Today, our new music spotlight is on GAZEL
Line-up: GAZEL ALGAN
About: GAZEL is an essential new UK talent for 2019. A genre-blending artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Gazel is readying the release of her debut album ‘Gazel’s Book of Souls’. The album follows the myth-like story of a young girl who seeks to find the cause of a mysterious fire which destroyed her village, and in the process encounters a variety of ‘souls’ who dwell in her town’s collective unconscious, each of which is represented by a different track on the album. Influenced by Jungian archetypes, mystical philosophy and the folk music of her Middle-Eastern roots, the album is an eclectic and captivating blend of subtle electronica, folk and pop.
What Hidden Herd say: It’s often harder to find artists that pursue pure originality, yet when you do it’s oh-so rewarding. Mixing equatorial flavours into her music, GAZEL delivers a dose of upbeat, sun-kissed alt-pop that’s notably refreshing and the perfect track to see out the last of the summer.
For fans of: Bjork, Kate Bush
Thursday 10 October – The Eagle Inn, Manchester
Sunday 13 October – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Saturday 19 October – Sound Basement, Liverpool
Sunday 20 October – The Brunswick, Brighton
Monday 04 November – St Pancras Old Church, London
Latest track: ‘WALK ON LAND’