On Saturday night, Grasscut, the acclaimed duo of Andrew Phillips (music, words, production, vocals, keyboards, guitar) and Marcus O’Dair (management, keyboards, double bass), will be visiting Sebright Arms in London for what should be a thrilling set to ring in the homestretch of live shows to close out 2012.
Phillips is a film and television producer whose work you have likely heard (his scores have earned him a Grierson Award as well as BAFTA and Emmy nominations) even if you have yet to experience Grasscut, while O’Dair is a journalist, broadcaster, and lecturer who is writing the authorized biography of the legendary Robert Wyatt (who guests on “Richardson Road” from Grasscut’s newest release, Unearth). Grasscut’s masterful sound is created through an amalgamation of sonic textures and experimentation that become a singular sound veering between lush melancholia and captivating and artistic electro-pop, and the results are altogether gorgeous when coupled with Phillips’ arresting vocals.
The duo’s 2010 debut album, 1 Inch: ½ Mile, was released with a map chronicling the lost Sussex village of Balsdean, and clues within in the album were aimed at leading the listener to a unique discovery. The Sunday Telegraph heralded that debut as “pure genius” and awarded the album a 5/5 rating. The Telegraph gave Grasscut’s newest release, Unearth, an equally glowing 5/5 rating, saying the album captures “the very essence of English loveliness, eccentricity, and melancholy.” Out on Ninja Tune, Unearth is described as “a spectral, double-exposed collection of songs inspired by fragments of the past that endure into the present.” When Phillips and O’Dair visit Sebright Arms on Saturday, their performance of Unearth songs will be fleshed out with live drums and strings.
With tickets at an affordable price for a Saturday night at a great venue, checking out Grasscut performing their incredible and captivating music live should be a no-brainer. Rival Consoles will be supporting.
Saturday, November 24th
Soundcrash & CME presents: Grasscut
Buy Tickets: £5 Early Birds, £9.50 Advance
Doors: 7 pm
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