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‘Stith creates musical friction in a way that’s brilliantly compelling… shimmering with impressionistic beauty.’ The Guardian
‘There’s a time between sleeping and waking that’s occupied by DM Stith – weaving our sleep with hypnotic spells, wild chorals, plucked strings and primitive keys.’ NME
DM Stith’s unique voice bridges, in seemingly effortless and inviting ways, the beguiling expanse between quailing sadness and featherlight joy.
A singer-songwriter and visual artist currently living in New York City, Stith has explored his boundlessly expressive vocal range on a variety of projects including two solo albums (Heavy Ghost and Pigeonheart), a full album collaboration with John Mark Lapham of The Earlies (The Revival Hour’s Scorpio Little Devil), and two orchestral song cycles with NYC based composers Sarah Kirkland Snider (Unremembered) and Judd Greenstein (My City), as well as a slew of collaborations with Son Lux, My Brightest Diamond and Sufjan Stevens.
As a visual artist, Stith follows the same roaming interior curiosity through pencil, ink and watercolor, forming maps of an intriguing austere topography.
Stith returns to London for an intimate performance presenting a new body of solo work, his most personal, complex and expressive work to date.
Harry Burgess is a musician and writer based in South East London. He is known as the vocalist in the avant-pop band Adult Jazz, whose debut album Gist Is arrived to much critical praise back in 2014. More recently, he formed the experimental duo Offer (with PC Music’s Lil Data), published a collection of poetry and prose called Toffee Hammer, and, last year, shared the solo work Live Scraps.
Armed with only guitar and voice and a single live take, the tape heard him spontaneously stitching together songs, melodies and refrains. Drawing from folk music, and the seam of experimentation common to his band, the release was an artefact of simple and affecting performance.