C DUNCAN+ DORCHA + ROCKY STEPS
Glasgow’s prodigious talent C Duncan released his second album The Midnight Sun last October to critical acclaim.
Blending electronic elements and sweeping synth sounds with his signature layered vocals and dreamy instrumentation, the follow up to his Mercury Prize nominated debut Architect won huge praise from the likes of The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Mojo, Uncut and The Quietus.
With a brand new and bigger live show in tow, C Duncan has blossomed into a fully accomplished live artist. Having fast-tracked from playing basement venues alone to selling out 900 cap venues within a year, his live show has come along hugely. Now joined by a four-piece band, they provide the perfect backdrop for his hushed vocals and help execute the plentiful harmonies with mesmerising precision.
Watch the video for ‘Other Side’ below:
Plus support from DORCHA
Dorcha is a 5 piece Birmingham band of synths, strings, electronics and heavy beats, led by composer – Anna Palmer. Since launching their first full-length album Black Streams in 2015, the band’s genre-defying sound has been praised by BBC 6 Music’s Stuart Maconie on his Freak Zone and they’ve shared line-ups with the likes of Deerhoof, East India Youth and Dream Wife.
Drawing from an eclectic array of influences and musical backgrounds, Dorcha is a continuing exploration through alternative songwriting. Through curating their own multidisciplinary events with artistic collaborators, the band has produced an enigmatic live show accompanied by visuals which continues to excite and bewilder diverse audiences. The band have recently released a new EP entitled ISM which adventures further into the depths of left-field electronica whilst still maintaining refined pop sensibilities.
Listen to ‘Two Steps’ below:
Plus support from ROCKY STEPS
One half of maximalist cosmic voyagers Free School, Rocky Steps helped to create two stellar albums, Tender Administration (Tirk) & Dancing on the Dark (Static Caravan) before removing the sheep mask to reveal himself (not like that!).
Rocky Steps is quickly establishing himself as a go-to remixer, remixing Editors’ ‘Ocean of Night’ and ‘Future Gold’ by Victories At Sea. Taking Nils Frahm, Bradford Cox and Vincent Gallo as inspiration, Rocky Steps’ production work touches on improv, easy listening and scarred pop. His remix work aims to match the grandeur and epic meditations of Four Tet and Nicolas Jaar.
Free School earned the support of Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq & Gideon Coe in addition to supporting Editors, Andrew Weatherall, Walls, and slots at Supersonic Festival and The Garden Festival (Croatia).
Listen to ‘War Milk’ below: