Dark and Twisties plus Angharad and Frazer McKntosh

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Elysium are delighted to present an evening of music, with a special link to the exhibition in our bar area; ‘Motherland’ by Laurentina Miksys.

Swansea super group Dark and Twisties are; Sarah Birch, Kate Ronconi, Sarah Passmore, Danny Kilbride and Huw Rees, a collective made up of members of Lost Tuesday Society, Rag Foundation, and Sarah and the Creepy Uncles.

In this new venture, they bring stories old and new, woven into strange and beautiful songs with their glorious harmonies and skilful musicianship. They recently wowed Swansea Arena’s Coffeeshop Sessions and are hotly tipped to be stars of this year’s Swansea Fringe.

Angharad is the alt-pop project of song-writer and fiddle player Angharad Jenkins from Swansea. Described as a ‘musical chameleon,’ she has long worked at the edges of expectations.
She’s enjoyed a 15-year career touring the world with award-winning Welsh folk band Calan, but since becoming a mother she has discovered her voice. Literally a singing voice, and also words and stories that needed to be told.

In 2023, in a bold move towards a completely new genre, she launched her alt-pop project. A powerful, and fearless artist, her music has been drawing comparisons with the likes of John Cale, PJ Harvey, and Patti Smith, and has been played on BBC6 Music, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru.

Her music has a playful, theatrical element, which hops between disco to experimental, spoken-word and melodically rich songs. The common theme, which grounds the music is the female experience, motherhood and our relationship with time.

This is Angharad’s Swansea debut, and joining her on keys tonight will be Frazer McIntosh. This performance is directly linked with the photography exhibition, Motherland, which is opening on the same night, and will be on display in the bar until late October.

Come along to hear the songs which have inspired the images in the exhibition ‘Motherland.’, and there may even be some extra surprise artistic performance on display.