Solo artist Oli Spleen will launch his new album, Gaslight Illuminations, and celebrate his joint birthday with collaborator Mishkin Fitzgerald from Birdeatsbaby, at the Hope & Ruin in Brighton on Saturday, February 9 from 8pm.
COMPOSED after the death of his father, Oli’s second studio album, in collaboration with Brighton indie-noir band Birdeatsbaby, touches on raw and personal themes including the emotional fallout of a toxic relationship.
Darryl W. Bullock, author of David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music, says: “With Gaslight Illuminations, Oli Spleen comes of age. Battle-scarred and world-weary he may be, but Gaslight Illuminations is his most tender and personal collection to date.
“Touching on French chanson and Weimar cabaret, on death and loss, Gaslight Illuminations is a mesmerising work from an artist who has embraced his maturity.”
The launch will also include performances from Pink Narcissus, Hana Piranha, Birdeatsbaby and Oli Spleen’s Gaslight Band.
Event: Launch of Oli Spleen’s Gaslight Illuminations
Where: Hope & Ruin, 11-12 Queens Rd, Brighton, BN1 3WA
When: Saturday, February 9
Time: From 8pm
Cost: Free entry.