Aeris Houlihan’s solo project Witch of the East (ex Chambers). Michael McManus (Drums). After Aeris left Chambers late 2018 she decided to write a solo album.
The album titled Queen of Insecurity draws on the orgasmic din of Witchy, Grunge horror. A beautifully dark concept album that touches on industrial rock, grunge and dark pop.
The combination is sure to terrify people.
Queen of Insecurity was recorded at Greenmount Studios in Leeds, UK. Partly produced by Aeris Houlihan, Lee Smith, Jamie Lockhart. Lee & Jamie have also produced Pulled Apart By Horses, The Cribs, Ellie Goulding to name a few.
“Aeris Houlihan created the best ear-movie valentine anyone has ever made for you, exploring light, dark, tension and release. That she wrote, played and produced it all proves that time again, the female is always the deadliest of the species.” – Jason Pettigrew – Alternative Press (editor in chief)
“The lyricism may play with themes of horror, but ultimately, it serves to allude to darkness which is all too visceral in our daily lives. Ominously poignant metaphysical poetry is found in each of the verses amplifying the authenticity of the soundscape which could have only been orchestrated by Witch of the East and their unique combination of Grunge, Rock and Dark Pop.” – Amelia Vandergast – Corvid Culture
Check out latest video ‘Corridors’ below:
UK Tour Dates (More TBA)
Angel (Nottingham) – 9th March 2019
Wharf Chambers (Leeds) – 31st March 2019
Opium (Edinburgh) – 5th April 2019
Katie Fitzgeralds (Stourbridge) – 19th April 2019
The Chameleon Arts Cafe (Nottingham) – 20th April 2019
Stags Head (Dalston) – 21st April 2019
The Unicorn (Camden) – 11th May 2019
Chunk (Leeds) – 18th May 2019
The Peer Hat (Manchester) – 25th May 2019
Dot to Dot Festival (Nottingham) 26th May 2019
Polar Bear (Hull) – 31st May 2019
E.B.G.B.S (Liverpool) – 7th June 2019
Adelphi (Hull) – 15th June 2019
Roadrip & The Workshop (Shoreditch) – 29th June 2019
Fulford Arms (York) – 10th July 2019
Waterfront Festival – (Nottingham) – 13th July 2019
Rough Trade (Nottingham) – 26th July 2019
Percy’s Cafe Bar (Whitchurch) – 28th July 2019
The Station (Ashton-under-Lyne) – 17th August 2019
Worcester Music Festival – 15th September 2019
Carpe Noctum (Leeds) – 5th October 2019
Unicorn (London) – 12th October 2019
Dive (Hull) – 9th November 2019
Windmill Brixton (London) – Nov 18th 2019
Trades (Rotherham) – 26th April 2020