september, 2019

21sep7:00 pm11:00 pmDelta Mainline + Special Guest Callum Easter7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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DELTA MAINLINE Dubbed as “gloriously out of step with the rest of Scottish music”, Delta Mainline’s unique mix of dream pop, shoegazing soundscapes, electronic experimentation, and psychedelia-infused garage rock has brought invitations to perform with Moon Duo, Micah P. Hinson, Jane Weaver, Elephant Stone, The Warlocks and The Telescopes, plus widespread critical acclaim. Recorded at Chem19 and mastered by Geoff Pesche (Aphex Twin, Blur) at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, debut single “Vultures” included remixes by Miaoux Miaoux and Remember Remember. Vultures was licensed to Action for Children for their 2016 campaign, premiering on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage. Debut LP “Oh! Enlightened” was released through Rehab Sound (UK) and Halcyon Records (North America) to unanimous critical acclaim - notably from Uncut, Q Magazine, Artrocker, The Scotsman and God Is in the TV. The release was celebrated with a UK headline tour and BBC live session with Vic Galloway. Further radio play has included Lauren Laverne on BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 1 and Amazing Radio, with the latter’s Jim Gellatly (“the voice of new music in Scotland”) previously championing Delta Mainline as one of the country’s finest live acts. This live sound was captured on EP “In a World Full of Madness, the Simple Joy of Melody Can Pull You Through” (mastered by CHVRCHES’ Iain Cook), as the songs cascade from gospel-tinged melodies to intense sonic experimentation. Previously, the band were showcased amongst “the cream of the guitar-based psychedelia-influenced crop” (Drowned in Sound) on ‘Strung Out Vol. 1’ with Caribou and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Delta Mainline’s 2nd album "Bel Avenir", mixed by The Delgados’ Paul Savage (Franz Ferdinand, Teenage Fanclub), launched in May 2019 with support from Clash Music and Vic Galloway on BBC 6Music. CALLUM EASTER After walking away from a promising career as a professional footballer, Callum took up the piano at the relatively late age of 21 and is entirely self-taught from scratch as a musician – “I didn’t even understand how to ‘count in’ for a good few years,” he admits. After cutting his teeth playing with Owen Morris-produced indie-rock band The Stagger Rats for a number of years until 2013, he subsequently began experimenting with solo writing and performing before going on to release two mini-albums under his own name – 2016’s "Get Don’t Want" and 2017’s "Delete Forever", both via Soul Punk Records. Callum Easter's dark poetic vision find its most compelling form yet on debut album "Here Or Nowhere" – a sparse, stark, deeply personal and by turns hopeful, menacing and despairing clutch of intuitively retro-futuristic songs united, as he explains, by “a feeling that the world is fucked up and a belief that people can fix it together.” It represents the most definitive statement yet from an artist who has built a strong local reputation emerging from the creative heat of the Leith studio that spawned Mercury Prize-winning act Young Fathers – with whom Callum plays keys and lap steel live and has toured with as support. Callum’s debut PostMap postcard double A-side single ‘Here or Nowhere’ / ‘Back Beat’ was released in November, and received radio support from the likes of BBC 6 Music’s Marc Riley and Gideon Coe and BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway. Callum Easter has also earned critical acclaim from titles including The Scotsman, The Skinny, Clash and The Herald – who named ‘Back Beat’ one of the best songs from Scotland in 2018.

Time

(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

La Belle Angele Edinburgh

11 Hasties Close Edinburgh, EH1 1HJ

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