of naked design presents
Thu 21 Jun 2012 | 7.30pm-10.30pm | £12.50 + bf
9pm The Irrepressibles
8.15pm Noblesse Oblige
Art-pop group The Irrepressibles return to the Arches with new electronic show ELECTRO NUDE following their stunning performance here in November 2010.
The Irrepressibles first hit UK consciousness proper in 2010 with their debut album Mirror Mirror, equally lauded by newspapers and blogs as one of the most exotic, theatrical, weird and wonderful albums to have hit the shelves that year – or possibly decade. An iconoclastic fusion of classical orchestration, electronica, sound art and pop, their delicate baroque sound was brought together by the strange, androgynous vocals of lead singer Jamie McDermott. Their online presence heightened in 2011 as single In This Shirt was used on BT’s Infinity Olympic TV advert, as everyone pondered ‘I wonder who sings that song?’.
At the same time, the unique live show accompanying the album was busy betraying why this band had become a jewel in the art and fashion worlds as much as the music scene since the electro-orchestral collective formed over eight years ago, performed in spaces from Roman amphitheatres to royal palaces to lakes to a giant rotating box and (stealing hearts across Europe).
Back with their stunning new album NUDE, an audio-visual work which premiered at Cite De La Musique in Paris last year, the group are also causing ripples with talk of their brand new live spectacle ELECTRO NUDE. Powerful choreography, bold new costumes, a runway-lit catwalk… this show captures more than ever their simultaneous flair for art, music and fashion. Featuring live electronic drumming, synthesisers and tubular bells, Jamie’s haunting voice will be set to an epic electronic soundscape as the act perform tracks from the forthcoming album, including just-released single Arrow, as well as remixes by Royksopp, Hercules and Love Affair and W.T.Duffin and electro-orchestral number Spy Super Hero from their opera WAR SUM UP.
With support from Noblesse Oblige.
Please enter through 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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