WEDNESDAY 05 DECEMBER
fabric Presents Matthew Dear LIVE...
Matthew Dear (Live) + The Invisible (Live), Daniel Avery, Matt Walsh
doors: 9pm - 1am
price: £10 early bird tickets/£12.50
Already established as one of pop music’s most fascinatingly creative minds, Matthew Dear will be performing a one off live show with his new band in support of his Beams album on Wednesday 5th December here in Room One. The new band sees Dear on vocals, guitar and electronics, with Greg Paulus (of No Regular Play) on trumpet, joined by Ian Chang (drums), Samer Ghadry (percussion, vocals), and Danny Scales (bass, vocals). Jason Powers still handles the mixing desk and remains an integral a part of the team.
“I have never felt more certain of myself on stage as I now do,” Dear says. “There are so many ways to convey music in a live setting, and it has to impact the viewer theatrically.”
Recorded in Dear’s home studio and mixed at Nicolas Vernhes’ (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter) Rare Book Room studios in Brooklyn, Beams evokes a day-lit dreamworld, at once strange and familiar. While the album’s dancefloor-ready tempos, major keys, and sun-warmed synths signal Beams as the lighter, brighter response to Dear’s 2010 album, Black City, closer inspection reveals a squirming mass of oddball details. Dear’s productions creak and groan like anxious organisms, with slivers of guitar, electric bass, and drum kit darting in and out among the synths and samples.
Live support on the night will come from the Ninja Tune signed three piece, The Invisible - who just released Rispah, the follow up to their Mercury Music Prize nominated eponymous 2009 debut album – whilst FABRICLIVE 66 mixer Daniel Avery and Matt Walsh will be on hand to provide DJ support before, after and in between the gaps.