Shakey Graves

Shakey Graves

Thu 06 Jun 2019
19:00-23:00 (4h)
Shakey Graves
credit: Cal Quinn
"Sublime, spooky...radical dreampop...portrait of an inner fantasy life"
"A rewarding left-turn...thoroughly enjoyable. Despite reports to the contrary, the rock genre is not only not on its last legs in 2018, it’s thriving quite nicely"
"Exceptional...subverts presumptions"
Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
_ Price: £15 advance / £18 doors
_ Age Group: 16+ (under 18s accompanied)
_ Venue: The Dissection Room

Shakey Graves Is Just Here For The Spice Girls Mini Solo Tour comes to Summerhall, Edinburgh this June.

Alejandro Rose-Garcia (aka Shakey Graves) announced his newest album Can’t Wake Up (out now on Dualtone) with a simple message to his fans – “Next album. New sound. Sell your suspenders.”

That tongue-in-cheek statement, though, was a genuine attempt to prepare his followers for a major sonic shift for the Texas songwriter, who got his start performing as a one-man band, culminating with an Americana Music Awards win for Emerging Artist of the Year behind his breakout full-length album, And The War Came.

Now armed with a full band, Rose-Garcia leaves behind much of that stripped-down, folk-y sound. Can’t Wake Up takes his songwriting in a “decidedly bigger direction” full of “lush indie compositions” (Consequence of Sound), drawing on another set of his musical influences, ranging from the Beatles and Harry Nilsson to Elliott Smith, Broken Social Scene, Built to Spill and other ’90s indie rock bands.