Wandering Oak presents
Sat 1 December // 19:30 / Venue Space
Tickets: £10 in advance
Saturday 1st December
Wandering Oak brings you:
• Still Corners • (UK / USA. Sub Pop Records / Wrecking Light Records)
A sublime blend of influences that span the spacey experiments of Vangelis, the expansive, cinematic sounds of Maestro Ennio Morricone, and glamorous '80s synth pop, Still Corners is the project of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray. The group formed shortly after Hughes, an American expatriate, met Murray by chance at a London train stop in 2009.
In 2010 Still Corners released singles Don't Fall in Love / Wish on 7” through British psychedelia label The Great Pop Supplement / Deep Distance with an accompanying video for Wish directed by Lucy Dyson. Selling all 700 copies in a single day saw Sub Pop take due notice and quickly sign the group. Their first full length, Creatures of an Hour, was released by Sub Pop in 2011. By the time of their second record in 2013, Still Corners had shifted focus from '60s influences in favour of a slicker, more '80s-sound inspired by Roxy Music’s Avalon. Another Sub Pop release, Strange Pleasures includes the hit single Fireflies (Pitchfork, Best New Track) and sleeper hit, The Trip.
Still Corners return in 2018 with a new album, Slow Air. Evoking the atmospheric sounds Still Corners are known for, Slow Air continues the band's journey with a lush, ethereal album inspired by the heat of America’s west.
"We wanted to hear beautiful guitar and drums and an otherworldliness, something almost indefinable along with a classic song writing vibe. We're always trying to get the sound we hear inside of ourselves, so we moved fast to avoid our brains getting in the way too much. The name Slow Air evokes the feel of the album to me, steady, eerie and beautiful." - Tessa Murray
FFO The War On Drugs / Lana Del Rey / Beach House
• Psychic Markers • (Bella Union Records)
Psychic Markers make weird and wonderful pop songs built on layers of ambient texture - 50’s-tinged doo-wop nestles up alongside lush cinema-influenced soundscapes, and flashes of neo-psychedelia take pop hooks and stretch them out into hypnotic and elongated jams befitting of 1970’s Germany, before pushing them into further cosmic realms. Happily very much what we're about too!
“While the machine-made pulse and texture suggest the influence of Kraftwerk and Cluster, traces of Broadcast and Ghost Box are just as discernable amid the band’s shimmering brand of psych.” - Uncut Magazine
• Nano Kino •
And to open, a rare outing for the dream pop manoeuvres of Sarah Suri, Duncan Lloyd & Tom English (moonlighting from Maximo Park), and Andy Martin. Their songs journey from hypnotic rhythms to ethereal euphoria, and it's a joyful rarity that we can be swept along on the ride. Don't miss!
FFO Amber Arcades / Broadcast / Maximo Park Official / Cocteau Twins
£10 advance tickets available now:
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