Mary Ocher. Photo by Sergio Frutos and Paco Vallejo.
Fresh from the recording of a new album and touring over 20 countries with the much celebrated The West Against The People and its companion release Faust Studio Sessions and Other Recordings, Mary Ocher is back in Europe for selected dates between tours of North America and Australia.
Over the past decade Mary has been persistently creating passionate, uncompromising work, raw, thought provoking, socially and creatively pushing against the current, dealing with subjects of authority, identity and conflict. Her work is as enchanting as it is polarising, ranging from traditional folk to raw ’60s garage, ambient music with ethereal vocals and abstract synths, to experimental pop with African and South American rhythms. The West Against The People was released on H.J. Irmler's (of German rock pioneers Faust) label Klangbad. It features collaborations with elusive legends Die Tödliche Doris and Felix Kubin (who performed at Contra Pop 2015) and an essay elaborating on the themes of the album and analysing the current sociopolitical climate. Her previous solo release was produced by Canadian Psych Rock&Roll guru King Khan.