Half Moon presents:

Thomas Truax + The Dyr Sister

Thomas Truax + The Dyr Sister

Half Moon - Putney, London

£8.00 adv / £10.00 door
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm

THOMAS TRUAX

Merging a fevered imagination and solid songwriting with a mad scientist's brain for weird gadgets, American singer Thomas Truax is a true one-off.

UNCUT magazine says "Truax is shaping up nicely as one of the great rock eccentrics" while Splendid magazine called him "one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you've never heard of...an exceptional talent."

His evolving "band" of self-made sound sculptures include a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels called 'Mother Superior' and a souped up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', but he never leaves his trusty guitar out of the equation too long.

Thomas crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, and a lifelong obsession with things lunar, including various reasons 'Why Dogs Howl at The Moon'. His nine studio LPs include highly-rated covers album 'Songs From The Films Of David Lynch'. Notable supporters and collaborators include Jarvis Cocker, Duke Special, Richard Hawley, The Dresden Dolls, Bob Log III and the late author Terry Pratchett.

A new album ‘All that Heaven Allows’ has been garnering national airplay on BBC6 and extremely positive reviews.

"His gigs are extraordinary, fizzing with showmanship." -Q

"When he performs, it is a spectacle - the originality and seeming impossibility of what he does is much of the appeal." -The Guardian

"Enthralling, mind-blowingly original and totally bonkers... a creative circus of the wonderfully surreal." - Brighton Noise

http://www.thomastruax.com www.facebook.com/thomastruax

Video: https://vimeo.com/208499682 (I'm Deranged)

The Dyr Sister

Hailing from the City of Hull, England, Sally Currie AKA The Dyr Sister is a multi-instrumental cervine beat mistress who conjures up surreal tales with the aid of viola, synth, mandolin her voice and an array of DIY samples. Performing her catalogue of haunting, ethereal, modern day folk songs as a one-woman band she paints a fascinating canvas of sound.

Her original and innovative pieces are influenced by a wide range of genres from jungle and dubstep through trip hop and hip hop and ending somewhere deep amongst the many varieties of traditional folk music from around the world.

You can expect an enchanting performance from this most unique of musical artists.

Sally’s second album “Fairytales for the Modern Gentleman Volume 2” was recorded at her home in Hull adhering to her do it yourself ethic. Set for a summer release it is a work of considerable depth and emotion.

Line Up

Thomas Truax

"Enthralling, mind-blowingly original and totally bonkers : just a few ways to describe Thomas Truax and his creative circus of the wonderfully surreal." -Alex Flynn, Brighton Noise

Thomas Truax (pronounced troo-aks) travels the world performing with his "band" of bizarre self-made instruments including a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels called 'Mother Superior' and a pimped-up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', as well as his venerable resonator guitar 'Hank'. His 9th album 'All That Heaven Allows' was released in February.

More than just an inventor and entertainer, Truax crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology and various reasons 'Why Dogs Howl at The Moon'. Notable supporters and collaborators include Jarvis Cocker, Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls/Violent Femmes) and the author Terry Pratchett, who recently stated that if he were invited back on the BBC's 'Desert Island Disks', he would include a Truax album in his top choices.

"When he performs, it is a spectacle - the originality and seeming impossibility of what he does is much of the appeal." -The Guardian

"Truax is shaping up nicely as one of the great rock eccentrics" - Uncut

"Genius." -NME

"His gigs are extraordinary, like cabaret nights fizzing with showmanship." -Q http://www.thomastruax.com/

(Dyr is Old Norse for Deer)

Hailing from Hull in England, Sally Currie is otherwise known as The Dyr Sister. As a multi-instrumentalist she conjures up surreal tales with the aid of a viola, a mandolin, her voice and an array of found sounds. Sally performs her catalogue of haunting and ethereal modern day folk songs as a one-woman band, painting a fascinating canvas of sound as she goes. Her original and innovative pieces are influenced by a wide range of genres from jungle and dubstep through trip hop and hip hop and ending somewhere deep amongst the many varieties of traditional folk music from around the world. She released her debut album “Fairy Tales for the Modern Gentleman – Volume One” in June 2015. She put a further EP out in 2016 called the Demonstration Extended Play.

Visit www.thedyrsister.co.uk to find out about upcoming shows and see live videos!

“In the often homogenous world of underground music scenes, thank goodness for The Dyr Sister. The perfect blend of avant-garde, melodicism and out-thereness”.

Mr Douglas Anderson – broadcaster, writer and filmmaker.

“The Dyr Sister is a rare artistic gem of contemporary folk talent!”

Jon Vyner – Tidal Concerts/The Camden Underworld

"One of the most artistically ambitious artists on our list, The Dyr Sister sounds like some wonderful collaboration between Thom Yorke and Shirley Collins. With the latter putting folk back on the map at the end of last year, there’s no better time to check out The Dyr Sister’s solo approach to performance and song-making."

Fred Perry Subculture - 20 Hull bands you need to hear now.