State Theatre Portland
Henry Jamison

State Theatre presents

Henry Jamison

Saint Sister

Tue, May 28, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

One Longfellow Square

Portland, Maine


This event is all ages

Henry Jamison
Henry Jamison
In an era in which the magnitude of cultural sickness is coming to light, Henry Jamison has had some time to reflect. On his second record, Gloria Duplex, the Vermont songwriter deconstructs ideas of masculinity from boyhood to adulthood and what it means to be a white, middle class male in America today.

Recorded over a two-week period in New York City during January 2018, Gloria
Duplex features an all-star cast including producer Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, The National, St. Vincent,) string arranger Rob Moose (Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Phoebe Bridgers) and mixer Patrick Dillett (Rhye, David Byrne, Glen Hansard).
Saint Sister
“The thick, eerie electro-folk of Ireland’s Saint Sister, not so much haunted as delicately possessed” – The Guardian

It’s easy to get lost in the minimal, chasmic, but beautifully arranged soundscapes” – Stereogum

“Delicate, full, desperate vocal shine” – Entertainment Weekly

Saint Sister, formed in November 2014, is the creation of Morgan Macintyre and Gemma Doherty. The duo met while studying at Trinity College, Dublin and shortly after graduating they started making music together. A month after forming they were asked to perform on TG4 (Irish national TV), and opened Whelan’s for Arcade Fire’s Will Butler. Their debut EP ‘Madrid’, recorded with Alex Ryan (bassist with Hozier), was released in November 2015 and has since reached 2 million streams on Spotify. The lead single was playlisted on RTE1 (Irish National radio) and was also championed by Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart, eventually being playlisted through the BBC introducing system on Radio 1 as well as on German national radio, 1Live.

2016’s ‘Tin Man’ came out on Communion’s Singles Club and received continued support from national radio, both at home and abroad. The track was nominated for song of the year by the Choice Music Prize and the band named Best Irish Band by the readers of the Irish Times. They performed this single for a televised performance in St James’ Church at Other Voices

The band’s 3rd release, ‘CausingTrouble’ was released in June 2017. The single also fared well at radio and was playlisted across Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Since their formation, the band have toured extensively throughout Europe. They made their US debut in March 2016 with multiple showcases at SXSW and have had notable appearances at numerous festivals including BBC Introducing at Glastonbury, Latitude, Electric Picnic, Longitude, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn Festival and Eurosonic. In 2017 the band supported Lisa Hannigan on a 20 date European tour as well as a headline show at The National Concert Hall, Dublin. That September the band opened for The National in the Cork Opera house.

2018 has already seen the band tour Sweden, Ireland and the UK. The band returned to the USA for their first headline shows in NYC, selling out National Sawdust in Brooklyn and adding another at Rockwood Music Hall. They returned to SXSW for the second time and were picked by NPR as one of the highlights of the festival. An intimate April show in St John the Baptist church, Dublin sold out in 12 hours and this summer the band look forward to playing the main stage of Body and Soul in Ireland.

The band will also travel to Russia and Paris for two massive open air concerts ahead of the release of Twin Peaks, the first single off their debut record- “Shape of Silence”. The band will tour the record later this year with over 40 dates across the USA, Canada, Australia, Ireland, UK and Europe.
Venue Information:
One Longfellow Square
181 State Street
Portland, Maine, 04101