FRIDAY 9TH DECEMBER
KLUB ZOO GANG PRESENTS TWO WINGS + SPECIAL GUESTS
HOSTED BY DEVON SPROULE & PAUL CURRERI
Hosted by acclaimed songwriters Devon Sproule & Paul Curreri (who also open the concerts), Klub Zoo Gang spotlights a diverse range of cutting-edge music being produced just south of the radar.
Tonight’s London installment features TWO WINGS. With one foot in the English folk scene, and one foot deeper than G&R’s mothers ever allowed them to swim, the Glasgow quartet features soaring female vocals, uniquely balanced harmonies, and an almost militaristic insistence on feel-good stomp.
Borne of a song-writing collaboration between singer/multi-instrumentalist/visual artist Hanna Tuulikki (Nalle, Scatter, The Family Elan) and guitarist/singer Ben Reynolds (Baby Dee, Trembling Bells, Alasdair Roberts, Tompkins Square Records), Two Wings draws upon both musicians' thematic fixation with love, death, spirituality, as well as a passion for the song-writing craft in its myriad forms –... from its roots in folk tradition, forward to the advent of rock n roll and beyond. Two Wings' line-up is completed by vocalist Lucy Duncombe, bassist Kenny Wilson and drummer Owen Curtis Williams.
£6adv/£7 on door
SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER
40 YEARS THE DISTANCE: SIMON FINN "PASS THE DISTANCE" 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
+ BLACK CARROT
English psych-folk musician, Simon Finn, will be performing an exclusive London show at Cafe Oto in celebration of two important landmarks in his life - the 40th anniversary of 'Pass The Distance' and his 60th birthday. Originally released in the late 60s it was taken off the shelves due to legal action. The troubled LP made a remarkable comeback when re-released in 2004 on David Tibet's Durtro Records and has since attained legendary status. Known for his wildy hypnotic shows, the past decade has seen Finn return to music after a thirty-five year break. He has gone on to release many albums, been a member of Current 93 and began touring worldwide.
Black Carrot (Market Harborough) are a vibrant quintet who perform new-wave krautrock jazz madness that oozes rock with a psychotic edge. Fierce and abstract yet serving the concept of the song, their unique sound nods towards Beefheart and Pere Ubu but is shot through with flavours of New York jazz skronk, and the loosest, funkiest Krautrock.
£8adv/£10 on door