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Cellar Darling


Former members from Eluveitie

CELLAR DARLING ’s second full-length »The Spell« weaves a dark fairytale for the modern era, told through heavy yet intricate, progressive folk rock, enchanting visual art and utterly immersive storytelling. The band began in 2016 after Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars and bass) left Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE , which they had all played in for over a decade. But they weren’t ready to end their musical journey together yet, and embarked on a new and different path

“We’re happy that ELUVEITIE fans have joined us, but we didn’t want to do the same thing with CELLAR DARLING: we want to do our own thing,” explains Merlin . “With CELLAR DARLING, we deliberately didn’t set ourselves any limits – and that really enabled us to find the type of music that we wanted to play.”

Anna originally used the name CELLAR DARLING for her own solo album in 2013, but it also perfectly encapsulated their vision for this new adventure. “Our music stems from ideas that were kept hidden away in a type of creative cellar, and are now ready to see the light,” Anna explains . “It also visualises our music: the darkness is the cellar, and ‘darling’ represents something light and beautiful.”


Info

  • Day: Saturday

  • Stage: Second stage

  • Time: 20.30 - 21.30

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“Every once in a while when I receive a demo of a new song — in this band or any other — I immediately know it’s going to be incredible and I won’t be able to sleep that night; I’ll start working on some rhythms, go listen to inspirations which I feel fit with the vibe and the direction in which I think a song could go (which will inevitably lead to my falling down a YouTube- or Spotify-rabbit hole), but mostly I’ll play the demo on repeat a thousand times, no matter how basic or short it may be. This is what happened when @anna_murphy_official first sent ‘The Spell’, and in this particular case I felt strongly reminded of the traditional Irish song "Casadh An Tsúgáin", which I loved in its rendition in the movie ‘Brooklyn’, and Primordial's ‘To The Nameless Dead’, which is one of my all-time favourite albums. To me, the song retains that vibe, making it one of my all-time favourites to play live.” ⠀ @merlin.sutter about creating the song "The Spell", in our sold-out book about the album. ⠀ Today is the last day our limited shirt for the song is available in our online store. We've extended the window for 24 hours, but after midday tomorrow (CEST) it'll disappear forever! ⠀ 👆Link in bio👆 ⠀ #cellardarling #thespell #spellshirts
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Memories from a magical night at the Jazz Cafe in London during our “The Spell” tour last year. 🖤 Photo by Erik De’Scathebury @electriceye.media
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Is that a studio in the background, and what could that possibly mean? ⠀ ...Anyway: fancy Merlin’s look for yourself? You can either grow a magnificent beard, or get your hands on the third shirt in our strictly limited “The Spell” Series. It is available right now and only for one more week, before it disappears forever. ⠀ 👆Link in bio 👆 ⠀ ...or see the whole series, including past & future shirts, at cellardarling.com/spellshirts ⠀ 🖤 Thank you for your support 🖤
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"Death" is one of the first songs on "The Spell", but was one of the last to be written for the album. Much of it came together by just playing together a lot, after @ivo.henzi brought in all the main riffs. But then we hit a bump in the road: the song just didn't quite sound like "Death" yet. ⠀ That's when we came up with the doomy instrumental part, during a short songwriting retreat in New York before our first North American shows. Back in the studio Switzerland we realised that an epic flute solo was required, and then everything fell into place. Now, the song couldn't sound more like Death as he is portrayed in our story: combining beauty, deceitfulness, sadness, and power... ⠀ The official video was created by @costinchioreanu, along with the artwork for the song; during the lockdown back in April we created an acoustic version; and with the release of the album we played the song live for the first time at @youtubespacelondon. You can find all three videos at youtube.com/cellardarling! ⠀ ...and while our first book, featuring background information like the above, has been sold out for a while, the strictly limited t-shirt for "Death" is available for just another two days, before it disappears forever after 21 October — 👆 check the link in our bio! 👆 ⠀ 📸 From said songwriting retreat in the fall of 2018. #cellardarling #thespell #behindthescenes
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This shirt is about to disappear forever! Today and tomorrow are the last days you can order our “Pain” shirt, the first in a series of 13 designs — one for each song on “The Spell”. 👉 cellardarling.com/store
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And a third shot by @_katieeleanor. Katie captured the mood of “The Spell” perfectly, right around the time of the album release and just after our last U.K. tour, in a park in London. #cellardarling #katieeleanor #fall #autumnvibes🍁
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Another picture taken by @_katieeleanor. Even though the shoot took place in early spring, we think the mood perfectly matches the current season. #cellardarling #katieeleanor #fall #autumnvibes🍁
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From our photo shoot with the talented @_katieeleanor last year. We love the colours. #cellardarling #katieeleanor #fall #autumnvibes🍁
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New arrivals in our online store: mugs & art print posters! ⠀ 👆Swipe to see all and head over to cellardarling.com/store to get yours! ⠀ 🖤 Thank you for your support.
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*A very special limited Cellar Darling shirt series: 13 new shirts, only for 13 days each!*⠀ ⠀ Our concept album "The Spell" contains 13 songs, accompanied by 13 beautiful artworks created by Costin Chioreanu. Now, each design will be printed as a t-shirt and girlie shirt, as part of a very special limited series: Each shirt will be available for 13 days only, before it disappears forever.⠀ ⠀ Today, we begin with "Pain" — get yours at the link in our bio☝️ ⠀ ⠀ ⚠️ This shirt will be available to order only until 8 October, 2020. ⚠️ ⠀ ⠀ See all shirts and the dates on which they will be available at www.cellardarling.com/spellshirts⠀ ⠀ We also have a bunch of other new arrivals in our store... 🙏 THANK you for your support!⠀ ⠀ #cellardarling #thespell #merch
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Silence on the social medias in our case means lots of noise in real life. So much to look forward to. 💫 #cellardarling2020
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On this day four years ago, we released our very first song. #cellardarling #challenge #onthisday

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