The intense intimacy and open vulnerability of a live Emma Ruth Rundle show probably won’t be a surprise to anybody who has listened to her latest release, Marked For Death. It’s an album that feels a little bit like you’re reading somebody’s private journals – but they’re left wide open for you, nothing to hide, nowhere to hide. During her sets on her recent tour around Europe, so enraptured were the audiences that you could have heard a pin drop; Rundle had them bewitched.
Don’t be fooled by the lullaby-esque lilt or the often minimalist arrangement of the songs; Marked for Death is a heavy album; thick with emotion and densely packed with honesty. The nuanced weight of loss and longing resonates.
Given that Marked For Death’ is likely to be making an appearance on our album of the year lists here at Roadburn HQ, we’re thrilled to announce that Emma Ruth Rundle will be performing at Roadburn 2017. Having last performed at Roadburn with Marriages in 2015 – a show that a lucky few got to witness at Cul de Sac, whilst the rest of us stood on tip toes by the door – we’re very happy to welcome Emma back to Tilburg.
Roadburn Festival 2017 will take place April 20-23 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are now on sale!