Maria Minerva, Catscars – Upstairs At Whelan’s, Friday February 1st

Win tickets to see Maria Minerva & Catscars this Friday Upstairs at Whelan’s.

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Maria Minerva is the new pop model gone strikingly off-road and deep into your subconscious. Having grown up in Tallinn, Estonia and now relocating to New York after spells in London and Lisbon, this 23 year old straddles hi-end academic viral pop modes and delicious bas(s)e cultural modes and has released a hypnotic stream of tracks, remixes and videos via the Not Not Fun and 100% SILK labels.

The images, sounds and shapes she conjures through her recorded and live work is feverish, filtering disco diva dirty talk, Eastern European-pop grooves, UK bass culture and smudged Californian lo-fi dub aesthetics through her own unique sound world. From day dreams to nite flights Maria’s bedroom techno-ballads seem to exist in a narcotically adjusted parallel dimension with delay-drenched vocals floating strangely detached above propulsive drum loops, rainbow synth washes and submerged melodies.

Her current live sets amp up the 360 degrees sensuality of her tracks even further as she assumes the guise of dancing disco diva made flesh. Her second album ‘Will Happiness Find Me’ was released on Not Not Fun in August 2012.

Catscars, the brainchild of Robyn Bromfield and featuring Patrick Kelleher & Brian Conniffe, make post-Enya electronic pop or a heady mix of classic 80s synth, psychedelia and future noise. You can pick up their debut album here and here

Whelanslive Presents:
Maria Minerva

8pm, Friday 1st February
Upstairs At Whelan’s

Tickets are €11 inc. fees available from or the WAV Box Office on 1890 200078, or in person from the Camden Row (main entrance to Whelan’s venue) box office.

To win a pair of tickets just send an email with MARIAMINERVATICKETSPLEASE as its subject to [email protected] by midnight on Wednesday, 30th July.

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