming, sampling, and electronic production. 
 
With two previous critically acclaimed albums on her discography (Bible Belt and Speak A Little Louder), Birch has earned herself a dedicated fan base across the globe, together with respect from a wide range of musicians from Prince, Mark Ronson, Daryl Hall and Stevie Wonder.
 
Nous marks a turning point for Diane Birch, who has both reclaimed creative control of her music and expanded her territory, crafting an album of intimate resonance and deep, reaching, soul.
All The Roses
All The Roses is an instrumental project by Brooklyn guitarist and composer Austin Mendenhall. While on tour as lead guitarist for indie psych­pop band Snowmine, Austin began developing the concept for an album that would stretch the aural and functional roles of his instrument, drawing on classical and jazz roots while adopting a minimalist approach to creating sonic atmospheres.
The resulting 4­ song EP is an 18­minute seamless body of music and video that takes the listener on a multi­-sensory journey through a dense but delicate landscape of sound and texture.
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/