Joana Serrat announces UK tour and performances on Killkenny Roots Festival02-12-2021
Joana Serrat continues touring on "Hardcore From The Heart", today she announces a string of UK dates and performances on Killkenny Roots Festival in Ireland.
Her fifth album, Hardcore From The Heart, starts with loss and ends with acceptance of the impossibility of achieving an ideal life, examining the imbalance that exists between the life lived and the ideal sought. Its title is borrowed from the book by sexologist and essayist Annie Sprinkles to reflect the nuanced, emotional and introspective journey that Serrat pursues in her lyrics and music.
On Hardcore From The Heart, Joana is joined by some of the musicians she worked with on Dripping Springs – including guitarist Joey McClellan (Rufus Wainwright, Midlake, BNQT, John Grant, Elle King) and bassist Aaron McClellan (Josh T. Pearson, BNQT, Israel Nash) – who are joined by drummer McKenzie Smith (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, First Aid Kit) and keyboard-player Jesse Chandler (Mercury Rev). The magical varnish of mastering this flammable and fragile material is down to sound engineer Heba Kadry (Slowdive, Beach House, Future Islands).
The end result is a painfully honest and moving album, which grows on you with each hearing as new and rich complexities are discovered. Hardcore From The Heart showcases Serrat’s best vocal performance to date and marks a literary peak in her songwriting career.
26/04: Bexhill, UK - De La Warr Pavilion
27/04: London, UK - Green Note
29/04: Kilkenny, IRL - Kilkenny Roots Festival
30/04: Kilkenny, IRL - Kilkenny Roots Festival
03/05: Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
04/05: Newcastle, UK - The Cluny2
05/05: Brighton, UK - Komedia Studio