High Places

Glasgow Music and Film Festival presents

High Places

& Nevada Base

Thu 16 Feb 2012 | 8pm | £8 + bf

8.40pm – 9.15pm:  Nevada Base
9.40pm – 10.25pm:   High Places

DIY dance-punk bedroom experimentalists

High Places recorded their debut album in their Brooklyn apartment in 2008 using anything they could get their hands on – a 12 string guitar, banjo and kalimba as well as plastic bags, mixing bowls and other household objects. The result was an idiosyncratic combination of elements – global polyrhythms, hip-hop beats, post punk basslines and field recordings, bound together by a rough, DIY production which hovers somewhere between a dance punk, folk and lo-fi aesthetic.

Live, it’s much the same ethos, with Mary manipulating her vocals with delays, pedals and loops, and Rob creating percussion with drum pads, samplers and IRL percussion like wood blocks. The result, again, is an idiosyncratic combination of sensory experiences, using self-created visual projections which betray their dabblings in modern and digital art, from their photo blog to the album artwork they painstakingly create themselves.

Now relocated to LA, they’ve been swept up in the wave of nu-cool, experimental bands which broke over the blogosphere at the turn of the decade – touring with Deerhunter, Yacht, Dan Deacon and last year’s GMFF guests Lucky Dragons, to name but a few.

Support comes from Glasgow disco-infused synth pop act Nevada Base.


Now in its fourth year, the Glasgow Music and Film Festival is a series of one-off events combining audio and visuals. Lovingly co-curated by film buffs and music geeks from the Glasgow Film Festival and the Arches, the results range from the entertaining to the inspirational to the downright weird.

This year’s festival runs from 16th-26th February 2012 and and comprises a series of gigs at venues across the city, complemented by a programme of music documentaries and fiction films at the GFT. For all the up-to-date news and ticket competitions, follow the GMFF on Facebook.