This is the one we’ve all been looking forward to since we were invited by Patronaat back in February. But really it’s been two and a half years since our last show at Baroeg. So you can imagine our heartbreak when we had to cancel Akelei’s support show for Pallbearer this week. The fact is that one of us has symptoms of a cold, did a covid test and that came up positive. Yes, even though the measures have been lifted, that still means the party’s over for us. So very DOOM, right? Who knew we would be this true.
We were rehearsing a lot and invited guest singers*, our vj-pal and more to celebrate Akelei’s return to the stage. To have to abandon all of that just days before a show, especially since we do so few, hurts. We have another show lined up later in the year but I can’t give out details yet, so watch this space. Also, we’ve got a bunch of new t-shirts coming in, they will become available through our Bandcamp merch page. Here’s an impression of the design (by Barbara Termorshuizen):
* We invited Gita to perform female vocals on our song Hierna. She’s moving back to her native Latvia next week so it doesn’t look like we’ll have another chance to collaborate. We enjoyed our time with her in the rehearsal space however, and were quite impressed with her powerful voice and professionalism. Here’s your chance to enjoy Gita singing. Her favourite performance: Jake Heggie’s Animal Passion
As for now, I’m using this time to continue work on new material. There are quite a few songs that are halfway finished or just need lyrics. During these unfortunate circumstances, it’s best to look forward and keep working. We’ll be back, sooner rather than later! Cheers,
Listening to: Noir Désir – Le Vent Nous Portera
2010 debut album
DDDXX & Pascal [3 January ’23] – akelei.org