Avant-garde vocalist and electronic music pioneer Phew will travel to Europe next month for a couple of shows. One of the shows will take place at OCCII in Amsterdam, which means that she will perform in The Netherlands for the first time.
The tour dates are as follows:
Thursday 14 November: Cafe Oto – London, United Kingdom
Friday 15 November: OCCII – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sunday 17 November: Slaktkyrkan – Stockholm, Sweden
Tuesday 19 November: The Blue Arrow Club – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Hiromi Moritani (Phew) is for many a legendary singer and composer with a body of work that spans different generations and placed her as the queen of avant-garde. She was the founder of punk group Aunt Sally, but since the band has broken up she has been active mostly solo. She has done collaborations with Can’s Jaki Liebezeit and Holger Czukay, legendary krautrock producer Conny Plank, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jah Wobble, Bill Laswell, Jim O’Rourke and The Boredoms, the creation of various punk bands. In 2017, she released her first solo album in 20 years, titled Light Sleep. After that, she kept active with releasing new material with other musicians such as Ana Da Silva and Jim O’Rourke. Live, her voice is at the commands while abstract electronics are treated directly, creating tracks that are both highly emotional and sonically challenging.