Alice Russell Takes NYC to Church at May 12 Le Poisson Rouge Show

 

Returning to perform in NYC after four years, Alice Russell did no less than take the house down at her recent Le Poisson Rouge show. The anticipation and excitement was palpable with an audience that was more than ready to receive the spiritual experience to come.

Taking the stage with a 4-piece band, Alice performed with characteristic passion and vigor. Her compelling blend of blues, soul, funk, gospel, and jazz was showcased impeccably with her performance of her latest album, To Dust . And that James Blake “Retrograde” cover was all kinds of amazing. Watch a clip of Alice performing “Got The Hunger” above.

And below, check out photos from the show by Elliott Negron Jr.

Alice Russell LPR Show Live Streaming Tonight!

 

We’ve got a special treat for out of towners that’ll be missing the Alice Russell show at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC tonight. Tune in here around 10.30pm to watch the entire show on a live stream!

For New Yorkers on that last minute tip, you can still make your way over to LPR and get in on the live action about to go down. Having been almost five years since her last show in NYC, you know this one’s about to be something epic. Check out more details on our event page.

Live stream video player after the jump

Exclusive Interview: Alice Russell Talks New Album and Upcoming NYC Show

 

On May 12 at LPR, Alice Russell will be performing her new album, To Dust, which dropped in the US today! We caught up with the vibrant singer to talk about her new album, the upcoming show, and her love for music, amongst a couple other things. Dig in below.

Find show details on our event page.

Giant Step: Congratulations on completing your newest album, To Dust! What can folks expect on this album; how does it compare to your previous works?

Alice Russell: Well for me it was a return to My Favourite Letters, the album before Pot of Gold. Pot of Gold for me was like a love session album really, and both TM Juke and I wanted to twist it up and get back to playing around with the production. Building up the sound bricks from the ground up, there was a lot of deconstruction then reconstructing. Some of the songs went through 5 different versions before they felt right. Others we reverted back to the demo for the original energy of the song. There are foot stomps, layers of vocals and all sorts of other treats in there. Also Alex (TM Juke) had a lot of new production tricks up his sleeve to try out. We played around a lot on this album .

GS: We know you command a huge presence when performing, but for those newer to that experience, how would you describe your live performances?

AR: Pretty raw, energetic – come and see for yourselves! We have changed it up so there are more triggers and synth bass present! New album, new live feel for sure.

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NYC: Giant Step Presents Alice Russell At Le Poisson Rouge – 5/12

It’s been almost five years since British singer Alice Russell did her last show in New York and we could not be happier to have her back for a very special performance. Giant Step has been collaborating with her for a long time and we are excited to celebrate and discover her fifth solo album To Dust (4.30, Tru Thoughts) live.

Universally acknowledged as one of the best soul voices of our time, Alice’s vocals are one of a kind and is sure to  captivate all the vintage soul and gospel fans.

Giant Step Presents Alice Russell
Sunday, May 12
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St – 10012 New York, NY
Doors: 10:00 PM
$15 Advance Tickets More Info 

Catch a live version of her first single Heartbreaker: