Posted in: News– October 4, 2011
FIREWORKS NIGHT & BLEEDING HEART NARRATIVE
plus support from BASTARDGEIST
and DJ Rich Thane of The Line of Best Fit
Thursday 17th November 2011, The Wheelbarrow, London
“A dizzyingly talented, dash-cutting ensemble trading in claret confessionals and gravel voiced, tobacco-stained drama, all told via nigh-on perfect string accompaniment and fantastic songwriting flair.” – Drowned in Sound
Bleeding Heart Narrative are a London sextet who weave together beautiful sounds with a haunting intensity. You might hear the shimmer of Tortoise or Steve Reich built into a song that could be played on an Arcade Fire-sized stage, or pick out Battles-esque repetition in a Mogwai-sized crescendo – but it’ll always be Bleeding Heart Narrative you’re listening to. ‘Bison’ is their first release on Brainlove Records, and follows their acclaimed 2010 album ‘Tongue Tangled Hair’.
“Musically sumptuous and highly arresting, pulled off with an enviable sense of beauty and inspired musicality” – The Quietus
“Filled with lush instrumentation” – The Line Of Best Fit
Opening proceedings is Bastardgeist, the brainchild of Chicago-based musician Joel Midden. Through layers of kalimba, processed vocals and a handful of circuitous samples and found percussion he has crafted a bedroom opus of singular vision and ambitious design.
“A bed of stimulating sonics… detailed yet uncluttered with a captivating beauty” – Shook Mag
£4 at WeGotTickets | £6 door
The Wheelbarrow | 55 Camden High Street NW1 7JH