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The Warehouse Project
Beneath Piccadilly Train Station
Manchester M1 2HG
9pm – 5am
Along with Kieran Hebden, we've put together an incredible roster of talent for a one off special at Warehouse Project 2010. The sheer breadth and variety of the acts performing on the night mirrors his wide range of influences and musical touchstones as an artist himself. From live experimentation and freeform jazz, to luminaries of the deep house and minimal techno scenes and the latest crop of post dubstep producers from the UK, all the acts share a common trait with the headliner, showing no fear of pushing musical boundaries and forms to their limit.
As well as a headline live performance by Four Tet himself, he is joined by labelmate Caribou and Detroit legend Theo Parrish will be flying in for one of his famed sets. Border Community’s James Holden and Nathan Fake will both be playing, as will precocious WHP resident Jamie XX and the enigmatic man in the mask Zomby. Up and coming young producers such as Actress, James Blake and Mount Kimbie all represent the generation of UK talent that came after Four Tet, all owing him a creative debt for paving the way forward with his illustrious and bold body of work.
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Thursday 18th November 2010
Koko, 1a Camden High Street, London NW1 7JE
After the success of his show at 229 earlier this year, we are pleased to announce a new JAMIE LIDELL show. Jamie’s third album, ‘Compass’ was released on May 17th and has garnered much critical acclaim, even landing him a chance to support Prince in Belgium earlier this month. Famed for his largely improvised shows, Jamie constructs his tracks live, voicing and layering right in front of your eyes, effortlessly forging clanking electro riffs and deathprod funk grooves.
PRAISE FROM THE PRESS
‘Disparate elements are held together by Lidell's gifted vocal and songwriting talents that are both a nod to great music of the past and a taste of tomorrow's sounds.’ – Rough Trade
“Jamie Lidell has shifted boundaries, moved from style to style. On his new album 'Compass' the producer comes closer than ever to defining his multi-faceted sound, to pinning his ideas down onto one disc.” – Clash
“a neo-psychedelic ode, planting romantic avowals amid arid textures.” - New York Times "elegantly warped love songs…(a) blend of creamy come-ons and fuzzy beats" - Rolling Stone
Lidell's previous albums have tried to reconcile his two loves; electronica and classic soul. On Compass, the globe wandering Englishman might have squared the circle' - Uncut
Eat Your Own Ears presents
Plus special guests
Wednesday 6 October
Koko, 1a Camden High Street, Camden, London NW1 / 0870 432 5527
Of Montreal play London’s Koko this autumn. Their songs soar and weave with energy and goodwill, daring anyone who hears them to walk away without a smile on their face. Listening to OF MONTREAL, you might think that singer Kevin Barnes is missing the angst gene. But the longer you listen, the more you start to realize that maybe missing the angst gene is a blessing. It allows Kevin to explore more fully his crazily creative ideas and to make wondrous music, drawing on influences from the Byrds or even the Mamas And The Papas; the group's songs are all sweet pop ditties, as suitable for campfire-singing as stage performance.
Of their legendary live show: Make no mistake: a Kevin Barnes-led Of Montreal concert is a well-choreographed affair. It leaves not a second to the between songs audience-band banter and request-shouts for which many rock concerts are known and loved. But that cost is more than returned in entertaining spectacle.
Indeed, OM concerts risk being seen as theater whose soundtracks threaten to take over the performance. But the reverse is actually the case. They are tight live versions of impressively creative yet patently poppy studio productions– Blog Critics