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(MAY 20, 2020)

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The "Into the World" password protected Vimeo link for our mailing list subscribers expired on March 30th. We are currently submitting it to festivals. It will be back soon for public viewing. Thank you!

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Tune in Feb 3, 2021 at 11pm (EST) for the latest from SAINTFIELD

on VILLAINS WEAR BLACK (from Austin, Texas)

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In 2018, the duo of Ciara Adams and Ali Jafri joined forces to form Saintfield - more than a band, but an immersive “alt-world” that envelops the audience into an audio/visual splendor. Drawing on their collective histories in music and the performing arts, the band’s debut EP - Into the World - presents a vibrant blend of neo-classical atmospheres, multicultural textures, and darkly engaging post-punk and goth/rock. From ethereal melodies of “Next Full Moon” and the crooning vocals and ambient layers of “Into the World” to the richly cinematic “Oonagh” and rhythmic and ritualistic “Dil Ki Avaaz”, Into the World entices you to engage with your innermost emotions, creating a world from within, making the very act of listening a participatory experience - you are part of the majestic and magical soundscapes towards which Saintfield transports you.

Written, produced, and performed by Jafri and Adams, and with contributions from cellist Anne Bourne and tabla percussionist Ed Hanley, Into the World is now available to purchase/stream digitally via Bandcamp, Amazon, Spotify, and YouTube, as well as from Saintfield themselves. Mixed by Reza Moghaddas at Bamahang Studios and mastered by Justin Gray at Immersive Mastering, the EP’s four tracks are only the beginning of a much grander and encompassing journey, with the companion film showcasing Saintfield’s live performance of Into the World at The Music Gallery in the band’s home of Toronto, Ontario in Canada. Directed by Grain Fed Films’ Adrian Smith, the live video created during the isolation of 2020 has received several international awards along the festival circuit, with plans for a widespread release later in 2021, and a full-length album set for release in 2022.

A visual media artist and multi-instrumentalist, Jafri has been a featured member of David J’s live band during the Vagabond Vigilantes Tour in 2017, and performing rock-sitar in Pigface in 2019.


Adams is an accomplished vocalist and theatrical creator, having studied at Queen’s University and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and performing and touring numerous theatrical ensembles and projects in the UK and Canada.


The pair formed Saintfield in 2018, the project making its debut that year with R.U.X. (aRe yoU Experienced).

- Ilker Yücel