aortarota is the musical project of devil woman Raquel Aragón – a poet and songwriter from Madrid, now based in Glasgow. This performative entity has naturally grown out of the poetry that Raquel has written for years, and aortarota conveys the same restless lyricism from the stage as Raquel’s poems do from the page.
Her intense and eerie vocal style, often pushed to the point of breathlessness, recalls Fiona Apple and Tori Amos at their best, framed by grungy, jarring guitar chords. Having already shared the stage with Glasgow’s Tongue Trap at her debut show, aortarota is poised to bring some dark drama to the stage with songs like ‘abyss’, her first single released in April.
30 JULY 2019
FREE ENTRY ‡ 9PM
BLOC+ ‡ 117 BATH STREET