The Arches presents
Fri 8 Jul 2011 | 7pm | £8 + bf
After releasing material under aliases Memory Cassette and Weird Tapes, New Jersey-based musician Dayve Hawk made his first release under the Memory Tapes moniker in 2009.
With his music initially landed with the ‘chillwave’ tag, debut album Seek Magic frustrated the (albeit ecstatic) music critics with its lack of defining genre, favouring careful compositions over prevailing trends and taking in synth-pop and funk as well as haunting lyrics, dance-driven rhythms, loops and synths, and the odd sound of a bicycle pump or the squeak of a trainer.
Its first single, Bicycle, allegedly racked up over 1 million Google hits just 24 hours after its internet premiere. With praise following from the likes of Pitchfork, Drowned In Sound and BBC Music, Hawk was also scattering out excellent remixes of Crystal Castles, Everything Everything and Yeasayer.
New album Player Piano will be released in July on Something In Construction (Europe) and Carpark (US).
“…a record of achingly gorgeous dance-pop that captures both the joy of nostalgia and the melancholic sense that we’re grasping for good times increasingly out of reach…” Pitchfork Media on Seek Magic
Enter on Midland 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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