Tasseomancy

Tasseomancy ‘Do Easy’ at Oslo

Tasseomancy are taking their new album ‘Do Easy’ on the road.

The European trek includes a date at Oslo in Hackney on 8 February.

Featuring sisters Sari and Romy Lightman (former members of Austra) as well as Johnny Spence and Evan Cartwright, the group specialise in lush dream-pop as evidenced by Kate Bush-flavoured lead single ‘Missoula’.

“’Missoula’ is a song for the roaming and an ode to the Unknown,” reveal the Canadian twin sisters. “There are so many transient people on the planet today, both fleeing and voluntarily in motion. I can’t speak for their experience, but as an artist, I find myself moving often. There is the desire to stay, the urge for going, and the split feelings of being a floating, uprooted bag of mostly water.

“‘Missoula’ has a repetitive hebraic melody at its centre, coming from a lineage of wandering Jews. A nod to one of my favourite Pentangle recordings, Let no man steal your thyme.”

Second single ‘29 Palms’, in turn, is more of an ambient swoon.

“To us,” say the Lightman sisters, “this song encapsulates so much: written for women; for artists and for any human who has ever felt themselves falling into nothingness while grasping at their own poetic string. Whether it be a loss of self, loss of another or an attempt to create meaning in what has so been recently confirmed to be an unjust and crazy-cruel world.”

 

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