A.A. Williams + Karin Park
Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Tuesday 15 November 2022
Death-gospel maverick A.A. Williams returns to the Supersonic stage as part of an EU/UK headline tour, celebrating a brand new album. She proves ’heavy’ doesn’t have to mean ‘loud’ with her crafted melancholic sound submerged in Gothic influence.
Swells of ambience from delicate yet decisive strums of guitar and glistening percussion give way to her sailing and unique vocal performances. Signed to Bella Union records to release her debut album Forever Blue, this is an artist who has been aligned with the likes of Chelsea Wolfe, but is seemingly moulded by the fragility and experimentation of Radiohead and PJ Harvey.
Through a rapturous blend of post-rock and post-classical, A.A Williams is a fantastic musician as well as songwriter; playing the guitar, cello and piano, her voice has the controlled delivery of a seasoned chanteuse whilst still channelling the rawest of emotions.
“weightlessness and stunning song-craft”
– Echoes & Dust
To know of Karin’s background is to be impressed; an award winning musician, actress and model who straddles the blurry line between accessibility and darkness. Her 2020 album, Church of Imagination, is a great place to start to familiarise yourself with her hypnotic, darkened dream pop.