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ANOHNI
Hopelessness

ANOHNI / with Oneohtrix Point Never / Album co-produced by Hudson Mohawke
Wednesday 17 August 2016
Edinburgh Playhouse

Hopelessness is the new album from ANOHNI, formerly known as Antony Hegarty, lead singer and songwriter for Antony and the Johnsons.

But this hard-hitting, visually stunning live show is a world away from the symphonic opulence of her earlier albums.

Working with groundbreaking producers Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke, Hopelessness collides an uncompromising electronic dance soundtrack with ANOHNI’s soulful, uplifting vocals.

Hopelessness is a scream of fury against the evils of today’s world: mass surveillance, drone warfare, ecocide. Delivered in infectious, unforgettable pop. This is the electronic dance anthem as visceral protest song.

With tracks including the single ‘4 Degrees’, ‘Drone Bomb Me’, ‘Obama’ and ‘Indian Girls’, Hopelessness live features film, dance and live music. It’s a soul-searing, spellbinding experience that will challenge you, overwhelm you, and provoke you into action.

Album co-produced by Hudson Mohawke

Please note, due to unforeseeable scheduling difficulties, ANOHNI’s concert on 18 August will not now take place.

There will not be a support act for this event and the advertised start time will be when the concert begins.

This performance contains strobe lighting.



As profound a protest record as anyone has made in decades

The Guardian

In her singing I am reminded of what we mean by "soul" music: empathy, pain, sincerity, dignity, the truth of life.

Pitchfork


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Edinburgh Playhouse

18-22 Greenside Place
Edinburgh
EH1 3AA

Supported through the
Scottish Government's
Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

Supported through the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

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Hopelessness | The Fader

April 19th 2016

...inspired: the soul and gravity of Anohni’s voice anchors audacious beats and pretty melodies

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Review by: 

Ruth Saxelby
The Fader  

Hopelessness | Pitchfork

May 5th 2016

In her singing I am reminded of what we mean by "soul" music: empathy, pain, sincerity, dignity, the truth of life.

Read the full review.

Review by: 

Jenn Pelly
Pitchfork

Hopelessness | The Guardian

May 5th 2016

...as profound a protest record as anyone has made in decades, brimming with anger, and yet, somehow, oddly accessible. ★★★★★

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Review by: 

Tim Jonze
The Guardian

Hopelessness | The Independent

May 4th 2016

A bitterly beautiful album. ★★★★

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Review by: 

Andy Gill
The Independent

10 songs in the key of 2016 | The Guardian

June 26th 2016

Brave, ingenious, disturbing and necessary, [Hopelessness] reminds us what a protest song can do.

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Review by: 

Dorian Lynskey
The Guardian 

Anohni | The Herald

August 18th 2016

Rare and striking

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Review by: 

Nicola Meighan

The Herald

Anohni | The Guardian

August 19th 2016

superior breeding to your average pop performance

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Review by: 

Malcolm Jack

The Guardian

Anohni | The Times

August 19th 2016

like a celestial Boy George or digital-era Nina Simone

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Review by: 

Ed Potton

The Times


This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2017 International Festival programme will be announced on Wed 15 March. Tickets will go on sale to everyone on Sat 25 March.

Tickets

Circle: £30 £25
Stalls: £30 £25 £20
Balcony: £25 £20

Current discounts

Students: 30% off
Senior citizens : 30% off
Unemployed : 30% off
BECTU, Equity, MU : 30% off
Under 18s : 50% off
Young Scot cardholders : 50% off