TOUR STARTS IN VICTORIA ON MAY 24th
"Roses for Ruins would make a good companion album for Kellarissa’s Ocean Electro.
Both albums showcase electronic soundscapes with a woman’s voice at the centre, and
while Kellarissa’s leans more toward up-tempo synth pop, both feature lyrics that
touch on matters personal and environmental." - Georgia Straight
Vancouver, BC - Vancouver based electronic artist Lief Hall released her new album Roses For Ruin on April 6th and spent much of April on the road for a West Coast tour of the USA with multi-instrumentalist ERAS. After taking a short break she's back at it, heading out on the road for a string of Western Canadian shows with Kellarissa, followed by more dates in the US and Eastern Canada. See below for full tour schedule.
Lief Hall has been spending much of her recent downtime finishing up her new video for 'Glass & Obsidian' which will be premiering later this month. The track is the 3rd single from Roses for Ruin. The first single, the title track, 'Roses for Ruins' was released earlier this year when the video premiered on Exclaim!. And the second single 'Lead Blood' was released in March. Roses For Ruins is collection of songs which blends electronic beats, foreboding synths and haunting vocal harmonies into pop-flirting melodies which explore the connection between the personal and the political, nature, technology and the subconscious. Listen to full album on Spotify.
Previously a member of electronic duo MYTHS and no wave trio Mutators, Lief Hall began her solo project while living in Berlin in 2014, creating layered experimental all-vocal compositions in her album Voices (2014) and integrating dark electronic production with layered vocal harmonies in her EP Transform (2015). Recorded by Jordan Koop at The Noise Floor on Gabriola Island, Roses for Ruins marks a new direction for Hall's solo work, integrating acoustic instrumentation with Elisa Thorn on harp, Byron Peters on drums, Martin Reisle on cello and Jordan Koop on guitar.
"Releasing this album was very exciting for me because it's the first time I have incorporated acoustic instrumentation in my solo work, which has been a long time dream of mine," says Lief Hall. "I worked with amazing musicians who come from a slightly different musical background than myself, all trained in either jazz, classical or new music, but with a dedicated practice in improvisation and experimental technique. Working with them was such a pleasure and incorporating live instrumentation into my music is something I definitely plan to continue in the future."
Roses for Ruins is currently available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services. Look for Lief Hall on tour in May and June throughout Canada and the US. For more information and the most up to date tour schedule, please visit: LiefHall.com
LIEF HALL >> UPCOMING TOUR DATES
May 24 - Victoria, BC - Copper Owl w/ Kellarissa + Psychic Pollution
May 25 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore w/ Kellarissa + N.213
May 26 - Kelowna, BC - Milkcrate Records w/ Kellarissa
May 27 - Winlaw, BC - Metal Church w/ Kellarissa
May 28 - Calgary, AB - Tubby Dog w/ Kellarissa + Hello Moth
May 29 - Edmonton, AB - The Sewing Machine Factory w/ Kellarissa
May 30 - Regina, SK - T&A w/ Kellarissa, LOA + ygretz
May 31 - Saskatoon, SK - Paved w/ Kellarissa
June 1 - Winnipeg, MB - The Handsome Daughter w/ Kellarissa, Ghost Twin + Tansy
June 10 - Queens, NY - HOLO w/ Kayla Guthrie + Holy Hum
June 11 - Providence, RI - Machines with Magnets w/ Val Martino + House Red
June 14 - Boston, MA - Lilypad w/ Vehement Caress + Lure
June 15 - Montreal, QC - Psychic City w/ Petra Glynt
June 20 - Toronto, ON - Double Double Land w/ Mary Ocher, Bile Sister + Canadian Romantic
June 30 - Halifax, NS - The Seahorse w/ Jeff Pineau