HALF WAIF announces UK tour & European dates. Shares Gigi Masin remix of "Back in Brooklyn"
Nandi Rose Plunkett and her band prepare to bring her tender and intoxicating new record to the UK for a string of headline shows this September.
“‘Half Waif on defiant form and using the full breadth of her songwriting talents.” - 8/10, Loud & Quiet (Album of the Week)
“In Half Waif’s quest for some kind of calmness they’ve actually made an album that, inwardly, burns furiously.” - **** NME
“This record is a seamlessly beautiful and intoxicating affair.” - 8/10, Clash
“As raw & organic as the tender subject matter she brings to light, Plunkett’s music is bracing in its nakedness.” - GoldFlakePaint
“Shimmery, glittering hypnotic pop showers this intimate new album… Breathless imagery with dynamism.” - Aesthetica
“She’s always been a powerful performer, but she’s nailed the careful art of crafting an album with Lavender.” - **** The Skinny
“A striking album of beautifully rendered and deeply layered synth-pop.” - 7.8, Pitchfork
Following the release of her stunning new album ‘Lavender’, out now on Cascine, Half Waif has announced Autumn European tour dates and shared a reworking of “Back in Brooklyn” by Gigi Masin.
One of the many stand-out moments of ‘Lavender’, the stark simplicity of “Back In Brooklyn” encapsulates the earthy, poignant rumination and touching lyricism that sets Half Waif apart from the rest. Now, Italian composer Gigi Masin has reworked the track, swapping piano for pulsing electronics.
Listen to “Back in Brooklyn (Gigi Masin remix)": https://
Half Waif began in 2012 as a vehicle for the thoughts, stories and songs of Nandi Rose Plunkett. Since then, alongside bandmates Adan Carlo and Zack Levine, Half Waif has created a powerful sound that’s designed to be both immediate and experimental — song structures that shift and interlock underneath swells of synth, surges of percussion and undulating melodies upon which ride waves of intricate vocals. Lyrically, Half Waif traverses complex emotional landscapes. Influenced by Nandi’s Williamstown, Massachusetts, upbringing as the daughter of an Indian refugee mother and an American father of Irish/Swiss descent, Half Waif’s songs are forever searching to understand what it means to be truly “home.”
Opening a new era for the project, this new album expands upon themes of travel and leaving home to include connections Nandi forged with the women in her family, and was named for her grandmother Asha – a nod to the lavender she would pluck from her garden and boil on the stove.
‘Lavender’ was co-produced by David Tolomei and mastered by Heba Kadry. It is available now via Casine - https://
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June 6, 2018 3:54pm by Stereo Sanctity