This is an archive item from Supersonic 2019

“A supernatural soprano has earned Von Hausswolff frequent (and not unjust) comparisons to Kate Bush. Dead Magic sees her shaking off those parallels, stretching from honeyed laments to hex-breaking wails and alien ululations that feel entirely her own.” The Guardian

Anna von Hausswolff returns to the Supersonic stage once more after stunning the crowd in Birmingham’s Town Hall in 2017. Since then, Anna has gone on to release her fourth album Dead Magic met with much critical acclaim.

Her music defies categorisation, it is not about gothic rock, pop, drone, dark music or metal, this is music of the spirit and the blood; the feast and the ritual; the baptism and the epitaph; life and its absence in all its poetics; a communion in which one dies and returns to life many times.