April 12, 2024

Black Nail Cabaret launches all new album ‘Chrysanthemum’

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(Photo by Dori Hrisztu-Pazonyi) The Hungarian electro-pop noir duo Black Nail Cabaret have today released their brand new album, “Chrysanthemum”. It also includes the previously released singles “Autogenic”, “Roadtrip” and “Darkness Is A Friend”.

The new album will be promoted with a UK tour in April that consists of eight shows with Empathy Test.

Ahead of that, a listening party for the album will take place via the band’s Bandcamp page on 3rd March at 7pm UK | 8pm CET. Fans are invited to register right here.

You can check out the full album below.

Black Nail Cabaret tour dates

  • 04.04.23 Manchester – Rebellion
  • 05.04.23 Glasgow – Classic Grand
  • 06.04.23 Bristol – Dareshack
  • 07.04.23 Nuneaton – Queens Hall
  • 10.04.23 Nottingham – The Chapel
  • 11.04.23 Newcastle – Cluny 2
  • 12.04.23 Sheffield – Corporation
  • 13.04.23 London – Garage

About Black Nail Cabaret

Black Nail Cabaret is an electro-pop noir duo from Hungary, established in 2008 with members Emese ‘Emke’ Arvai-Illes (vocals) and Krisztian Arvai (keyboards). The group initially formed in Budapest and later spent several years based in London. Sophie Tarr, an original member responsible for keyboards, left the duo in 2016 to pursue her own music project. The band’s music, often described as visual synthpop or synth noir, sometimes incorporates experimental elements.

Before forming Black Nail Cabaret, both performers were involved in the Budapest industrial/cyber party scene and co-founded a small theatre group, Art Macabre, in 2005. This group, focused on horror-themed stage performances, found success with shows at the Merlin Theatre in Budapest. These early experiences contributed to the concept of Black Nail Cabaret as a theatrical musical project.

The duo’s music foundation was built on Emke’s transition from writing Hungarian poetry to English lyrics and Sophie’s piano compositions, with Emke providing vocals. The name “Black Nail Cabaret” reflects the band’s gothic subculture influences and the inclusion of ‘Cabaret’ suggests a lighter aspect of their artistic endeavors.

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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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