One time member of the Mercury Prize nominated Field Music’s touring band Ian Black has found solo success with the sonically eclectic Slug. A genius collective of just one member, that gives joyous reign to Black’s irreverent musical excesses that veer from eighties movie soundtrack, through experimentally subversive pop such as The Residents, with a faint whiff of The Cardiacs jarring melodies. It’s studious, unexpected and enjoins wicked pleasure from its wilful wrong footing of the listener. New album Higgledy Piggledy, Slug’s second, is as beautifully disjointed as it sounds.
Mon 17 Sep 7.30pm at Hare & Hounds, High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7JZ £8.80 www.skiddle.com
Published on: Sat 7 Jul 2018