New Music From Lux Alma & MissKate
Electro goddess Lux Alma and soul popstress MissKate have teamed up to create their musical baby. “In The Place “ to be released on the 15th Oct
It is a perfect synthesis of MissKate’s dark lyrics and Lux Alma’s deep but uplifting beats and synths.
Alma and Kate have toured the world together with Thisispopbaby’s hit show RIOT, but never collaborated on a track before, so this is a first for the award winning artists .
With both voices on the track, they are a perfect juxtaposition for a song about “the place between asleep and awake” where dark meets light, trauma and ecstasy, pleasure and pain, good and evil co – exist.
In addition to the single release on 15th Oct just before Halloween, a suitably spooky video, shot on 360 virtual reality camera by Juliana Scodeler will make its debut – an experimental but exciting project that they produced against all odds during lockdown with eight dancers in The Complex on Arran Street, choreographed by the award winning Philip Connaghton.
“A distopian “Shakespeare’s Sister, Stay” vibe.” Look out for updates online on the coming release and upcoming shows.
Alma is an award winning composer, sound designer and musician, working throughout Ireland, Europe, Australia and America. LUX ALMA is her solo, electro-folk act with music that is sometimes contemplative, sometimes pulsing, concentrating on themes of female strength and Irish mythology, all wrapped in a dreamy electro aesthetic with Alma’s soaring vocal at its core.
As musical director and performer with the hit show RIOT by thisispopbaby, Alma is no stranger to the stage. She has also sung for the likes of Saint Sister, Villagers, The Coronas, Sorcha Richardson, AE Mak and Roisin O, gigged with I Have a Tribe and Sun Collective, and supported acts including Wallis Bird and The Lost Brothers. Her trio The Evertides were a mainstay of the Irish folk scene for a number of years, playing all the major folk festivals and getting broad radio play throughout Ireland.
She works with many media including theatre, film, circus, live art, music and animation. She blurs the lines between music and sound in all of her work which includes Very Old Man With Enormous Wings (Collapsing Horse), RIOT (THISISPOPBABY), riverrun (Olwen Fouéré), and The Elephantom (National Theatre UK).
Alma is an associate artist with THISISPOPBABY and has written music for many of their successful projects including RIOT, Elevator and WERK. She is also an associate artist with The National Folk Theatre at Siamsa Tire for whom she created the audio-visual project To The Sea – an elemental celebration of the ocean.
Nature and the environment play a key role in much of her work, both thematically and by using real world sounds in her music.
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Kate is a singer/songwriter, actor and director from Dublin. Performing solo now, she lit up festival stages in 2019 with her new act at BeatYard, Love Sensation, Block Party, and Heineken Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. A mix of Hiphop, Triphop, RnB and House, Kate released an EP in 2019 produced by MathMan- the soundtrack to her self penned stage show WALK FOR ME, including the summer Pride anthem JUST BE as one of the stand out singles.
Whilst with her band prior (an 8 piece funk and soul ensemble), Kate released an EP MISSKATE and THE HIGHER STATE and a follow up EP “A collection of remixes” by Daithi, Hystereo, Bastien Keb, Fatty Fatty and Bobofunk to name a few, and played many festivals including Main Stage at Groove Festival, Castlepalooza, headlined at The Metropole for Cork Jazz Festival and played many venues around Dublin including Sugar Club, Grand Social, Tivoli, Workman’s and Liquor Rooms.
In 2021 she made her directorial debut in short film with CHERRY (Official Selection Galway Film Fleadh 2021) She has directed her last three music videos, TOOK THE LIFE, GET ME (Due for release early 2022, A video cola with Kate’s brother, graphic artist Johnny Brennan) and a collaboration with Lux Alma IN THE PLACE due for release later this year.
Theatre work includes Conversations after Sex (Thisispopbaby), her self penned show WALK FOR ME (Project Arts Centre), Restoration (Shaun Dunne), Evening Train (Everyman Palace), RIOT (THISISPOPBABY), The Plough and the Stars (Lyric Hammersmith/ Abbey Theatre) Crestfall ITTA nomination Best Ensemble (Druid), The White Devil (Shakespeare’s Globe), Hedda Gabler, The Risen People, Terminus, Saved, Playboy of the Western World (Abbey Theatre), The Night Alive (Lyric /Gaiety), Wuthering Heights, Salome (Gate), Witness, Best Man, ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Irish Times Theatre Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress ,Love and Money, ITTA nomination for Best Actress (Project/ Everyman) , Yerma (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Sanctuary Lamp (Arcola Theatre London).
Film/TV includes KIN (Townsend Film/AMC) Float like a Butterfly (Samson) Fading Away (Filmbase), Inspector Jury (IJ Prods), Chasing Green (Hallmark), Doll House winner of Best Ensemble Acting Odessa Film Festival (Visit Films ), Raw, Fair City (RTÉ), The Tudors (HBO).