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SRSQ (ex-Them Are Us Too) at Gallery 5 on March 7th


SRSQ (Dallas, ex-Them Are Us Too, Dais Records)
w/ Special Guests TBA

Thursday, March 7 at Gallery 5
7PM Doors // 8PM Sounds
$12 Advance // $14 Day of Show
All Ages

Them Are Us Too was an incredible duo on Dais Records who were set to take over the goth/industrial/pop landscape until tragedy struck in 2016. Cash Askew, one half of TAUT, passed away in the infamous Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland. After this terrible loss, Kennedy Ashlyn (the other half of TAUT) channeled their grief the only way they knew how to, through music and the result is the harsh yet trancefully blissed out sounds of SQSQ (pronounced seer-skew). The October debut, also on genre-leading Dais is one of last year's finest and Broadberry Entertainment Group is excited to watch Kennedy's rise from the ashes and bring the project to RVA at Gallery 5 with some special guests TBA soon!

SRSQ: SRSQ (pronounced seer-skew) is the solo project of Kennedy Ashlyn (vocalist/keyboardist of Them Are Us Too). Creative voids aren’t filled, but rather holes left that push the edges of the present into new realms of consciousness. SRSQ’s pulse began after the death of Kennedy’s closest friend and TAUT collaborator Cash Askew, a casualty in the sudden and tragic Oakland Ghost Ship Fire of 2016. Driven by loss, SRSQ became the vehicle for Kennedy’s transformative process, exploring nuance, nostalgia, reflection, and reconciliation, manifesting in the aural landscape of Unreality.

As a debut, Unreality is entrance into a new form of storytelling, traversing the present while pulling from a deep swath of experience, immersion, and sound. Like the impulse it pulls from, each song evokes the complex duality of meditation—where simple intersects with infinite. Ambient synthesizers that approach harshness, relentless arpeggiations act together with Kennedy’s vocals as a lush weapon, weaving cloudlike fables over orchestration that’s familiar and foreign. Trance-like at times, yet always rooted in cadence and structure, the synesthesia of sound and feeling takes cues from the delicate miasma of Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, or Dead Can Dance, using their example as the ground floor for building a new temple of frequency. Kennedy proves an adept architect of rhythm, using sequenced electronics as a deep backbeat that allows the harrowing beauty of her vocals to lead the journey.

Produced by Matia Simovich of Inhalt, Unreality is simultaneously crisp and full, each tone and note occupying its own unique sonic world - grief butted against power, tracked to a heavy heartbeat.

Broadberry Entertainment Group Presents
SRSQ at Gallery5