Nandi Rose Plunkett’s synth-pop alter-ego Half Waif is ready to release new album Lavender next month, and has teased it’s quality with new single ‘Keep It Out’.
It’s an emotional synth-filled, avant-pop effort that highlights the pensive nature of her work. Half Waif packs in a lot of sounds into the complex pop tunes with influences from Joni Mitchell and Tori Amos, to Celtic songstress Loreena McKennitt and traditional Indian bhajans.
‘Keep It Out’ reflects all this with floating electronic soundscapes.
Half Waif describes the track as being “about the evolution of the self in a relationship: the maintenance of autonomy in the midst of a process of coupling, ageing, and decay.”
Half Waif has self-released two EPs and two albums including 2016’s Probable Depths. In 2017, Half Waif joined the Cascine family to release her form/a EP – a collection of tracks that expanded on her exploration of place-making and home, and that earned her acclaim from a wide range of culture critics. In the same year, Cascine reissued Probable Depths, giving the album its first ever vinyl pressing.
Plunkett also spent 2017 on near constant tour, supporting artists such as Julien Baker, Iron & Wine, Land Of Talk and Mitski. This year, Half Waif will release her latest body of work this Spring: a new album entitled ‘Lavender’, co-produced by David Tolomei and mastered by Heba Kadry.
Half Waif live dates:
Feb 6 – Vienna, Austria @ Wuk ^
Feb 8 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Hypernia ^
Feb 10 – Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof ^
Feb 11 – Paris, France @ Café de la Danse ^
Feb 13 – Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall ^
Feb 14 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Helix ^
Feb 15 – Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall ^
Feb 16 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo ^
Mar 16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo *
Mar 17 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *
Mar 18 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl *
Mar 19 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Mar /20 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *
Mar 21 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Backroom at Colectivo Coffee *
Mar 22 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Salon *
^ w/ Iron & Wine
* w/ Mitski