Dark Cloud submerges us in the overhang of a suﬀocating experience which is brilliantly portrayed by ﬁlm maker Alex T’s unnerving music video starring actress Anna Wraith. The electronic dream folk track features Peter Yates (Fields of the Nephilim) whose signature guitars hang ominously under RISE’s haunting vocals. The song is the ﬁrst hint at RISE’s follow up album to her acclaimed debut An Abandoned Orchid House.
“The most perfect recording I’ve heard this year, maybe in a couple of years” John Diliberto ECHOES, USA
‘Full of grace and beauty” **** PROG Magazine
“More hauntingly beautiful than Kate Bush on a good day” BBC INTRO DEVON
R I S E Pre-album tour warm up gigs (showcasing Strangers LIVE) July 11th – B Bar Plymouth July 12th – The Angel Gallery – Totnes July 13th – Feather’s Hotel, Ledbury Fringe Festival July 27th Lepallooza, Bude Cornwall
R I S E (aka Jo Beth Young) is an English songwriter whose relentlessly authentic songs and mesmeric voice cut deep into the fabric of human frailty with a visionary sound swaying hypnotically between dream folk and progressive grit; at times dark but always beautiful.
Since the release of her debut album ‘An Abandoned Orchid House’ in 2018 (under the longer moniker of Talitha Rise) she has been gathering international acclaim and support from BBC 6, BBC Introducing Devon, and the legendary ECHOES Radio in the USA who made her the number 1 album of the year. Establishing her unique sound early on in Ireland cutting her teeth on the folk circuit, she returned to the UK and met her long-term collaborator Martyn Barker (Shriekback, Goldfrapp, Robert Plant) and caught the attention of Chris Difford (Squeeze) who sang on her debut EP Blue.
As a live artist R I S E, has started to reach new heights. Opening for acts such as Renaissance, Boo Hewardine, Julia Biel, Antonio Forcione and Shriekback, and she has held the spellbound attention of audiences at The Maltings, St. Pancras London, and sold out her 2017 and 2018 headline shows in Sussex and Devon.