“A howl-inducing music making machine” Ruth Barnes 6 Music
LONE Taxidermist is the chaotic project of cosmic Cumbrian synth artist Natalie Sharp, also an award winning experienced makeup artist and skin decorator based in London. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally for the likes of the British Library, Philharmonie de paris, The Huffington Post, New York Times, The Guardian, BBC, Channel 4 to name but a few. With clients such as Vogue, Google and Sony and longstanding close collaboration with Gazelle Twin.
Natalie’s work is always surreal and her training in fashion and music has led her to work with a roster of artists from the ground upwards. She has been described as “An iconic misfit of the first order’” by Phyllis Cohen and continues to collaborate with esteemed photographers like Perou receiving her initial training by Rankin.
Natalie’s work has achieved Viral success as her self painted images of album artwork for International Record Store Day, putting her on the global map and opening up the art of face painting to an international audience.
Lone Taxidermist plays with the gothic and enchanting to create a disturbed beauty that exists in the darkest spaces of our minds, with saws, organs, bells, broken strings, old blues howling and an exquisite voice that could raise the dead.
On her new project Trifle she’s joined by Philip Winter (Wrangler/ Tunng) and Will Kwerk for a journey into the murky, intertwined depths of sexual food fetishes, Amsr and foley artistry. The live show features music from the group’s forthcoming debut album of the same name, and explores the shadowy worlds of sploshing, cake sitting and crush fetish. It features a visual backdrop from a series of YouTube cake fetishists, and AV artist Ross Blake’s specially commissioned projections.
We were lucky enough to get right up inside LONE Taxidermist’s Trifle at Fat Out Fest 2017 – a stupefying live experience – which we can’t wait to bring to you at Supersonic.
Also not to be missed is LONE Taxidermist and Jenny Hval’s first full stage direction with makeup, costume and blood paint for Hvals Superspecial Supersonic performance.
Trifle Trailer from Ross Blake on Vimeo.