The profound quality of Honey Harper’s cosmic country is engrossing. Full of self-reflection and insight, there is plenty of contradiction and complexity, but everything is smoothly held together in lyrics, sound and composition.
Within the first few moments of their self-titled new album, Honey Harper & The Infinite Sky deliver a dashed-off statement on the trappings of country music and their desire for transcendence: “I’m sick and tired of three chords and the truth/I think I’m ready for some computer blues.” In keeping with the album’s kaleidoscopic references—the Bee Gees, Frank Ocean, Greek mythology, sci-fi futurism—that lyric evolved from an in-studio discussion of French philosopher Jean Baudrillard and his theory of simulation.
Despite the high level of conceptualization that went into its creation, the record embodies an irresistibly loose and groove-heavy sound that hits with an immediate impact. Honey Harper’s chief calling card – that silky, ever-smooth voice – still drives the moment, but the surrounding atmosphere is more organic than celestial: pianos glisten across the surface, electric guitars wail like they’re straight out of a scene from some old western, and the drums sound Earthy and proximal.
Presented by Bristol Beacon
Start Time: 20.00
“A fusion of traditional country and spellbinding dream-pop proved to be the sort of tectonic shift that could alter the musical landscape.”
The Crofters Rights
Getting to the venue
Location: The Crofters Rights is located near Bristol city centre in Stokes Croft, 550m from The Bearpit and opposite Carriageworks.
Hanging cycle parking is available upon request. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.
On street parking is available 200m from the venue. The nearest car parks are St James Barton multi-storey (319 spaces) and Brunswick Square (48 spaces).
Bristol Clean Air Zone
The Crofters Rights is outside but close to the Bristol Clean Air Zone. View a map of the Zone and check if your vehicle will be charged.
Nine Tree Hill bus stop is 100m from the venue. City Centre bus stops are 600m away towards Cabot Circus.
The Crofters Rights is accessible from street level via three steps. The venue is not fully accessible by wheelchair.
There are no accessible toilets at the venue. Toilets are located in the basement via a spiral staircase with 9 steps.
Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue.
There is no induction loop facility at this venue.
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