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With a mammoth 2010 tour this year has seen a dramatic difference in the Caribou live performance. Now that technology has finally caught up to Dan’s ambitions for the band’s show, while it will still be four musicians on stage, the dynamic interplay between visuals, electronics and the live sound will be taken to the next level. If you think you know Caribou, think again. Dan Snaith’s new album is the sound of the musical glass ceiling being blown away.
Swim is full of brightly textured, rapturous gems that gleam with astonishing production – and then wrenches at your heart with soulful, thoughtful reveries on the passing of time, family history and the breakdown of relationships. We can’t think of another multi-instrumentalist/ producer/ songwriter/ singer/ arranger/ composer who has the ability to harness all these talents into something as breathtakingly gorgeous yet dance floor ready as Dan Snaith AKA Caribou.
Praise for Caribou Live
‘’Jamelia’ is beautiful, ‘Sun’ is trippy and vast, and ‘Odessa’ is wonky and wonderful.’ Clash Music
‘Snaith’s group showing true musical skill in executing the live arrangements, which are notably different from the album and are brought to life with a commanding energy. Snaith has stepped up to larger venues with aplomb and one can only hope that his growing reputation continues to spread beyond those who are already aware of his considerable talent.’ The Fly *****
Main support from one of our favourite bands of the year, FACTORY FLOOR who imbibe the spirit of Joy Division as much as they channel krautrock sensibilities and a brazen love of electronics, which sees them a neat counterpoint on the bill.
Plus WALLS are a band from London made up of members Sam Willis (of ALLEZ-ALLEZ) and Alessio Natalizia (of BANJO OR FREAKOUT). Originally from Manchester, but based in London since ’96, Willis has long been an admirer of the Cologne sound, instilling his productions (and dj mixes for the influential podcast series located at www.allez-allez.co.uk) with the euphoric, pop sensibilities and deep grooves that are a KOMPAKT hallmark. Natalizia hails from Vasto, Italy but relocated to London in 2008 to pursue his musical dreams – driven by the wild guitar of This Heat and propulsive rhythms of Can as well as Burial’s inner city atmospherics and soul.