CLUBKAARTSHOWThursday 19 May
Hooky, alternative indiepop
Reciting mantras is a form of teaching — leaning into the repetition, retraining your brain, learning new realities. For Jilian Medford, it was a way to fight through her anxieties. And here, on Show Me How You Disappear, through a haze of tangled, inverted pop, her new truths push their way to the surface.
Mesmeric and kaleidoscopic, shimmering with electrified unease, Show Me How You Disappear is both an exercise in self-forgiveness and an eventual understanding of unresolved trauma. Medford’s third record as IAN SWEET unfolds at an acute juncture in her life, charting from a mental health crisis to an intensive healing process and what comes after. How do you control the thoughts that control you? What does it mean to get better? What does it mean to have a relationship with yourself?
Dizzying and enthralling, Show Me How You Disappear is the sound of someone coming apart and putting themselves back together — the moment an old mantra, repeated into the mirror time and time again, finally clicks. To look at your reflection, and finally feel seen.
Step into the misty world of CYNN, and you will see Cynthia Weiss standing in a futuristic control room. As a true one-woman band she controls the many instruments with which she creates her downtempo-pop.
In these electronic surroundings, CYNN is completely one with her instruments, and floats in an infinite room filled with energetic alternative pop, inspired by The xx, Tame Impala and Sue the Night.