Josephine Foster and the Victor Herrero Band This Wednesday.

Don’t forget the first lady of avant-folk Josephine Foster, and Victor Herrero are playing at the Hare and Hounds this Wednesday (29/september/2010). They’re doing their interpretation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s “Las Canciones Populares Espanolas”, a collection of popular Spanish folk songs that had been banned during General Franco’s dictatorship in the 1940’s.

Foster’s voice is probably best described as sounding a bit like a 1930’s Kate Bush. You could also liken it to Bjork and Joanna Newsom, but it’s so eccentric, it’s really difficult to compare. Josephine describes The Victor Herrero Band as being like “a Andalusian jug band playing very energetic and animated music”, so the combination of Josephine and Victor creates a sound like very little else out there.

To give you some idea of what to expect, here’s Josephine and Victor performing ‘Los Contrabandistas De Ronda’::

Josephine Foster and the Victor Herrero Band play the Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham on Wednesday / 29 / September 2010. Advance tickets cost £10, and are available from here, or by popping into Polar Bear (York Road, Kings Heath) / Swordfish Records (Temple Street, Birmingham).