WAITING TO EXHALE – Kristin Hersh Showcases New Track ‘Breathe In’ Ahead of Meltdown Appearance And UK Dates

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Kristin Hersh plays a sold out show at London’s Meltdown on Thursday (June 21) – the latest leg of a UK tour to promote her new solo album Possible Dust Clouds.

The prolific singer-songwriter is previewing a rough mix of Breathe In from the album ahead of her appearance at the festival, which is being curated by The Cure‘s Robert Smith.

Supporting her on the tour will be her former Throwing Muses bandmate and longtime collaborator Fred Abong, who has a solo record out in July.

Bassist Abong, who also played with Hersh’s step-sister Tanya Donelly in Belly, will be playing tracks from his new acoustic EP, variously described as like a “ragged Replacements” or “Elliott Smith with balls”.

Abong features on Breath In along with Hersh’s son Wyatt True on drums.

Possible Dust Clouds is Hersh’s  first new material since the 2016 double album Wyatt At The Coyote Palace, which in an EP interview, she explained was partly inspired by her autistic son’s fascination with the coyotes that hung around an abandoned building they often visited.

Still active with Throwing Muses, Hersh also fronts power trio 50FOOTWAVE, releasing the Bath White mini album in the summer of 2016.

WAVE drummer Rob Ahlers backs her on LAX, the first single from Possible Dust Clouds, which will be released on Fire Records in October.

  • After Meltdown Hersh plays eight more UK dates starting at Glasgow’s Mackintosh Church on June 24 and ending at Ramsgate Music Hall on July 1. Tickets and information via this link.
  • Possible Dust Clouds is set for release by Fire Records on October 5.
  • Fred Abong’s Homeless EP is due to release on July 29. Reserve your copy here.

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