Snap Scene: Sharon Van Etten, Hamer Hall – 11th June 2019

Snap Scene: Sharon Van Etten, Hamer Hall – 11th June 2019 by Mary Boukouvalas

Touring with her five-piece band, she returns to Australia for the first time since 2015 after recently guest starring in the Netflix series The OA and David Lynch’s revival of Twin Peaks. Taking inspiration from the likes of Portishead and Nick Cave, Van Etten’s new album veers towards the darker moods that glimmer at the edges of her music. Written while pregnant, studying psychology and pursuing acting; this album was created in stolen time; the scraps of hours between her many passions.

Remind Me Tomorrow sees Van Etten put down the guitar, edging towards piano, deep drones and distinctive sharp drums. The first song released, ‘Comeback Kid’, “leaps from the speakers in rainy streaks of synth and thunderous snares” (Pitchfork). With curling low vocals and brave intimacy, this is an ambitious album that provokes our most sensitive impulses; both a milestone and turning point for Van Etten.

About Mary Boukouvalas 1090 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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