Synergy Concerts and Numbers present
Tue 7 Jun 2011 | 7.30pm | £15.50 + bf
Battles come to the Arches, Glasgow on Tuesday 7th June.
“There’s one [track] called Inchworm that’s based on a four-hour jam I did by myself in our practice space– which reminds me of this guy upstairs from our space who kept knocking on our door and losing his shit. He’d go, “You guys are driving me… “– and his voice started cracking because he was so angry– “fucking insane.” He was like, “It sounds like you’re dropping a fucking anvil down here! I don’t know what type of music this is but even people that like your music don’t like your music!” So maybe that gives you an indication of how good this album is going to be…”
Experimental New York act Battles are a modern day post-rock supergroup, comprising guitarists Ian Williams (formerly of Don Caballero and Storm & Stress) and Dave Konopka (formerly of Lynx), and drummer John Stanier (formerly of Helmet).
Debut album Mirrored, featuring singles Atlas and Tonto, came out in 2007 on Warp Records, staggering fans with its indescribable blurring of live post-rock jamming and electronic software dabbling. Returning with a much awaited tour, their equally anticipated second album, Gloss Drop, is released in June on Warp Records.
Support comes from experimental Baltimore act Thank You.
Over 14s (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+)
Please enter on Argyle Street
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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