Serafina Steer, a Trinity Laban alumnus and successful singer-songwriter, will release her third album, The Moths are Real, this week. The launch will take place on 24 January at St Leonards Church, Shoreditch, and will feature all girl a cappella band The Boxettes and the album producers, ex-Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and Pulp guitarist Steve Mackey.
Serafina studied harp with Gabriella Dall'Olio at Trinity Laban, where she gained a First Class Honours degree and was awarded the String Faculty Silver Medal.
Her classical background makes Serafina a folk singer-songwriter with a difference: she interweaves husky, whimsical melodies with intricate harmonies on the harp to create a uniquely evocative sound-world. Chris Parkin of the BBC has described her as "an artist harder to define, and more brilliant, than you might imagine".
Since the release of her first album, Cheap Demo Bad Science, in 2007, Serafina has forged collaborations with an eclectic range of artists, including Patrick Wolf, Tunng and John Foxx and the Maths. In 2010 her second album, Change is Good Change is Good, caught the attention of Pulp singer turned radio presenter and producer, Jarvis Cocker, who picked it as a "record of the year", and was so impressed that he went on to produce this latest album.
"She sounds like a folk singer, her diction as clear as a mountain stream, while she weaves whimsical tales…but there is an eccentricity to Steer that resists categorisation and fills her songs with surprises." - Maddy Costa, The Guardian
The Moths are Real will be available to buy from Amazon from 24 January 2013. More information about Serafina Steer can be found on her website: http://www.serafinasteer.com/