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Rachael Dadd’s name has fluttered in fringe folk circles for the best part of two decades, yet it’s only in recent years that the Bristolian has begun to enjoy some crossover traction. This breakthrough can be attributed to several factors – signing with indie heavyweight Memphis Industries; her proximity to a thriving scene featuring the likes of This Is The Kit and Rozi Plain – but by far the most significant has been the characteristic enterprise and individuality listeners have discovered in her ever-developing craft.

Having delighted with 2019’s label debut Flux, this creative blossoming reaches full bloom on Kaleidoscope, an eighth album housing some of the boldest, most dextrous and outright gorgeous music of her career. A mini-opus of ethereal melody, playful idiosyncrasy and bewitching string embellishments, this latest endeavour represents a fresh zenith – and if past form is any indicator, should only flourish further on the live stage.
That’s something which anybody present for her January 2020 full-band show at Cobalt Studios will attest to – and plenty will doubtless be back for more upon her welcome return to the same venue on Friday 18
th November. Support on the evening comes from Maja Lena, a Stroud-based songwriter fixated on nature and touring in advance of her sophomore album Pluto, plus Tobias Sarra, a local artist dealing in improvised collages of distorted ambience, lo-fi wanderings and found sound.

Rachael Dadd, Maja Lena and Tobias Sarra play Cobalt Studios, Newcastle on Friday 18th November.


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