It’s hotter than July over at Cornerstoned Productions this month. We’re delighted to announce that we’re teaming up with stateside psychobilly band, Hymn For Her, as they take on the Scottish leg of their European tour.

We’ve shows in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, each one with stylistically distinct supports, both of which are consistent with the wild and wonderful range of influences that make up Hymn for Her. The Glasgow showcase will display the cities’ subtle; soulful dimensions, with support from the supremely talented singer-songwriters: Cara Rose and Riley. If you’ve a taste for a bit of southern spice, then be sure to make it either of these shows, as Hymn For Her are a true oddity and are not to missed.

 

The draw of a band like Hymn For Her comes not only from the music itself, which is incredible, but from the character, or rather, the characters: Lucy and Wayne. The couple’s first album as Hymn For Her, “YEAR of the GOLDEN PIG”, was released ten years ago, and listening back to it now I hear a band in it’s honeymoon stage. It’s a release that is packed to the brim with unfettered emotion and twee romance, it sounds like your first kiss. Every release since has shown the duo becoming more and more confident, accomplished, and unhinged. Their sound has developed over time just as the relationship of a young couple develops, going from shy to comfortable, and that level of comfort has allowed the group to release ambitious record after ambitious record, all of which have in some way reshaped the genre, and reshaped the bands sound.

Tickets for Broadcast on July 25th

On support we have two budding Glaswegian singer songwriters, but first I’ll give you the low down on Cara Rose.

Cara is a fantastically well rounded artist: she has the songwriting chops, she has the musically ability to carry them, and she has a terrifyingly strong control over her voice. Mostly operating with her smooth, soulful chest voice, she also has the capability to use her head voice to expand her tesitura up to stellar peaks. Her song, Learn to Speak, demonstrates this ability wonderfully, and is a personal favourite of mine. On the song, Cara attempts to come to terms with the fact that the only way she’ll progress is if she learns to express her emotions, is if she learns to “translate (her) thoughts”. She may have trouble expressing her thoughts to those close to her, but through song she expresses her wonderfully, especially on this track, where she hones in on an insecurity which affects almost all of us.

 

Riley is another sing-songwriter with excellent vocal ability, though her music is distinctively more pop-influenced.

Her most recent single, Mr. Gray, is an upbeat banger which seamlessly blends pop and country, reminiscent of bygone-era Taylor Swift, as well as other Nashville-pop crossover acts such as Lady Antebellum. Riley also has the ability to switch the mood from bubbly to lugubrious, with songs like Autumn Eyes, which is a heartfelt ballad that really displays her singing capabilities. Riley certainly has a lot of promise, and we feel that her take on the country genre will contrast nicely with what the other groups have to offer on the night.

Callum Partridge

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