Cast a Dark Shadow: Carla Lippis
  • Brighton Fringe

Serge Gainsbourg in sequins brandishing a flick-knife; Duane Eddy brawling on with the Shangri-Las; Connie Francis fresh from juvy hall with only vengeance on her mind. The rebel-rousing twang of surf colliding with the hip-shaking go-go grooves of European Y-Y. Fresh from recording and touring with cult favourites Sacri Cuori, and collaborations with Calexico, M Ward and Tom Waits' right hand man Marc Ribot, Baby Carla makes her Brighton debut with a mix of original material and remixed classics. 'A knockout' (Australian) 'Divine' (Rolling Stone) 'Vocal powerhouse' (ArtsReview) 'Lippis is like something straight out of a Tarantino film and oozes an impressively brooding sensuality. Her music, a melange of styles - Western, old school Italian, cabaret, swing - is divine and an absolute pleasure to listen to.' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)