Fears / Autre Monde / CMAT // QBP 2020
Fears / Autre Monde / CMAT
Friday 7th Feburuary | Doors 9pm
Tickets €10.00 + booking fee
Fears is Belfast/Dublin based musician and producer Constance Keane. Combining reflective electronics, acoustic samples, and haunting vocals with organic visuals. Though new as a collaborative enterprise.
Her minimalist approach centres on emotive subjects, which are at once deeply personal, yet remarkably universal. Gaining a reputation for engaging and immersive live shows, recent highlights include performances at Other Voices, Body & Soul and concerts alongside Girls Names, Epicycle and Carla dal Forno.
Her single ‘h_always’ was widely acclaimed, gaining coverage on Noisey, Huck Magazine, and voted #3 in Top 100 Irish Tracks of 2018 by The Thin Air. 2019 saw the release of ‘Fabric’ and latest single 'Bones'. One of Moving on Music’s 2018/19 Emerging Artists, Fears continues to beguile and inhabit all those who listen. â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹
Autre Monde is made up of acclaimed writers and record-makers who have attained cult followings as members of acts like Ginnels, Land Lovers, Skelocrats, No Monster Club and, indeed, Paddy Hanna. hey emerged as Popical Island's headquarters fell victim to the city’s relentless purge of cultural spaces in 2017. Indeed, the first Autre Monde rehearsal was on the last day of the Pop Inn’s existence as a venue/rehearsal/recording space on Little Britain Street. They quickly gained attention for their early singles and stirring live performances, with The Thin Air insisting they were “one of the very best bands in the country”. The Irish Times noted that Autre Monde were “mining Television, ESG, Suicide and the The Slits”, and that’s about right. A murky, exploratory self-titled EP followed (with 8-minute Can via Pentangle-channelling highlight Your Name still a favourite in live sets) before the band set out to make debut album The Imaginary Museum in summer 2018. They signed to Strange Brew in 2019 in time to release the first fruits of those sessions.
CMAT is the stage name of Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson, a pop star who lives in Glasnevin with her grandparents. Her influences include Dory Previn, John Grant, Paris Hilton, XTC and KFC. Currently, she recovering from an AliExpress addiction, and in 2020 will release her debut EP - a collection of songs that deeply reflects her love of all things superficial.