Thursday 12th April 2018
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £10 + booking fee / £12
Glaswegian’s free-floating psychedelic folk meets post rock collective project headed by drummer Alex Neilson, return with their latest album ‘Dungeness’. Like Black Sabbath in a rocket to the moon; the album finds the band plunging further out musically and looking deeper in lyrically.
Glasgow’s eclectic Trembling Bells were founded in early 2008 by drummer Alex Neilson, an improviser who has played with Jandek, Bonnie Prince Billy, and Current 93, among others. Neilson formed the group in order to explore more structured, song-based music, and recruited vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Lavinia Blackwall (who worked with Neilson in the group Directing Hand), bassist/vocalist Simon Shaw (also of Lucky Luke), and guitarist/harmonica player Ben Reynolds (who played with Neilson in Motor Ghost and is also a solo artist).
“A prayer of a record, despair turned into poetry”.- The Quietus ****
“Praise John Barleycorn for Trembling Bells, whose seventh album remains both stoically historic and historically now.” – Stewart Lee
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There is an elegiac beauty in Baby Copperhead’s music (Brooklyn-based Ben Lee) — a reverent memory of indigenous archetypes of the Southwest, of bird songs serendipitously synched to manmade tempos and tunings native to Lee’s teenage home in North Carolina; yet one can also hear in it the struggle against the tide of our current ecological crises and our unyielding political cynicism.