Love Thy Neighbour present – Silver Moth + Samana
Bar from 5:00pm. Doors 7:30pm – 10:30pm. Standing
Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai, Elisabeth Elektra, members of Abrasive Trees, Burning House, Prosthetic Head, Evi Vine and Steven Hill convened to improvise the album in early 2021. A couple of meetings would subsequently lead to them visiting the dramatic location of Great Bernera’s Black Bay Studios on the Isle of Lewis, where they tracked the songs in just four days: a testament to the musicians’ focused openness to their shared mission and environment.
A leap of faith reaps extraordinary rewards on Black Bay, the debut album of depth, atmosphere and daring from the collective known as Silver Moth. Black Bay is the sound of storied musicians yielding to shared goals, a policy of trust in action. Between hushed incantations and molten guitars, 15-minute noise-rock epics and healing psalms, their music is a testament to connectivity and receptivity: to a union of disparate minds committing to something greater than the sum of its parts.
Samana was realised in the heart of a mountainous forest, during a year-long journey Rebecca Rose Harris and Franklin Mockett undertook across the natural wilderness and distant cities of Eastern Europe. Lending their instincts solely to the road, and to the embodiment of freedom, their first creations were written in the vast isolation of nature and performed on the streets of the towns and villages they passed through. As two multi-disciplinary artists, Samana weave together their distinct poetry, music, striking photography and fine-art into one unique project. Crafting every element of creation themselves, the process the pair adopt is the creation of their work is one of a strong ritualistic devotion and is produced in their analogue recording studio ‘The Road Records’ and darkroom in the remote regions of Wales. https://samanaroad.com
This is an 14+ event, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.