Gia Margaret

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Chicago singer/songwriter/producer Gia Margaret describes her music as sleep rock. It's a genre all her own, combining elements of folk, shoegaze, slowcore, ambient electronica and trip hop. For her self-produced debut album, There's Always Glimmer(out July 27, 2018 on Orindal Records), Gia Margaret crafted twelve gorgeously melancholic lullabies to combat her own insomnia, and to salvage some beauty from the brighter and darker moments of her life.

There's Always Glimmer explores relationships between friends, family members and significant others, often in past tense. Sparse verses isolate mundane moments of domestic and urban life, and choruses ache with earnest expressions of yearning and loss. The disarmingly simple language of Gia Margaret's lyrics, when carried by the melodic sparkle of her singing voice, have the power to elevate an ordinary moment into something supremely nostalgic and sentimental. A ride on a train, a hand on a shoulder, a dog in a yard, the light of the moon through an apartment window are each made significant and sacred, worthy of examination and preservation.

As much as it addresses the unease in our lives, each song on There's Always Glimmer is steeped in loving comfort, awash with gentle sounds to usher the still minutes before dreams come, when we're left alone amidst the shadows and the echoes of our memory. There's Always Glimmer exists to fill the darkness and the quiet.

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Tour dates 2019

At 7 venues:

The Hope & Ruin, Brighton

10–12 Queens Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3WA

Sun 8 Sep

£11.25 / 01273 325793

Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds

27-29 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 1BL

Wed 4 Sep

£11 / 0113 345 5820

The Louisiana, Bristol

Wapping Road, Bristol, Avon, BS1 4RH

Sat 7 Sep

£11 / 0117 966 3615

Now Wave, Manchester

38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DA

Mon 2 Sep


St Pancras Church, London NW1

Euston Road, London, NW1 2BA

Thu 5 Sep

£12.65 / 020 8558 6982

St Pancras Old Church, London NW1

Pancras Road, Camden Town, London, NW1 1UL

Thu 5 Sep


Yes, Manchester

38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB

Mon 2 Sep

£11.30 / 0161 720 4090

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