18th October | Thekla
Away from the biting cold and gloomy skies of drizzly October – Rozi Plain’s comforting blanket of jazz-infused folk promises to steer us into a warm and tranquil environment. Armed with a flurry of intricate soundscapes and rippling synth tones, Plain will be bringing her expansive alt-folk flourishes to Bristol’s Thekla for a night of introspective reflection.
Having just released, What A Boost, her best and most experimental album to date, Plain’s second Bristol gig of the year promises to be a mystical and delicate exercise in restraint. Whether gently layering her voice over a glimmering set of synths or creating a swirling crescendo of pointed guitar riffs, Plain never allows her music to stray too far: an atmospheric and hushed sense of folk bliss.
Plain’s sprawling yet neatly contained experimental folk nestles perfectly alongside the likes of This Is the Kit and Jesca Hoop. A refreshing and abstract sound that’s unafraid to play with usual folk norms – trading acoustic poetry with introspective soundscapes and ghostly shivers.
She’s a dream-inducing artist whose magnificence shines through during the subtlety of her arrangements. With a gentle twinkle of guitar and transcendent quiet voice, Rozi Plain promises to be nothing short of spellbinding.
See the video for ‘Swing Shut’ here: