The Cluny, 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn
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The Cluny

Upcoming gigs


Josefin Öhrn & the Liberation

Support from:
  • Behold A Pale Horse

Sun 26 Feb 2017 Promoters: Wandering Oak Price: £6.50 Doors Open: 19:30 Curfew at: 23:00

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Sunday 26th February 2017
Wandering Oak brings you:

• Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation •
In an era in which ‘psychedelia’ can often mean merely a grab-bag of influences from which wah-wah pedals and two-note riffs are dispensed as signifiers and signposts into a realm of easy accessibility as opposed to gateways to another dimension, it can be a rarity to come across a band who are genuinely fixated on creating alternate realities for the listener. Yet this is exactly how Stockholm’s Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation view their incandescent art, and it’s this sensibility that’s led to the kaleidoscopic splendour of their two albums for Rocket Recordings, ‘Horse Dance’ (2015) and ‘Mirage’ (2016). Their two LPs razorsharp collection of songs that marry dreamlike radiance with hypnotic rhythmic drive, set alight by a prismatic experimental glow. It inhabits a realm in which a propulsive ‘60s-tinged pop song can be elevated skyward with krautrock-tinged repetition, dub echo and analogue curlicues alike, and one in which a Broadcast-style mantra can tap into a psychic lineage that stretches all the way from The United States Of America and Serge Gainsbourg to Portishead’s ‘Third’. Yet whilst ghosts of the like of LAIKA, The Velvet Underground and The Creatures may lurk in the darker recesses of their songs, this is a band paying no homage to bygone glories.

The release of their 2nd album ‘Mirage’ was jubilantly received across BBC 6Music, climaxing in a Lauren Laverne live session and a full European tour with fellow Swedes Goat. The band play this date as part of the full UK tour in support of the release of new single "The State (I'm In)".

• Behold A Pale Horse •
A genre-mashing behemoth of psychedelia, blues, kosmische and breakbeats with much hair on its collective balls. Whenever I write about them I use the line "a soul-stirring astral nexus where Grizzly Bear trade visions with Aphrodite's Child", but whenever they write about themselves they never use that, so maybe that's a bit too flowery for their liking. Fuck knows. They're mint anyway.

Plus your DJ selector:
• Cherrystones •
AKA Gareth Goddard / Godzy - crate digger supreme, personally invited by Josefin to warm up on this tour. Many flavours of pre- & post-punk, 60's garage, library & soundtrack music, kosmische and hip hop beats sit in his sets. Count on being charmed by the best music you've never heard!

The Cluny
36 Lime Street
Doors 7:30pm. Ages 18+ only.

Tickets on sale at 9am, Saturday 17th December: