Please note: This event has been rescheduled to a new date and venue. All existing remain valid. If you can’t make the new date, refunds are available from point of purchase.
New venue: London Lexington
New date: Tuesday 19 April 2016
Celebrating the released of her sophomore album ‘Porta Bohemica’, acclaimed Belgian-American singer-songwriter Trixie Whitely is heading across the Atlantic, with a show here at The Borderline.
From a very young age, Trixie Whitely nurtured a singular creative spirit, springing from her restless inner directive. At age 10, she picked up her first instrument, the drums. The following year, she emerged an intrepid DJ spinning electronica, free jazz, and hip-hop. Throughout all of this, she developed an affinity for punk rock’s nonconformist and D.I.Y. ethics that permeated her fearless genre-bending and daring life choices.
Since 2013, Trixie has emerged as a compelling solo artist with three EPs and one full-length in her catalog. Fourth Corner, her full-length debut, garnered acclaim from MOJO, Interview, ELLE, Relix, The Village Voice, NPR and The New York Times, among many other publications. Through its success, she’s toured internationally and earned three nominations, as well as a win for Best Female Artist at the 2013 Belgium Music Industry Awards (MIAs).
Trixie’s prismatic artistry reflects electronica, R&B, the vulnerable ethos of singer-songwriters, and the unapologetic individuality of punk rock. Although her previous effort reflects her broad tastes, it is with her latest that Trixie creates a transcendent musical miscellany. It even took chucking an earlier version of the record and starting over to achieve the meaning and mastery displayed in ‘Porta Bohemica’, which flourished with the help of producer Gus Seyffert (Beck, The Black Keys) and Joey Waronker (Atoms for Peace, Ultraísta).
“I wanted to make people think and feel something honest and emotionally complex in my music–that came from me being present in the creative moment. I ended up finishing two records, the second one being Porta Bohemica, and it really came together at the end of the process,” Trixie confides.
Porta Bohemica was nearly a two-year odyssey that profoundly changed the artist. “I came to a lot of realizations making this record,” Trixie reveals. “When you let go of your fears, you can start facing your potential and there is an endless palette of possibilities to explore. This is just the beginning, and I feel a lot of excitement and optimism about what’s to come.”