Tuesday 30th April 2019
+ Before Breakfast
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £12.50 + booking fee / £16.50 on the door
Glaswegian singer-songwriter C Duncan (FatCat Records) returns to Brighton with a spellbinding set, combining his love of modern and classical music, to celebrate the release of his forthcoming album “Health”.
Born to two classical musicians, Duncan was surrounded by music throughout his childhood, and enrolled in the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where he studied music composition. A talented multi-instrumentalist and gifted live performer, his sound drifts far beyond genres; intertwining his classical training with contemporary influences to create a sonic identity that lies on the cusp of dream-pop.
Following the Mercury nominated debut “Architect” (2015,) an it’s impressive follow up “The Midnight Sun” (2016,) C Duncan’s highly anticipated third album sees the Scottish multi-instrumentalist ditch his bedroom studio and work with other producers, engineers and musicians for the first time. Navigating themes of love, anxiety and sexuality, “Health” – produced by Elbow’s Craig Potter – is a deeply personal record that delves into a world Duncan had previously felt uneasy exploring. Warm and harmonically rich, Duncan delightfully juxtaposes the vibrant and wholesome aesthetic of the album with an often-darker lyrical undertone.
As always Duncan has contributed all the artwork surrounding the release, and the colourful and natural aesthetic is reflected in the instrumentation and lyrics.
“…gloriously catchy” on new single “Impossible” – Lineofbestfit
“A strong, highly creative follow up” – Clash
“Its indie art pop vibe shines brighter than ever.” – Higher Plain Music
“Undulating heartbreak ballads executed with acute precision.” – Circuit Sweet
With support from Before Breakfast
Sheffield alternative pop quartet Before Breakfast release debut EP ‘Open Ears’ in April 2019 and will join C Duncan on his tour of the UK!
Gina, Debra, Annie and Lucy weave strong melodies with piano, cello and vocal harmonies to create an authentic and accomplished sound that is drawn from a wealth of musical experience, from classical to folk, and are inspired by artists including Bjork and Marika Hackman. Before Breakfast have a strong sense of meaning, telling intimate stories about being a woman that resonate with people of all stages of life.
The band recently supported Tokio Myers at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, The Sage and Albert Hall, Manchester on his UK tour and have worked with Reverend And The Makers, Jon Boden, The Dunwells and Renegade Brass Band.