Jacobs Rooftop Gallery
To exist in the world requires finding ways to cope with what is often so much disappointment. Communication fails. Lovers leave. Attempts at connection can lead to deeper isolation, especially when you’re already marginalised by society. For multi-hyphenated Jemima Coulter (of Hailaker), stories offer one such way to cope. The tracks from their debut album Grace After A Party exist in an impressionistic reverie, somewhere between a hallucination and the waking world. Telling stories of body-swapping and clowns, Coulter’s music takes us beyond the personal, travelling from London to Perugia, to the circus and the sea. Raised on classical music in Hampshire without context for what was popular, Jemima Coulter has developed a sound meticulously their own.