Kristin Hersh at Robert Smith’s Meltdown

Kristin Hersh is a singer songwriter from Newport, Rhode Island who first came to prominence when she established the alternative rock band Throwing Muses with her best friend and step-sister Tanya Donelly. An acclaimed guitarist, Hersh has recorded ten solo albums and also performed as part of the band 50FootWave since 2003.

Ahead of her performance at Robert Smith's Meltdown, Hersh took time out of her preparations to talk to us about how she got involved in the festival, why she likes playing with a band and why she doesn’t draw a line between performing in her bedroom and performing gigs. 


Kristin Hersh | Robert Smith's Meltdown


Robert Smith is an angel and sends only love. That has been an amazing aspect of this Meltdown.
Kristin Hersh on being part of Robert Smith's Meltdown festival
Placebo perform in Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall as part of Robert Smith's Meltdown

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