at Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

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Playing the only UK date this year at The Trades Club and inspired by the brooding and evocative landscapes of hometown Hebden Bridge "Darkher’s powerful vocals are a constant soft melody of gentle melancholy and lingering sorrow skirting the heavy bass notes, pounding drums and poignant lyrics. There’s an almost overwhelming theme of conflicting powerful yet fragile elements throughout." Prog Magazine Darkher is a powerful, haunting trip through the mind and spirit of UK artist J.H. Maiven, a West Yorkshire-based Vocalist and Composer whose self Produced, captivating music is characterised by doom-laden riffs, haunting, spine-tingling vocals, emotion-drenched songs contrasted with pounding ritualistic drums. The sound of DARKHER has been described as "ghostly transmissions that sound like they were delivered by lost souls in the dead of night" and "extraordinarily evocative, full of contrasts, including both chilling loneliness and the warmth of hope" Darkher's first release, 'The Kingdom Field' EP (2014), epitomized her broodingly intense music and created a stir across scenes, being hailed as "beautiful, teeth-edging horror" and "utterly brilliant". Her debut album, 'Realms', impressively proved that the fire of great expectations raised by the debut's spark were more than justified. Lyrically, 'Realms' mirrors the ominous, awe-inspiring character of the music; the tales on the album lie somewhere between this sphere and the unseen worlds before and beyond. DARKHER is currently working on her follow up album, due for release in 2020. " Lock yourself away, turn off the lights and just let it take you over, Darkher are something else. Remarkably the music which could have been taken from the twisted imagination of a 1970’s David Lynch movie,is very uplifting by the end you’re wanting more, that’s why they leave you at that place, the darkest corner in your mind, till next time." The Revival "sombre yet spellbinding dark pastoral folk and crushing doom" Loudersound magazine “ With each visit, I feel like I’m traveling down a lonely stream, in a boat that fits one, with only the moonlight to enlighten my way......eerie, chilling music that could make your skin freeze.” Meat Mead metal “her work weaves Gothic themes and eery atmosphere around a base of dark ambiance. It is hard to pick out individual notions between the mix of entrancement, sadness, introspection and soul-searching curiosity that washes over you " Metal temple “for now I must be honest with you and tell you that this is an absolutely unique experience and a must for each and every darkened soul out there.” Terra relicta “the whole atmosphere is of a Druid procession gone from steady to almost menacing.” Metal reviews “a haunting, beautiful, teeth-edging horror and it’s utterly brilliant. Bring me an album, now.” Ghost Cult

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The Trades Club

  • Holme Street
  • Hebden Bridge
  • HX7 8EE

01422 845 265
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01422 845 265