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Saint Agnes + Soeur: live review & photos

Live review and photos by Keira Anee @ Dingwalls, 25 Oct 2019

Last night was the first time I’ve seen Saint Agnes in a long time, maybe even a couple of years. From the beginning, a friend of mine recommended them highly and back then interviewed singer Kitty for one of the first issues of the photo journal, 98 Wounds.

Six years later, and it was fantastic to see them having sold out Dingwalls, and I hear other dates on this tour, too! I remember a while back speaking to the band about music they were listening to, and them telling me about times they would sit around together, in silence, listening to a whole album by The Doors, or Metallica. Their live set certainly suggests these phenomenal influences – all, of course, opened with bassist Ben, in a bunny costume, staring menacingly at the crowd. That is, before the rest of the horror clad zombie band stepping out and showing the room insane amounts of energy!

It was also fantastic to finally see support band for the Saint Agnes tour, Soeur. With a lot of great stuff coming from Bristol at the moment (I love No Violet) they make my home city look, if I may, ‘bangin’.

It’s only a day later and I want to see them again, perhaps a Loud Women show…?

Saint Agnes: Brother – track of the day

Today’s track of the day is the brutally good new single from Saint Agnes, Brother – taken from EP Family Strange.

Kitty A. Austen (vocals/guitar), explains:

“Saint Agnes and our wider family are a fucked up tribe of weirdos, outsiders and freaks, and we are a home for anyone who’s never felt like they quite fitted. Our new EP is a celebration of the strange.

“We wanted to create something that was bold in its simplicity and disarming in its honesty. The songs have a child-like narrative – a direct voice that cuts straight to the heart of things in a way that only a kid can. The songs are about powerlessness and empowerment, bullying and being a bully, loving and hating the same person. The imagery is twisted and disturbing with shadows and monsters – just how a kid imagines things.”

Catch Saint Agnes on tour in the UK imminently:

Wed 16 Oct – Manchester, England – Jimmy’s 

Thu 17 Oct – Glasgow, Scotland – Broadcast 

Fri 18 Oct – Edinburgh, Scotland – Sneaky Pete’s 

Sat 19 Oct – Liverpool, England – Arts Club 

Thu 24 Oct – London, England – Dingwalls 

Sat 26 Oct – Sheffield, England – Record Junkee