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Blind Dog Studio Presents: Mally Harpaz+Hazel Iris


The Victoria

451 Queensbridge Road E8 3AS London

Gig Description

Blind Dog Studio Presents is back at one of our favourite venues
featuring Mally Harpaz with her full band, Hazel Iris, especially here from Berlin for this performance, and new Blind Dog Studio featured artist - Ben Fox Smith

London based multi instrumentalist Mally Harpaz (Anna Calvi, Hazel Iris, James Marples) is back with her full band to perform her original compositions from her debut solo album Zoom In Zoom Out. These compositions were predominantly written as part of a collaboration with video artist Clara Aparicio Yoldi.

“There are some compositions that were created to inspire, and Mally Harpaz’s 'Zoom In Zoom Out' is fuelled by them.
Zoom In Zoom Out is a score; tracks like ‘Voices’ and ‘Not Without Pain’ say everything that has to be said: to anyone, wherever they are when listening. For me, a dark room through studio headphones with an aching soul” - Get in Her Ears

“Mally Harpaz is a multi-instrumentalist and a daring experimenter and “Zoom in zoom out” is the shining and exciting manifesto of her talent. “Zoom in Zoom out” is a jumble of sounds expressed with great poetry and effect, a jumble of sounds that, with great intrinsic tension, unleash in us irrepressible emotions. At times, listening to this album, one has the impression that the music wants to question us” and dig inside us” - System Failure


Avant-Pop & Indie-Folk artist Hazel Iris weaves together lyrics and instrumentation to create sonic tapestries of social and emotional commentary á la Kate Bush and Tori Amos.
Her latest album Nine Sisters was recorded at Hollywood’s famous Sunset Sound Studio and was hailed by the Sound Shark as “Ushered in with a twist of heart-warming eccentricity, this classically trained and extraordinarily talented spirit explores ethereal folk strolls, upbeat pomp and splendour and haunting but touching ballads, while effortlessly blurring the lines of indie, electronic, folk, and classical music with the wave of her wand.”
With a background in classical music, her work is inspired by the richly layered and sometimes mysterious storytelling patterns in Chanson and Folk, and she has performed extensively on underground stages in the UK, Germany and the USA.
Returning to London in the format of an intimate trio with composer/accordionist Aine McLoughlin and composer/cellist Matt Constantine, her lavish and ghostly sounds carry her audience on an intimate journey of expressive exploration.
“Her material and performance is outstanding.” - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6
“Hazel’s work in bringing popular music closer to theatre and classical music is
refreshing and exciting.” - Shure UK



Frank Black came out of the shower in a small towel, it was the first day of their tour together and Ben had not predicted the nature of his first meeting with one of his heroes.
Ben Fox Smith is still painfully under-rated. At just 17 Ben signed to Big Cat Records (Pavement, Grandaddy) as the singer-songwriter for Stony Sleep (Peel sessions) and produced two seminal albums which took them around the globe.
After Big Cat was sold to V2 Ben formed Serafin and signed to Taste Media (Muse) and made an acclaimed album with Dave Sardy (Soulwax, Dandy Warhols).
Without compromise Ben embarked on an experimental musical journey producing 12 other albums and 2 E.Ps.
Taciturn Lanzerac is focused, playful and poignant - hear for yourself!

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£8 online / £12 On the door

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