+ ANNOUNCES JULY HEADLINE SHOWS
BEIJA FLO is back with a spectacular new video for her latest single “Waiting for the Sun”.
The new visuals directed by Sam O’Leary (notable for his work with hit BBC series ‘Inside No.9’ and supernatural videos for the likes of Witch Fever and Bleach Boy) are as surreal as they are sublime and bring a whole new dimension to Beija’s latest release.
Bearing witness to the day the laughter dies, the viewer is drawn into the back streets of Liverpool to the most unusual of murder scenes. Starring Beija herself, along with a cast of clowns and a sprinkling of psychedelic animation from the mind of Sam O’Leary, the results are a lysergic blend of tragedy and comedy that make for an engrossing watch. Speaking about the new video, its director Sam O’leary says:
As word continues to spread like wildfire, Beija will now be offering musos a chance to catch her spellbinding live set at a stretch of UK & Irish solo dates this July. Confirmed dates and details (so far) are included below:
Tue 5th – Ruby Sessions, Doyles Bar, Dublin
Thu 7th – Oporto, Leeds
Fri 8th – DINA, Sheffield
Sat 9th – QUARRY, Liverpool
Wed 13th – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Tue 19th – Rough Trade, Nottingham
29-31st – Deer Shed Festival, North Yorkshire
Tickets on sale here:
Impossible to pin down, Beija Flo’s sound is one that encompasses everything from open hearted balladry to acerbic punk. Tackling everything from love and relationships through to mental and sexual health. She is truly an artist for our times, juxtaposing her darkest moments against those of enduring hope. To witness Beija Flo live is an unforgettable experience. Songs, performance and costumes aside she provokes a conversation that many would shy away from. Beija Flo’s reality is weaved through music, poetry and the narrative she shares with an ever growing audience.
The Essex-native now calls Liverpool her home. Involved in lots of happenings in the burgeoning arts scene, she is a regular life-model, part of the Eggy Records (who released singles ‘Mary’ and ‘Nudes’) fold of exciting musicians, and a member of performing arts collective The Secret Circus. Spontaneous and with an undying lust for creative output, it’s impossible to say what she’ll turn her hand to next.
She has made a name for herself at independent music venues throughout the UK by rocking up with her laptop and leotard and demonstrating her deep ability to captivate audiences with this simple set up. Beija Flo’s live set has since evolved to incorporate a full band experience into what she can offer. Sometimes she can be found with a piano, sometimes just her poems, but she is always the centre of attention.
Beija Flo is a recent recipient of Help Musicians’ Do It Differently fund, which is enabling her to fund vital promotion of her next two singles.
All of Beija Flo’s music, along with a selection of poetry, merch and artwork, is available on her Bandcamp, with all the proceeds funding these current releases. She recently launched a fanclub, to share exclusive art prints, demos and more: https://iambeijaflo.bandcamp.com/
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