Liima was born as much of breaking old habits as building new habits, and their second album, ‘1982’, provides a masterclass in pushing beyond one’s established comfort zones.
Here, amidst the contemplation and questioning, the band stake their claim firmly to both their new name and their new sound. For a band originally founded upon enthusiastic acts of spontaneity, ‘1982’ represents a huge, sophisticated leap forward. The decision to form Liima may have been as bold and radical as their new sound, but the consequences speak for themselves.
Cold Turkey (is or is not): Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit), Withered Hand, Hollie McNish & Michael Pedersen (Neu! Reekie!). Cold Turkey is the debut outing of what may or may not evolve into an international touring show. There may or may not be a Q&A session. There will be a grand finale for which Hollie McNish is bringing her recorder, Pedersen has found a bell – Withered Hand and Scott Hutchison have the rest covered.
Anarchic, experimental German rock band faUSt formed in 1971, influencing bands such as Joy Division, Sonic Youth and Radiohead. Still avant garde almost 50 years later, the latest incarnation of the band is touring their new album, Fresh Air. “It roars with sadness and anger at a world’s squandered opportunities.” The Quietus
Janka Nabay is the undisputed king of bubu, a frantically-paced dance music with ancient, magical origins in Sierra Leone. The Bubu Gang are the posse of musical collaborators he has hooked up with in the US to create a wild, high-octane juggernaut of call-and-response vocal interplay, juddering dancefloor rhythms, synths and guitars.