words & photography by tom johnson
Life as a storm; little pockets of measured quiet and release, held on to for as long as possible between all the bluster and billowing, a way to separate things and to examine things, or to just find space and enjoy it before we leap in once more, before it leaps in to us without any foreshadowing.
Similarly music. Similarly Helena Deland’s music, just a handful of songs, for now, all crystalline guitars, all gentle pulses of noise, all soft and subtle words, and a voice layered and enveloping, a barrier to the outside world, a space for escape, for unwinding, for remembering to breathe.
‘From the Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. I & II‘ is out now
Buy it here, via Bandcamp
24th May – London, The Waiting Room (Tickets)
25th May – Manchester, Dot to Dot Festival
26th May – Bristol, Dot to Dot Festival
27th May – Nottingham, Dot to Dot Festival
29th May – Glasgow, King Tuts Wah Wah Club, supporting Ben Mhòr (Tickets)