Win tickets to see Holy Other & Wife at The Button Factory this Friday.
Having always chosen to shun the limelight not much can really be said about UK based producer Holy Other on any kind of personal level, but his intensely intimate music communicates more than biographical details ever could.
Since releasing his debut EP ‘With U’ through Tri Angle in 2011, Holy Other has risen to become one of the most talked about and respected producers out there, something he fully justified with the release of his universally acclaimed debut album ‘Held’ in 2012.
25 year old multi instrumentalist James Kelly is, until now, best known as the sole permanent member and writer behind black metal outfit Altar Of Plagues, who have released two critically acclaimed albums on iconic labels Profound Lore and Candlelight. Using found sounds, homemade instruments and field recordings as a base, Altar Of Plagues create music “Full of radical tangents and alien-to-black metal elements, more focused on frailty and struggle than majesty and grandeur” – Pitchfork.
These ideas transfer to James’ solo recordings as WIFE. Embracing his long standing passion for electronic music the tracks on ‘Stoic’, his debut, limited edition EP which came out on left_blank in November 2012, showcase a diverse range of influences and are built to endure. The A-Side moves from the mournful, hypnotic opener ‘Bodies’, through the cold mantra of ‘Trials’, to the shuffling trickery of ‘Circles’. Side B contains the Gothic 2-step beauty of ‘Shards’ and the epic, industrial crescendo of ‘Endings’.
If you fancy winning yourself a pair of tickets, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with HOLYOTHERTICKETSPLEASE as its subject by midnight on Thursday February 28th.
POD Presents HOLY OTHER (Tri Angle Records) WIFE 7:30pm, Friday 1st March 2013 The Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar – Dublin 2. Tickets are €15 (inc. booking fee) from Ticketmaster and usual outlets.