19:00 The Space Lady / 19:40 Ela Orleans + Maja Borg / 20:30 Ai Aso
This year’s festival kicks off at Garnet Hill Multicultural Cantre with an amazing bill of brilliantly ethereal pop. Ai Aso’s 2007 release Chamomile Pool is a masterpiece of gentle psychedelic pleasure and intensity. It is great to have her at Counterflows and in Scotland for the first time with her new material. Ela Orleans is one of the most exciting musicians and songwriters around at the moment and for Counterflows she has teamed up with the exquisite film maker Maja Borg to bring a small taste of the beginnings of their collaboration to the festival. The Space Lady’s story is a remarkable tale of commitment to doing your own thing. We are really pleased that her haunting music has resurfaced and that she is again performing. And to have her open Counterflows is absolutely unmissable… also check out Sunday in Queens Park.