Caitlin Rose 2013

Caitlin Rose The Basement

Exploring your emotions can make for a good song, but it’s shining light on those which plague us all that builds the backbone of the truly great ones. Coupled with tireless melodies that seep into the small spaces between your bones; it’s the kind of music that brings on little movements when life has gotten too stiff. This is what Caitlin Rose does best.

And Sydney siders will have the chance to see just that when she returns for one special show in October at The Basement on Friday Oct 25.

Her lyrics – visceral, illustrative, witty and wry – are pieces of stories that examine matters of the heart through a unique lens that makes us all see a bit more clearly: from the loneliness of relationships, to palpable dissolving human connectivity, to the loss of love with none of the melodrama. At her core, Nashville’s Rose is a storyteller and a song-crafter who is more interested in what’s being produced than how it helps her along the way.

Her acclaimed debut album Own Side Now, released in 2010, was personally inspired and what stood out most was its ability to paint a picture and tell a near-cinematic story. What stands out with The Stand In, released earlier in 2013 and described by Uncut Magazine as “One of the first truly great Americana albums of 2013″ is she is more interested in telling tales than spilling confessionals.

“For me the intention behind any song is writing a good one,” Rose says “and to create something worthy enough to share with other people” Rose’s songs, however, are way beyond worthy. They’re downright necessary.

Joining Caitlin and band will be the latest and greatest SPUNK signing, Melbourne’s JIMMY TAIT in their first ever Sydney performance. Don’t let the name fool you, JIMMY TAIT is an ensemble of talented gals and guys delivering tunes to take listeners on a journey of heartbreak and hope, all within the confines of a four minute pop song. With their debut album out on October 4, the timing couldn’t be better.

To make this Friday night even more special, we are presenting the first ever clash of LOVE POLICE V SPUNK RECORDS DJs. Head honchos of both mobs will be spinning the fine tunes all night long making the night as ripe as a cherry. Oh, and if you don’t know, The Basement now has world class, authentic Mexican food available at the highly rated LA LUPITA.

So there you go CAITLIN ROSE & BAND, JIMMY TAIT, LOVE POLICE V SPUNK DJ CLASH all on one large night!!!

“Rose’s voice is one of the finest instruments to grace country music in decades” – Album of the Week – The Sunday Times

“Through her indie-leaning yet twanging vocals, Rose reveals a talent for conveying her emotions through opaque narratives instead of straight forward confessionals” – Rolling Stone

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Date City Venue
23/10/13 Melbourne, VIC Melbourne Festival
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $45.
With Special Guest Henry Wagons.

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24/10/13 Melbourne, VIC Melbourne Festival
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $45.
With Special Guest Henry Wagons.

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25/10/13 Sydney, NSW The Basement
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $33.00 + Booking Fee.

Tickets from Love Police, The Basement &

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