the gentle invasion presents
Our Ladies of Sorrow
Saturday 31 October
(73 Cowgate, Edinbrugh)
7pm, five pounds
Our Ladies of Sorrow create a synth-rock opera accompanied by images from cult horror movies (Argento, Jodorowsky, Bava, Fulci, Zulawski...), with a knowing nod to their classic soundtracks. It comprises as an eagleowl side-project, incorporating members of the Occasional Flickers, Woodenbox with a Fistful of Fivers and Heavy Flow.
Convening to play only once a year, they've quickly amassed a loyal following, and their shows are a rare treat not to be missed. And not for the feint-hearted.
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