Half Waif, Fraternal Twin, Amity

/ Jun

Half Waif, Fraternal Twin, Amity

Front Room
07:30 pm
$10 adv / $12 door

Wednesday June 20th

BSP Kingston presents

Half Waif
with Fraternal Twin + Amity Ames

Tickets are on-sale now :: https://bit.ly/2pPzOuP
Also available locally (cash only, no fees) at
outdated: an antique café // Rocket Number Nine
Jack’s Rhythms // Darkside Records // Woodstock Music Shop

$10 adv / $12 door | 16+ | 7:30 doors / 8PM Show

Nandi Rose Plunkett writes, records and performs under the name Half Waif. Her music embodies her pensive nature and her lifelong endeavor to reconcile a sense of place. Raised in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Nandi was the daughter of an Indian refugee mother and an American father of Irish/Swiss descent. Growing up she listened to everything from Joni Mitchell and Tori Amos, to Celtic songstress Loreena McKennitt and traditional Indian bhajans. In college she studied classical singing and became engrossed with the works of Olivier Messiaen and Claude Debussy. Her output as Half Waif reflects these varying influences, resulting in a richly layered collage of blinking electronic soundscapes, echoes of Celtic melodies and the elegiac chord changes of 19th-century art music.

Half Waif has self-released two EPs and two albums – including 2016’s ​Probable Depths​, which caught the attention of the worldwide music media, with NPR singling out track ‘Turn Me Around’ and Pitchfork awarding it their coveted Best New Track distinction. In 2017, Half Waif joined the Cascine family to release her ​form/a ​EP – a collection of tracks that expanded on her exploration of placemaking and home, and that earned her acclaim from a wide range of culture critics. In the same year, Cascine reissued ​Probable Depths​, ​giving the album its first ever vinyl pressing. Half Waif also spent 2017 on near constant tour, supporting artists such as Julien Baker, Iron & Wine, Land Of Talk and Mitski. This year, Half Waif will release her latest body of work: a new album titled ​Lavender​, due for spring release on Cascine.

For the past several years, Tom Christie has been arranging an ever-twisting and shifting song of his own. Beginning in New York’s Hudson Valley where he grew up, Tom fleshed out the soft and intricate songs that became the first Fraternal Twin album ‘Skin Gets Hot.’

As it turns out, ‘Homeworlding’ is an impressively natural progression from their debut. Fleetwood Mac-indebted pop songs, Tom Verlaine-esque guitar leads, ambient composition and watery folk songs quickly pass by in a way that demands repeat listens in order to fully comprehend the depth of the lyrics and songwriting.