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Circuit des Yeux

15 January

Dark, cinematic folk built around complex and dramatic storytelling
St Stephen's Uniting Church
197 Macquarie Street
(Opposite Parliament House)
Sydney 2000

15 January at 6.30pm
Doors open at 6pm

75 mins
General Admission $40
+ booking fee


Haley Fohr’s voice – an arresting, earthy croon that can darken from honey to molasses to tar in the course of a drawn-out syllable – soars and moans with a steady strength that recalls Scott Walker, Diamanda Galás and Nico. Around it all she hangs layers of spindly lost-highway guitar, a faint haze of synths and fuzzed strings that are both soothing and predatory.

Circuit des Yeux has evolved from heavily distorted early recordings into a delicately balanced force of nature, flitting between mythic avant-folk, late-night hymnals, and digitally-filtered backroom country. Her 2016 album Jackie Lynn, and the mysterious persona Fohr created for it, feels like David Lynch ghostwriting a Bruce Springsteen song. This is cinematic folk with a steely heart – outlaw psych steeped in a stillness that demands your full attention.

"Since she was a teenager, Haley Fohr, now 27, has been a kind of one-woman post-cabaret movement, using finger-picked folk-guitar mesmerisation, synthesizer ripples, aggressive drone chords and a sever, semi-operatic low voice. She's hard to contain" - The New York Times

"Chicago-based singer Haley Fohr's resonant baritone can make you tremble one moment and weep the next" - NPR

Photo: Julia Dretel

Circuit Des Yeux are currently one of the best live acts in the world - no matter what form they appear in
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