DF Concerts presents


Porcelain Raft

Thu 19 Jan 2012 | 7pm | SOLD OUT

Celebrated shoegaze act M83 brings his electronic dream-pop to the Arches, Glasgow.

Its easy to see why French musician Anthony Gonzalez is often credited as being one of the key ‘shoegaze’ acts of the past decade. Formed from hazy vocals submerged in washes of indie pop guitars and walls of ambient electronica, M83‘s layered, intergalactic realms are an aural escape for the 21st century listener – fantasy worlds of golden teenage dreams, reverie and nostalgia, and unreal sunshine perfection, as referenced by so many of the nu-gaze pop acts of recent years.

Although releasing his self-titled debut album in 2001, it was second album Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts which first really captured the imagination of the music press, acting as the trigger for a series of unanimously acclaimed albums.

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, his latest, was released in October. Proclaimed by Gonzalez as “very epic”, the billowing soundscapes and imaginative freedom of his back catalogue are gently expanded even further, with first single Midnight City getting fans talking back in July with its building synths, astro electronica and indulgent sax samples.

This much anticipated tour takes him to North America before heading to Europe for what should be some really rather special live shows.

Supporting will be Porcelain Raft, the one-man, lo-fi bedroom pop project from Mauro Remeddi, an Italian musician now based in London. Temporarily abandoning the cutesy indie of his previous band Sunny Day Sets Fire for a more fuzzy, blissed out DIY experimentalism, this year’s Gone Blind EP is to be followed by his debut album, Strange Weekend, at the start of 2012.

14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+)

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