The Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough.
Ex Strawberry Switchblade member Rose McDowall performs at Middlesbrough's Westgarth Social Club
ROSE McDOWALL & BAND + SUPPORT
Following the break-up of Strawberry Switchblade at the end of the 80s, Rose McDowall embarked on a celebrated career in the post-industrial music scene. A member of Current 93 during their purple patch and a guest on records by artists as diverse as Felt, Coil and Nurse with Wound, McDowall’s status as the unofficial queen and muse of the underground is well deserved.
After the recording of several demos which resulted in the ‘Cut With The Cake Knife’ album (Night School/Sacred Bones, 2015), McDowall formed Sorrow to further explore her interest in psychedelic, folk music. Considerably darker in tone than Strawberry Switchblade, but still resplendent in McDowall’s angelic, heartfelt vocal, ‘Under The Yew Possessed’ is a cult album that belies a classic pop song writing sensibility. Issued in a limited gold vinyl edition for Record Store Day 2018, ‘Under The Yew Possessed’ enjoys a full Night School reissue later this year followed swiftly by ‘Gem’, a new album of recordings with Shawn Pinchbeck.
Now working with a new live band comprising of several members of Scotland’s ever burgeoning music scene featuring Russel Burns ex of The Fire Engines, Jeremy Thoms from The Cathode Ray amongst them.
Rose McDowall makes an appearance Middlesbrough’s finest venue The Westgarth Social Club