The Arches presents
Wed 29 Aug 2012 | 7pm | £10 + bf
Hotly-tipped Canadian musician and visual artist Grimes returns to Glasgow on Wednesday 29th August.
Despite properly exploding in the media some time around February with her latest album Visions, Grimes has been setting the blogosphere alight with her lush, layered electronic pop for some time now. Her first full-length studio release on indie/shoegaze label 4AD, over 13 tracks the visual artist and musician somehow combines the soft electronic sweetness of Glass Candy and Nite Jewel with the ethereal charm of Kate Bush, Tori Amos or Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser to create something startlingly unique and excitingly promising – at once unsettling, ghostly and lingering, whilst never losing sight of a purely pop love of melody.
Currently hounded for interviews and soundbites on http://www.thearches.co.uk/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=eventsmusic, art and more from every music journalist worth their salt, her full show at the Arches this August follows her sell-out Glasgow debut solo show at the Berkeley Suite in May. Support comes from post-dubstep/future-techno producer Becoming Real and Majical Cloudz (who appear on her track Nightmusic).
Over 14s (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+)
Enter through Argyle Street entrance
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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