Saturday 10th February 2018
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £21 + booking fee / £24
New Bella Union signing – Illinois’ Ezra Furman has had a slow but sure build in the consciousness of the music world, from his work with The Harpoons, to now an ever successful project with his band The Boyfriends, Furman has had an exhilarating couple of years, breaking the UK with sell-out show-stopping shows. He returns with new album Transangelic Exodus.
Transangelic Exodus, Ezra’s second album for Bella Union, is a new landmark for the American singer-songwriter: “Not a concept record, but almost a novel, or a cluster of stories on a theme, a combination of fiction and a half-true memoir,” according to its author. “A personal companion for a paranoid road trip. A queer outlaw saga.”
The BBC Radio 6 Music much-loved musician is also an electrifying live performer, he combines a genuine mixture of outsider-angst and life-affirming energy, and gives nothing less than his whole body and soul to the cathartic moments of performance.
“The restless sound of a genuine one-off in a generic world. – **** The Guardian
“An enlightening journey through the mind of an outsider, but an entirely relatable one. – 9/10 – Clash Music