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Faith Eliott + Special Guests

  • The Courtyard Theatre 40 Pitfield Street London N1 6EU United Kingdom (map)


Woodburner and OK Pal records present:



Faith Eliott (who uses the pronouns they & them) is a songwriter and visual artist based in Glasgow. They grew up in Minneapolis and relocated with their family to Scotland aged 13.

Recently returning from a year of scooting around the States (where they spent their time touring, recording and printmaking), Faith is back in the UK and preparing to put out a new album. Faith’s first EP ‘Insects’ was released on Song By Toad Records in 2016. It was received to critical acclaim, played on BBC 6 Music, and the single "Pyrite Ammonite" was included on Steve Lamacq’s ‘BBC Recommends’ playlist.

The concept for the forthcoming album ‘Impossible Bodies’ came about via Faith’s interest in medieval bestiaries, which are illustrated compendiums of animals. Each entry in a bestiary depicts an animal and is accompanied by a meaning or a lesson that it symbolises. ‘Impossible Bodies’ is based on the same framework, with each song represented by a different creature.

Taken from Faith Eliott's debut LP “Impossible Bodies”, "Lilith'" paves the way into the mythological world of 'Impossible Bodies'. According to folklore, Lilith is the first wife of Adam before Eve. The story goes that she refused to be subservient to Adam and was banished from the garden of Eden, returning later as the snake who tempted Eve.

Faith explains: "I was inspired to write the song after a visit to a reptile petting zoo and seeing all the snakes in glass boxes. The lyrics chronicle an explosive escape in which the snake I call Lilith breaks free from the petting zoo and spirals off into space as the world crumbles and burns behind her. It’s a song about feeling captive in an identity, specifically as a woman, but also more generally as a body."

“hauntingly beautiful and mysterious” - The 405

"Faith's sound blends densely-packed lyrics with plaintive guitar melodies." - The Skinny

"Expect to be soothed by contemplative, finger-picked anti-folk." - The Wee Review



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