Kristina Esfandiari will be doing a solo, stripped down version of Miserable at Roadburn 2020 as part of Emma Ruth Rundle's curated event, The Gilded Cage

Within her Miserable project, Kristina Esfandiari combines the finest hooks of grunge with the lo-fi haze of shoegaze, creating an alluringly dark vista to lose oneself in. Invited back to Roadburn – having already played 2017 with King Woman – as part of Emma Ruth Rundle’s ‘The Gilded Cage’ curated event, Kristina is set to drench us all in her misery next April.

Last year saw the release of Loverboy/Dog Days – which slipped effortlessly into our record collections and into our weekly Essential Sounds playlists too. Brooding, melodic, and darkly delicious, Miserable bundles up anguish and pain in a cocoon of scuzzy fuzz and reverb. Though Miserable is a little softer around the edges than King Woman, Kristina’s distinctively woozy voice is the most prominent and distinctive bridge between the two projects.

Of her choice, Emma comments:
“I first heard of Kristina Esfandiari through her band King Woman but when I heard her solo project, Miserable, I fell in love. I finally had a chance to see her live and the force of her performance along with her singular voice just punched me in the chest – hard. She will be doing a solo, stripped down version of Miserable which I can only imagine will be even more moving. I’m so thrilled to have Miserable coming to Roadburn as part of The Gilded Cage”

Becky Laverty / September 2019

Date: April 16

Time: TBA

Stage: TBA