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Friday 11th December 2015

+ Foreign Skin + Tiger Lion + Eva Bowan (DJ)

At The Hope & Ruin

Doors 8:00 pm

Price £5 + booking fee / £7

Dog In The Snow presents a Christmas special with…

New Bella Union trip-hop dreamy Mancunian duo – Bernand + Edith – come to Brighton to play a special Melting Vinyl Christmas night co-curated with Dog In The Snow.

During the past year, Bernard + Edith have been bubbling in the Manchester music scene with their dark, subtly disturbing, dreamy electronica. Their debut album ‘Jem’ (released via Bella Union) showcases a rich landscape with a strange allure, a sound that not only is aurally satisfying, but also visually intensifying. They discover an inventive spread of colour and texture in the world of electronic pop.

Bernand + Edith’s unconventional approach starts with using their middles for a band name, which evokes the image of an older couple rather than a pair in their earliy twenties who instantly bonded over music after meeting as teenagers. Theirs is a true collaboration, jointly creating the music and beats (their videos and stage projections too), bringing e different influences to the union but meshing them to sublime effect.

The album is a mult-faceted jewel, from the lush Cocteau’s-shiver of ‘Crocodiles’ to the exquisite Eastern climes of ‘China’ and the R&B twist of ‘Poppy’. What unites all 13 tracks is a beguiling fusion of intimacy and sensuality with something more mysterious and spectral.

Having been on the festival circuit (End of the Road, Field Day, BBC 6 Music Festival), supporting the likes of Tune-Yards and Jungle, Bernard + Edith have brought their carefully crafted sonic world out into the open arms of audience; creating live shows not to be missed.

“Subtly disturbing, and deceptively pretty, trip hop blues from the backstreets of Manchester.” – The Guardian

“Bernard + Edith have crafted their own universe, separate to anything around them. ” – Clash Magazine

Support comes from:
Foreign SKin
Brighton based Foreign Skin, an audio/Visual, self styled producer of sample based electronic, ambient and hip hop music. Foreign Skin has a very distinctive sound that infuses chopped up and manipulated vocals, accompanied by lush melodic synth lines. Accompanied by beautiful visuals, Foreign Skin’s live shows exert something special that leaves you wanting more.

Tiger Lion
Before moving to Brighton, Clémentine Blue, aka Tiger Lion, aka superlative Michael A Grammar bassist and sometime chanteuse, was one part of French pop trio The Dancers.
Tiger Lion is an experiment in musical instinct – raw, global, tribal – overlaid with Clémentine’s luscious vocals.

DJ set from Eva Bowan:
Eva Bowan, is a Polish-born Brighton (UK) based graphic & sound designer, freelance illustrator and experimental artist.
Her interest lies in combining organic sounds with electronic rhythms, balancing somewhere in between ambient, experimental pop and psychedelia.