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Siena Root (Swe) + Rosalie Cunningham (UK)
17 Mai 2023 @ 19:30 - 23:3016€ – 19€
Swedish Root Rock Experience is the term the quintet SIENA ROOT uses to describe its music, and it is exactly this experience what makes the Swedes” new album “A Dream Of Lasting Peace” so attractive for the listener: an uncompromising mixture of robust riffs, masterly solos, beautiful organ sounds, driving rhythms and emotional vocals.
The new album “A Dream Of Lasting Peace” has indeed become the most versatile in the career of Siena Root; the band is moving between harmony, experiment and love for improvisation. Both upfront released singles “Tales Of Independence” and “No Filters” prove that. The first impresses with its bone dry riff, throbbing Led Zeppelin drums, extrovert vocals and an irresistible hook line in duet with the organ by Erik Petersson. “No Filters” on the other hand is a driving rock piece, boosted by Matte Gustavsson’s expressive guitar. Jazzy moments like in the musically delicate instrumental “Imaginarium” find their place on the album alongside the psychedelic blues of “The Piper Won’t Let You Stay” or the epic track “The Echoes Unfold” which is giving you goose bumps and ends the album with a grand gesture. With their unbelievable range of various styles the ten tracks show the musical ingenuity of the band.
+ Rosalie Cunningham:
Released in July 2019 to immediate widespread acclaim, former Purson singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist ROSALIE CUNNINGHAM’s eponymous début album – her first with the Esoteric Antenna label, part of the Cherry Red group – was the result of an extended period of reflection. Containing some of her most compelling and daring songwriting to date, the album justifiably earned a Top 10 placing in the UK’s official independent chart.
As pre-orders of the Mercury Music Prize-nominated album were exhausted in just 48 hours, critics were united in their reactions to the solo artist’s reinvention. While major publications including Classic Rock, Mojo and Kerrang gave stellar ratings in their uniformly positive reviews, Cunningham also featured in a number of ‘Best of the Year’ polls. In Europe, popular German music magazine Eclipse voted her album the year’s ninth best release, however, back home in the UK, Prog listed it as 2019’s third best album, behind Opeth and Big Big Train.
Further accolades from Prog came when the magazine named Cunningham the “eighth greatest female musician of all time”.