AAC//107: Chaika and Olga Solar
AAC//107 is a monthly showcase of progressive, experimental and thoughtful local music, presented by Art As Catharsis, 107 and City of Sydney.
This month we have:
- Chaika (cinematic, meditative Balkan folk)
- Olga Solar (intelligent indie pop)
Doors 8pm, entry is $15.
As always, kids under 18 get in free.
Based in Sydney, the six-piece ensemble Chaika take their name from the Bulgarian word for ‘seagull’. They create a beguiling and original sound-world, blending 4 female voices with Clarinet, Violin, Piano, Accordion, Double-Bass, Guitar and Percussion.
Chaika draws influence from folk traditions, jazz and classical music. Described as ‘cinematic, deeply touching and meditative’, as well as ‘exuberant, virtuosic and uplifting’, Chaika’s strength is the elusiveness of their style.
About Olga Solar
Olga Solar took a bold first step into the Australian indie pop landscape with her debut EP ‘Antilullaby’. The leading single ‘Tulips’ received airtime on Triple J and placement in Apple Music’s playlists “Best of the Week” and “The A List: New Artists”. The video clip for her second single “Tingle Fingers” received screen time on MTV.
Solar’s songs are a balance of boldness and intimacy. While beaming with magnetic warmth and charm on stage, it’s the very timidity that first held her back that drives the introspective quality of her songs. Family and relationships are a large theme across much of her writing – she’ll write notes about people, thoughts and theories on the bus, then make them rhyme later on.
Olga Solar’s songs are anthems for the introverts, pep talks for the little guys and odes to the unsung. Her new musical voice is beaming with expressive confidence, and she’s just getting started.