Sister Chain & Brother John
Staying in Soho: Vinyl 7inch picture disc Release Party
Berlin – Roter Salon
Monday 6.3.17 at 20:00
Opening film: “The Bookshop” by David Gordon & Anna Byrne
Tickets: 15euros (vinyl single included in the price)
Sister Chain & Brother John’s musical stories unfold against a backdrop of landscapes where fantasies and nightmares intertwine.
In their new program, the duo presents a song-cycle of utopias and dystopias hand picked from their previous concept albums: Darkness to Warm your Heart and The Androgyne Show as well as their upcoming British themed album which features a mythically utopian England, as seen through the playful prism of exile: a suburban fairyland of woodsheds and tipsy ghosts, a nostalgic London of club cads and dissolute thespians and so on.
The single Staying in Soho is released as a limited edition 7inch picture disc. Side A is a music hall comedy number lamenting the gentrification of central London, and celebrating Soho as we love it. Side B is an East End thriller featuring a pretty murderess and someone who should have known better.
The film “The Bookshop” which features a song by the band will open the evening: In the film a second hand English bookshop in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district comes to life to tell it’s own story – the debates, the loves, the fights, the sex-changes. An alternative documentary about this shop’s vibrant community.