Rebekka Karijord - Unitarian Church
FRIDAY 19 May
Unitarian Church, Dublin 2
Acclaimed new album ‘Mother Tongue’ features the singles:
HOME https://youtu.be/dnNWWeWGOLI and
“shivering, icy fragility, waves of poignancy and crests of upbeat reverie” MOJO ****
“a devastatingly beautiful work” The Line of Best Fit
“Veering between blissfully upbeat, seriously poppy, purposefully experimental, delicately folksy & almost religious” Irish Times ***
“a bold brilliant record” Belfast Telegraph/PA, 9/10
Irish Mail on Sunday ****
“a wonderful & unique album” Hot Press 8/10
“A magnificent work ... rich in imagery ... a very human and earthy record” RTE Radio One - Arena
“Karijord’s honesty illuminates the songs” Irish Independent
Norwegian artist REBEKKA KARIJORD has announced her return to Dublin on Friday 19th May in support of her acclaimed new album to perform at the Unitarian Church on St Stephens Green. Tickets €15 on sale now via ticketmaster.ie. TODAY she gives a glimpse at the scale and power of the live show, with this video for the album’s title track, shot on February 18th at Södra Teater, Stockholm. She is joined onstage by Mariam Wallentin (WIldbirds & Peacedrums, Mariam The Believer) & Linnea Olsson with set design by theatre stage designer, Anna Heymowska https://youtu.be/qlZA1iTSNQg
Rebekka’s Dublin concert on May 19th will be her first show in Ireland since 2013 when she performed at Workman’s Club following the release of ‘We Become Ourselves’ in 2012, named by MOJO in their Top 10 albums of that year. At the Unitarian Church on May 19th, Rebekka will bring to the Irish stage songs from her widely acclaimed new album ‘Mother Tongue’ including the singles ‘Home’ and‘The Orbit’.
‘Mother Tongue’, released on Control Freak Kitten Records in late January, is a brave concept album chronicling the 3-month-premature birth of her first child and entrance into motherhood. It has received excellent reviews – “a brilliant, bold record” Belfast Telegraph, “a devastatingly beautiful work” The Line of Best Fit and a 4 star review from MOJO. ‘Mother Tongue’ is a fearless piece of work, largely written following the traumatic early arrival of her first baby. But it’s more than an album about childbirth. ‘Mother Tongue’ is about instinct, belonging and about finding one’s own emotional language – themes currently evident on a much more global scale.
Anyone who has heard Karijord’s work, including ‘We Become Ourselves’ will recognise her gently quivering vocal delivery and distinct musical approach. Drowned in Sound has said that she "joins the small clutch of artists who manage to sound like a pioneer, not a follower." Born in Sandnessjøen, just south of the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway, Karijord moved to Sweden to train as an actress and has composed music for over 30 films, modern dance & theatre pieces, as well as writing plays and short stories.
‘Mother Tongue’ was recorded in Hawaii, Stockholm & Oslo during 2015 and 2016, and produced, arranged and edited by Karijord with Elias Krantz as technician, co-producer and mixer and featuring contributions from Mariam Wallentin, Linnea Olsson and Nina Kinert (vocals) and regular contributor Anders Scherp (drums/tuned percussion).