Wednesday 4th November 2015
Groves + A Lily (DJ)
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £7 + booking fee / £9
Glaswegian upcoming singer-songwriter and BBC 6 music loved, C Duncan (Fat Cat Records), returns to Brighton after playing a spellbinding set earlier this year at The Great Escape; combining his love of modern and classical music, sparse and dreamy textures, creating a baroque/indie pop sound.
Glasgow’s new comer C Duncan, born to two classical musicians, was surrounded by music throughout his childhood, and enrolled in the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where he studied music composition.
Duncan makes music that combines his love of modern and classical music. The pieces that make up his forthcoming debut LP are formed from lush choral harmonies and acoustic instrumentation, textured like contemporary dream-pop and all recorded at home in Glasgow on his bedroom studio setup, gradually built up one layer and one instrument at a time. The results of this methodical and isolationist recording process give us charming lo-fi folk with the harmonic width of choral composition, the sweetness of barbershop and the rough eloquence that has so readily soundtracked Glasgow over the past decades.
Duncan’s debut LP ‘Architect’ (out via Fat Cat) has already received wide praise, with critics and audiences alike noticing the elegantly crafted and seamlessly constructed tunes which dip their toes into a pool of lush and pastoral sounds
“The composer with the Radio 6Music soul has constructed something elegant, thought-provoking and comforting that will genuinely make you wish it was October.” – The Quietus ****
“He seamlessly merges interweaving vocals with the sounds of pastoral English folk and lush, 4ADesque dreampop.” – The Guardian ****
Support comes from:
DJ set from A Lily
A Lily is James Vella from yndi halda / FatCat Records / Saint Coltrane / O Rosa Records etc.