Oddfellow's Casino Album Launch
Thursday 23rd February 2012
a full live set, screening of the rare, award-winning horror short, The Telephone Box (1972) and support from Creation Records legends, Pete Fijalkowski (Adorable) and Terry Bickers (House of Love), plus Ampersand (Fujiya & Miyagi)
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £5 / £6
Brighton band Oddfellow’s Casino celebrate the launch of their long-awaited third album, The Raven’s Empire, with a full live set, screening of the rare, award-winning horror short, The Telephone Box (1972) and support from Creation Records legends, Pete Fijalkowski (Adorable) and Terry Bickers (House of Love.
With a great team behind it, the new album from Oddfellow’s Casino veers from heavily orchestrated epic songs to brooding piano tracks, all centred around the themes of haunting and death. Produced by Andrew Phillips (Grasscut) and stunning artwork by Stewart Armstrong (Lady GaGa, Kaiser Chiefs) this is the band’s first full album for three years and whose previous album, Winter Creatures, made Rounder Records top ten best albums of the year.
A hidden treasure of the English music scene, Oddfellow’s Casino have been quietly releasing albums over the past nine years, to critical acclaim. They hail from the mountains of Sussex and are an ensemble whose music and live performances centre around forgotten corners of England, birds, landscapes, ghosts, death and an old Victorian freakshow from which they take their name.
At the centre of the group is singer-songwriter David Bramwell (“an English Sufjan Stevens” – Les Inrockuptibles) whose other musical exploits include recording with cult producer Kramer (Shimmy Disc) and collaborating with Ninja Tunes’ outfit Grasscut and Stereolab’s Simon Johns.
Their long-awaited third album, The Raven’s Empire, is their most ambitious project to date, seeing the group plunge into darker waters with the album veering from pounding hypnotic orchestral arrangements and plaintive piano tracks to Stooges-style guitars; all held within Oddfellow’s distinctive English sound
“Full of restrained anthems that mix the sensitivity of Sufjan Stevens with the big-hearted warmth of Elbow” UNCUT