After an excellent reception in Italy and Europe, the Nero Kane Temples Tour lands in the UK next week including two breathtaking churches in Todmorden and Bristol.

Psych dark folk songwriter Nero Kane (guitar/vocals), accompanied by artist Samantha Stella (organ/mellotron/vocals), opened the Temples Tour with a live performance in the ruins of a Neo-Gothic cathedral near Leipzig for Ancient Echoes Festival and performed as a duo between 2023 and 2024 at various festivals, clubs and in the atmospheric setting of churches and historic sites in Europe. The first Italian date was in support of US dark musician Zola Jesus.

Nero Kane show at former church Maison des Choeurs in Montpellier for Ex Tenebris Lux Festival was listed among the three best 2023 concerts by French New Noise magazine. These are the words published by Obsküre magazine to describe the concert held at the Eglise du Gesu in Toulouse last December for Setmana Santa festival:

“The magical setting was destined to host an exceptional evening, and so it was. Nero Kane’s celestial, incantatory and liturgical music fit the space perfectly, and the audience was transported to another dimension.”

Nero Kane’s ritual music, between Italian Occult Psychedelia, pagan chant and liturgical art, guitar arpeggios and solemn organ notes, cinematic and emotionally overwhelming, has been described as a suspended, crepuscular journey with a unique style and personality. The live performances have been depicted as shamanic, hypnotic and full of beauty and intensity. Echoes of Swans, Nick Cave, Velvet Underground, Johnny Cash, the Swedish Cold Meat Industry sound and Nico, to which Stella’s vocal timbre is compared.

The first album was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Joe Cardamone, Mark Lanegan’s last collaborator, while the second and third albums were recorded in Italy with producer Matt Bordin and include the presence of multifaceted artist and singer Samantha Stella.  The third album, “Of Knowledge and Revelation”, inspired by Dante’s Paradise and Hell, has been mentioned by many journalists as being among the best Italian and international albums of 2022.

In addition to headlining tours, Nero Kane supported musicians from the international experimental, dark and folk scene including Zola Jesus, Jozef Van Wissem, Darkher, Jonathan Hultén, Hugo Race and Marissa Nadler.

UK Temples Tour dates:

23 April 2024 Liverpool – Quarry (with Ladies in the Radiator and Silver Linings)

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24 April 2024 Todmorden – Unitarian Church (with Dead Space Chamber Music and Menko)

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25 April 2024 Rotherham – The Bridge Inn (with Rachael Loomes)

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27 April 2024 Bristol – St John on the Wall Church (with Dead Space Chamber Music and Rookeries)

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