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The good people at The Cluny made a big announcement last week that had music fans jumping for joy as they dropped the news that they are bringing American singer-songwriter and cult figure, Angel Olsen to The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle on Monday 31st August. 

Despite having original ambitions of being a pop star when at high school, Angel Olsen was influenced by the punk rock and noise music shows she often attended before becoming a critically acclaimed alt-indie musician, known for her lo-fi, introspective sound, and powerful voice.

Since bursting onto the scenes with her debut EP, Strange Cacti, album, Halfway Home (released via Bathetic records) Olsen’s career has been on an upward trajectory. She went on to sign to Jagjaguwar (Ladyhawke, Black Mountain, Bon Iver) and recorded her full-band record, Burn Your Fire For No Witness (released February 2014) featuring the track, Windows, which was used in the final episode of popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.

Her third studio album, My Woman (released September 2016), saw her break into the US top 50 and the UK top 40 and was followed by her latest release, All Mirrors. Released in September of last year, the album received widespread praise from critics and saw her climb further up the UK album chart reaching a peak chart position of 28.

Alongside her solo work, Olsen has collaborated with a number of notable figures in the American indie rock scene including Bonnie “Prince” Billy and the Cairo Gang, Tim Kinsella of Cap’n Jazz, LeRoy Bach of Wilco and Cass McCombs. Her collaboration with Kinsella and Bach, as well as with Chicago poet Marvin Tate, resulted in the album Tim Kinsella Sings the Songs of Marvin Tate by Leroy Bach Featuring Angel Olsen which the group released on Indianapolis label Joyful Noise Recordings in December 2013.

Tickets are £22.50 adv and available from the Cluny and via Ticketweb.

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