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King Creosote

Tuesday 7th October 2014

Charlie Cunningham + Bleeding Hearts (DJ)


Doors 8:00 pm

Price £14 / £16

Prolific singer-songwriter, poet, wit, and raconteur, creating intimate and self-aware indie-folk music.

Melting Vinyl is pleased to have King Creosote play at Komedia, Brighton!

From Fife, Scotland, King Creosote, to date, has released over forty albums (!) with his latest LP That Might Well Be It, Darling, released late last year, and a new LP From Scotland with Love (via Domino) due this year.

From Scotland With Love was created in collaboration with director Virginia Heath and Producer Grant Keir as an audio-accompaniment to a poetic documentary film of the same name, to be released for the Commonwealth Games this summer. Featuring archive footage but no narration or interview, the film works around themes of love and loss, war, resistance, emigration, work and play, and is driven as much by the music as it is the images. For the first time King Creosote found himself being able to write from other people’s perspectives, such as the female characters found in the archive. The result is From Scotland With Love, one of King Creosote’s most widescreen cinematic and finest pieces of work to date.

King Creosote continues to be one of the most prolific and creative British musicians, still finding the time to collaborate with fellow musicians. His collaboration with Jon Hopkins Diamond Mine even earned them a Mercury Prize nomination.

“King Creosote is one of the great outsiders. He occupies the margins in both the songs he sings and in the way he sends his songs out into the world.”- The Independent

Support by Charlie Cunningham:
Originally from Bedfordshire but currently a resident of Oxford, Charlie Cunningham has been the focus of much attention over recent months, with name-checks on BBC Radio 1 as both a Bloggers Choice for 2014 and Zane Lowe’s Next Hype.

Performing on a nylon stringed guitar, his rhythmic and percussive style seems to create a bigger sound than one man with a simple instrument could rightfully claim. It’s a skill that he honed during two years studying guitar in Seville, the birthplace of Flamenco, and it is this time that has afforded him a remarkable understanding of his playing.

DJ set by Bleeding Hearts:
The Bleeding Hearts Club (connected to Bleeding Heart Recordings) was a popular live music evening in Brighton for ten years. For the best part of this Charlie stood at the back of the room in his own little world providing the musical interludes to the live performances. The tunes mixed folky, acoustic sounds with mellow soul and gospel. Outside of this he has DJ’d many nights with the emphasis more on the danceable end of soul, funk, reggae, latin and Afro.