Wednesday 24th April | 8pm
The Forge, Colston Yard, Bristol BS1 5BD
Tickets: £10 +BF
Mesadorm return to Bristol for an intimate performance showcasing songs from upcoming album ‘Epicadus’, where songs from their debut ‘Heterogaster’ (BBC Introducing’s best album of 2018) are re-imagined using acoustic instruments in the stunning Eype Church, Dorset. Don’t miss this one-off show!
You have probably already heard Blythe Pepino’s voice. By the end of 2016, she had released her major label debut as frontwoman of Vaults, sung on that year’s John Lewis Christmas ad and toured with London Grammar. Not one to compromise her artistic vision, in early 2017 she turned her back on the major label existence to pursue her penchant for the strange and leftfield with new band, Mesadorm.
A band of experienced musicians, the quintet includes sought-after session players Daisy Palmer (Paloma Faith, Goldfrapp, Rae Morris) and Jo Silverston (Frank Turner, The Unthanks, The Magnetic North). Moving back to Pepino’s roots as a leftfield genre-bending songwriter, Mesadorm draws influence from contemporary electronic passions like Caribou, Grizzly Bear and Sylvan Esso, as well as from great female songwriters Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush. Their writing sits somewhere between the domestic observation of Suzanne Vega and the powerful, elemental other-worldliness of Bjork.