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harper k. smith – EP Release

EP release show poster. The main image is a black and white photo of a young light-skinned woman with shoulder-length dark hair parted in the centre, large round glasses, and two small piercings near her bottom lip. She is seated before a birthday cake topped with unlit candles, wearing a party hat and her eyes are cast downwards to the cake with a depressed expression. Across the top of the image in red blackletter font reads “Harper K. Smith”, with the opening act Annaxis noted below in red blocky font. The show details appear in the bottom left corner in white sans serif font: February 9th, 2024, doors 7pm, show 7:20pm, The Output (Video Pool) 100 Arthur St (Artspace) 2nd floor, No cover! Access info: masks required, seats available, wheelchair accessible, email info@aanm.ca by 01/26 to request ASL or with questions. Below this text are Arts AccessAbility Network and Province of Manitoba logos.

Harper is a young light-skinned woman with shoulder-length dark hair parted in the centre, large round glasses, and two small piercings near her bottom lip. She wears a black high-necked shirt with a crimson ribbon at the neck and meets our gaze with a serious, defiant look. Her cheeks are flushed.BIO

Harper K. Smith is a queer and mad/disabled, freakfolk-pop musician from Winnipeg (Treaty 1 Territory). Her songs ache over broken relationships, sickness, and death, while still pointing—albeit wearily—to her visions of a glittery apocalypse and reborn world. Her performances stop time, freezing audiences in place with nothing to do but listen.

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Cities covered in wildfire smoke. Robocalls the only semblance of connection. In her debut EP, “thirty candles,” Harper K. Smith meets a grim world with glittery tears and a bloody smile. From jangly pop riffs to haunting melodies, a range of sounds reflect the disorienting swirl of the current moment. In the end, Smith presses “control+alt+delete” on it all, rebooting her own inner world.

Click blue square to hear holocene by harper k. smith:

 

View harper k. smith’s website at http://harperksmith.com

This is a photo of Annexis, a young light-skinned person with long dark hair. They are bathed in mauve starlight and hold a mic close to their mouth, with an intent expression.
Feb 9 EP Release show opened with a set by Annaxis.
Annaxis blends a sense of dark pop and indie rock to pierce through the melancholy.  With thoughtful lyrics and a proud stage presence, the Winnipeg based artist is defining a path in music, drawing on the likes of Kate Bush and Florence And The Machine.

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