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UPDATE: DUE TO BAD WEATHER ON THE IRISH SEA HE’S GOING TO BE LATE
C DUNCAN ON STAGE 9:30PM
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Aiken Promotions presents
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C Duncan ‘For (Autumn Rebuild)’ – Formats: 7” & DIGITAL | Release Date: 27th November 2015
“Hauntingly pretty, intricately arranged…Will blow you away with its awed atmosphere and reverential sense of rapture…Exquisite and unearthly.” The Guardian (band of the week)
“The week’s hottest track…Melds swirling minimalism with euphoric massed harmonies.” The Sunday Times
“C Duncan takes the heartstring-tugging abilities of his label mates and wields them in harmony-laden, acoustic fashion” NME
“A modern take on the dream-pop formula, mixing lo-fi folk with choral harmonies” The Quietus
After being nominated for a much-coveted Mercury Music Award, C Duncan makes his Irish debut on Friday March 4th 2016
Glasgow’s prodigious young talent C Duncan returns following the release of his acclaimed Architect LP with a special limited edition 7”. The new single comprises a brand new re-write of his debut single ‘For’ (featured on Architect) and a French language re-recording of previous single ‘Here to There’, now titled ‘Ici à Là’.
Support for C Duncan has crossed the board of major platforms. Lauren Laverne, Shaun Keaveny, Huw Stephens, Radcliffe and Maconie, Steve Lamacq are firm fans, and The Guardian, NME, The Sunday Times, The Line of Best Fit, The Quietus, DIY Magazine, Stereogum, Les Inrockuptibles (among plenty of others) have all featured Christopher’s music. Previous single ‘Garden’ earned a place on BBC 6Music’s A-list, and with his live band Christopher has performed sessions for Lauren Laverne, Vic Galloway, Ricky Ross, John Kennedy at XFM, Clive Anderson’s Loose Ends and several more. Belle & Sebastian invited Christopher to open at their Somerset House show on the album’s release date.
A graduate of music composition from Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire, this new arrangement of ‘For’ evidences Christopher’s considerable abilities not only as pop songwriter but also as a gifted academic musician. Effortlessly, the track is adapted from a winsome and pretty shanty into an irresistible choral collage of Beach Boys expanse, its rhythms shifted to accent a driving 4/4 and its ended lifted in glorious vocal harmonies. On the b-side, ‘Ici à Là’ unexpectedly takes on a Serge Gainsbourg quality, an entirely different personality from the original track.
Christopher is the son of two classical musicians, but was drawn so persuasively to indie and alternative music and playing in school bands as a teen that he added guitar, bass guitar and drums to his existing repertoire of viola and piano, studying all five instruments at the same time.
Christopher wrote and recorded his album alone in his Glasgow flat on a bedroom studio setup, gradually adding each layer and each instrument one at a time, building up the breadth of the pieces. Though time-consuming, the process allowed for Christopher to lovingly assemble the intricacies and subtleties for this astonishingly intricate and subtle collection of music.
The cover art for the new arrangement of ‘For’, a detailed and stylised aerial view of Glasgow, was created by Christopher himself. A skilled and accomplished artist, his work has been exhibited at galleries around Scotland.
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TOM LOW – CANCELLED
Tom Low thrilled to announce UK tour in February 2016 supporting the wonderful Mercury nominated C Duncan.
Tom Low, the latest to joint the legendary Deltasonic stable, is delighted to join C Duncan on his UK tour (plus Dublin) in February 2016. Having recently joined Deltasonic, Tom is looking forward to releasing his debut EP “phone” in the new year.
Tom’s style is a blend of skilfully crafted songwriting and dense production with eccentric and abstract musical concepts. His forthcoming debut EP, “Phone”, features 5 tracks recorded entirely on his mobile phone in various friends’ houses. The idea behind each track is for the song to “sound like the subject” which results in heavily layered pieces, full of eclectic instrumentation and pop hooks.
On the record he writes and performs every part himself and through this process he conjures up his own unique brand of future pop that feels familiar yet different.
Touring with a band brings another dimension to his wonderful music which is sure to gain him many fans along the way.
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AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos