Why you should check out Tara Jane O'Neil and Ela Orleans, by Michael Kasparis

Why you should check out Tara Jane O'Neil and Ela Orleans, by Michael Kasparis

The Night School Records founder recommends the atmospheric, experimental music double-bill

Tara Jane O'Neil's trajectory from bass player in legendary 90s group Rodan to wandering troubadour songstress has taken in everything from slight, acoustic confessions to dusty, feedback-soaked guitar abstractions. The first time I saw her live was in a DIY space, surrounded by lamps and fairy lights, in Olympia, Washington. It was a tumultuous, emotional wringer she put the audience through – unafraid to explore the space with distorted, wig-out guitars and loops before swooping back into a fragile, poignant whisper to let some light through. It was totally entrancing and, by the time the last echo had faded, it felt like awakening from some other universe – I'm thrilled to be able to do it all over again. Ela Orleans should need no introduction, of course: a true master of atmosphere and the perfect gateway to a glorious head-trip of an evening.

Tara Jane O'Neil and Ela Orleans, Glad Café, Glasgow, Tue 10 Jun. Night School all-dayer, featuring Molly Nilsson, Yong Yong, Clip ArtUbre Blanca, Hausfrau and more, The Art School, Glasgow, Sun 25 May.

Tara Jane ONeil

The multi-intrumentalist, composer and founding member of art punk band, Rodan tours her new solo album Where Shine New Lights.

Night School All Day

To celebrate the beginning of summer Night School presents an all day/nighter featuring performances by nine artists as well as a BBQ and late night party. Performances include pop chanteuse Molly Nilsson's only UK gig, the return of San Franciscan analog house punk Group Rhoda as well as Yong Yong, Meddicin, Happy Meals…

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