With dream-like vocals and a minimalist piano style, Alana Yorke combines irresistible hooks and captivating rhythmic patterns to draw listeners into her hypnotic and beautiful world. Raised on mid-80’s synth-pop (Kate Bush, Gowan, Enya) and standing on the shoulders of musical visionaries from Philip Glass to Beach House, Yorke is poised to emerge as an exciting new voice in Canadian independent music.
Yorke’s debut album, Dream Magic, was mixed in Montreal with Arcade Fire’s engineer Mark Lawson and was released worldwide on Paper Bag Records October 30, 2015. Armed with a strong musical vision and unafraid of bold sonic choices, Yorke steers her music deftly between sparkly synth-pop, grand cinematic gestures, and stripped-down intimacy on this much-anticipated release.
Originally calling Alberta and Ontario home, this Halifax songstress has manufactured a sound that is anything but “just” singer-songwriter. Lush arrangements and restrained vocals create a haunting ambiance. Warm guitar tones, brooding melodies and remarkable tenor are the cornerstones of Lauren’s sound. Her songs are laced with themes of human behaviour and adaptation, and are delivered with thoughtful and charismatic performances.
Konig has been the on-going music project of Nadia Pacey since August 2013.
dark wave//dream pop//electronic//shoegaze
Doors will be at 8:00 PM
Music ends by 11:00 PM
The Artel is located at 75 Queen Street. It is the red and black house on the corner of Queen and Wellington. The venue is only accessible via the ramp on the left side of the house. The venue and its washroom are wheelchair accessible. The bathroom in the venue is single-use and gender neutral. We ask patrons to be respectful of the space and of one another.