The Dead Man's Waltz's work describes a weird arc of destruction and menace through the history of the last century. Theirs is a litany of small-town crimes and dark romances that is fascinating and irresistable.
Touring live musical performances, weaving songs in and out of spoken word and improvisation, collaborating on stunning and imaginative video work, The Dead Man's Waltz are "One of the most interesting and experimental bands around" Is This Music?.
Their latest work is Story's End (5*, Broadway Baby), a multi-artist investigation into death and story-telling which has just finished a run of five shows in Summerhall's Anatomy Theatre as part of Made In Scotland 2013 at the Edinburgh Fringe. Find out more about Story's End...
“They fuse Weimar cabaret, the accordion of Yann Tiersen and the theatricality of Beirut and Bellowhead for a series of minor-key ditties that creep stealthily, arm in arm, towards the site of a murder ballad, preferably one beside a stagnant pool in an overgrown forest.”
“The Dead Man’s Waltz find the common ground between the bleak tragedy of the island folk ballads and the more flamboyant execution of the European cabaret tradition.”