David Lynch's groundbreaking TV show 'Twin Peaks' wasn't just about murder, madness and mystery: the music in the show was every bit as important, from the drifting theme tune 'Falling' (which reached No. 7 in the UK charts, fact fans!) to the cosmic leather-synth-biker combo that lurked around the Roadhouse bar. Written by Angelo Badalamenti and Lynch himself, the songs of 'Twin Peaks' wouldn't have been half so effective without the haunting, dreamlike voice of Julee Cruise, bringing Lynch's words of love, loss, darkness and tragedy to eerie, unforgettable life.
Now for the first time in five years, Cruise is playing an exclusive live show in London as part of this year's Twin Peaks UK Festival, a two-day celebration of all things Peaks at the Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel. Other highlights at the festival include appearances and signings from 'Twin Peaks' cast members – including Laura Palmer herself, Sheryl Lee, who'll introduce a cinema screening of prequel movie 'Fire Walk With Me' with readings from Laura's diary – performances by Peaks-themed cabaret troupe The Double R Club, costume competitions, quizzes, a jitterbug class, stacks of Peaks-themed food and – we'll be down the front for this one – a donut-eating race.
With 'Twin Peaks' back in the news in advance of the impending TV reboot (not due until 2017, but we're still counting the days), there's never been a better time to immerse yourself in Lynch's one-of-a-kind world. And there's no better way to go about it than by snapping up tickets to the Twin Peaks UK Festival.
We'll see you in the trees…
Want more 'Twin Peaks'-themed fun? A 'Twin Peaks'-themed immersive pop-up theatre restaurant (!) is opening in London