HEATHER NOVA Tickets
Heather Nova is heading to London to play her first concert in the capital in more than a year. See her in the atmospheric setting of Union Chapel on March 17th 2014.
Heather Nova biography:
In 1990, after going to art school, she decided to start out on a path as a songwriter. She threw the I-ching coins and got 'Go across the great water', so she moved to London. She lived in a squat in West Kensington, played gigs at a cafe in Waterloo station and worked on her songs.
A collection of demos led to a deal with Big Cat Records who released them as her first album, 'Glowstars’. After putting a band together, a live album called 'Blow' followed, which gave Heather a strong European following. In 1995 her first real studio album 'Oyster' emerged, featuring the Youth-produced hit single 'Walk this World ' taking Heather to over a million sales and around the world several times, and setting her up for a 20 year career to date.
After a number of studio albums, including the acclaimed 'Storm' (produced by Mercury Rev), crossover hits with Eskobar and ATB, plus a decade of touring, Heather returned to Bermuda. As an independent recording artist, and in the peace of her home country, the songs came thick and fast. Heather dove into her childhood memories, looking at ways she connects with family and the ocean and in 'Save A Little Piece Of Tomorrow’, looks to her son's future in a changing world.
Almost a year of writing followed, sparking the title of the album:
" ’300 Days At Sea’ is how it feels when you are deep in a songwriting session. There is no sense of arriving, just the peace or the storm of being in the moment with the music, but finally both the land and the songs appear and you realize you have arrived somewhere."
The album was recorded in Heather's home on a small rocky island using only solar power. "I wanted to make a big rock record, all about atmosphere and texture, so I went back to both the guitarist, David Ayers, and the producer (and my husband) Felix Tod, from many of the 'Oyster’ sessions . Geoff Dugmore, who played on ‘Siren’, played drums. Sometimes we would wait all morning 'til the batteries were charged and we could turn the amps on again. Then we would play into the night. We tried to get the vocals done before the treefrogs started up after sunset , recording a song a day for 20 days straight. It was pretty intense, but wonderful.
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