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THE SPACE LADY, T.D.C. Triskel Arts Centre, Sat. 12 April

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We’re delighted to announce the following concert — as a co-promotion with Plugd Records — THE SPACE LADY (with support from School Tour), The T.D.C., Triskel Arts Centre, Cork on Saturday 12 April 2014. All information below.

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“Suddenly, people were stopping in their tracks…People began telling me how “different” and “original” my interpretations were, when I was actually trying my best to recreate what the original artists had done. At any rate, I instinctively knew to keep my arrangements simple and slightly unorthodox.”

—Susan Schneider (The Space Lady)

The Space Lady (AKA U.S. artist Susan Schneider) is a street-performing singer based in Colorado, USA. Originally beginning on the streets of San Francisco in the late 70’s, she has recently begun playing again. Last November, London-based Nightschool Records released a retrospective of The Space Lady’s utterly transcendent synth-pop creations featuring resolutely unique cover songs (Peter Schilling’s ‘Major Tom’, ‘I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)’ by The Electric Prunes and ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky’, to name but a few) and her own stellar and singular electronic pop explorations (composed by her ex-husband Joel Dunsany). In the words of Nightschool Records, “This music has transcended genre, style and fashion, opening up hearts and minds along the way”. Having appeared on mixes by Erol Alkan and John Maus, The Space Lady’s music belongs to the here and now, where a lovely parallel exists between Schneider and the contemporary avant-pop movement of such artists as Julia Holter, John Maus and Maria Minerva.

The Space Lady began her odyssey on the streets of San Francisco in the late 70’s, playing versions of contemporary pop music on accordion and dressed flamboyantly (her winged helmet and blinking lights epitomizes the futuristic and ethereal sounds), transmitting messages of peace and harmony. Following the theft of her accordion, The Space Lady invested in a then-new Casio keyboard, birthing an otherworldly new dimension to popular song that has captured the imaginations of the underground and its lead exponents ever since with the likes of John Maus, Erol Alkan and Kutmah being devotees.

This Spring, The Space Lady will be embarking on her first ever tour of venues. The tour begins in Bellingham USA before heading to much of the Pacific Northwest, touching down in California and then visiting the UK and Ireland. The Space Lady performs her highly anticipated debut Irish shows this April when she performs on Saturday 12th April at the Triskel Arts Centre.

“Now I inhabit the role of The Space Lady more enthusiastically than ever, and with more intentionality…that is, to inspire people toward self-expression, love, peace, and harmony here on our very fragile planet.”

—Susan Schneider, The Space Lady

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Press for ‘The Greatest Hits’:

“a heart-warming, eccentric, and unselfconscious affair that attends to the fact that you don’t need ego and fancy gear to make great pop music.”

—Dazed Digital

“The Space Lady’s Greatest Hits is one of the most exquisite, quirky and heart-warming synth-pop collections you’ll hear this year.”

—Boomkat

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The Space Lady’s Greatest Hits (plus bonus tracks) can be listened in full here:

https://soundcloud.com/dazedandconfused/sets/the-space-lady-greatest-hits/

For more information on The Space Lady:

http://nightschoolrecords.com/the-space-lady
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Space-Lady/289242264536512

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The Space Lady (with support from School Tour) performs at the T.D.C., Triskel Arts Centre, Cork on Saturday 12 April. Doors: 8pm, Tickets are €10/€8, available from Plugd Records.

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1460761674154242/

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March 13, 2014 at 8:19 pm

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