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Glow Line / Tom James Scott / Anna Peaker

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

£5 – £8
Glow Line is Ben Pritchard (guitar) and Ashley Paul (drums, clarinet). They will be performing music from Up In Air, Ben Pritchard’s latest release on Okraina Records.
Up in Air is sewn from threads of everyday life: trails of thought, small stories and conversations with his daughter. Collecting, layering and condensing the world around him, his musings spill out in a palimpsest that renders both the material and metaphysical world. From describing a time where he inadvertently found himself on a hunting trip, recalling stories from doing role play and drawing together with his daughter, or scribing observations on the strange dedications people make in their lives, he explores the banal and the fantastical; the whimsical and the serious; the light and dark. Each line, aphorism or vignette carries with it weight that is looking to free itself, to embrace the impossibility of life distilled into simpler parameters.
Ben’s music acts as a motor for his words, weaving wistful melodic mantras and creaking guitar lines in and out as each song finds its feet. Although the album finds a rich array of influences dancing in an awkward balance, the emotive register of the music drinks from the fountain of the US rock continuum, with Supreme Dicks’ uneasy indie, Low’s slow unfurling grace and Neil Youngs’ heart-worn drawl lifting each song to new heights. Expanding on this soundworld are collaborators Sholto Dobie (self-built organs) and bassist Otto Willberg, who provide drones, dissonant jolts and detuned paths for the music to open itself, but also curl into its own. Sounds are folded into one another, birthing new shapes, layers and sonic possibilities.
TOM JAMES SCOTT is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser who currently lives on the North-West coast of England. Since 2007 he has published music through a number of labels including xquisite releases, Students of Decay, Takuroku, Where To Now?, Bo’Weavil Recordings, Carnivals, and his own Skire imprint (established in 2013).
He is currently working on a collaboration with the filmmaker Laurence Campbell and continues to perform and record (both in the UK and internationally) with Andrew Chalk, Ecka Mordecai, Timo van Luijk, Ashley Paul, and Russell Walker.
ANNA PEAKER: local elusive folk-drone.
£8 waged or £5 unwaged, though just pay what you can.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please wear a mask and show a negative lateral flow test for entry.


May 12
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£5 – £8
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