The Cinematic Orchestra | Wed 9 Nov | O2 Institute | £28.25
It’s a rare thing to witness the electro-classical jazz collective known as The Cinematic Orchestra, but once seen, they’re never forgotten. The group blend sampling and turntables with live improvisation to create an organic, slow-rising flood of sound that swamps the senses, beautiful and haunting. TCO have a few peers – Efterklang or Jaga Jazzist for example – but in truth, they’re in a class of their own. See our full preview here.
Seratones | Wed 9 Nov | Hare & Hounds | £8
Remember that moment on the Stones’ Gimme Shelter where supreme backing vocalist Merry Clayton rips the song apart with a gospel howl? That’s the magic formula behind Louisiana’s Seratones, where the gospel-tinged rasp of AJ Haynes’ vocals meets cranked-up garage rock riffs from the early Yeah Yeah Yeahs handbook. The ferociously nimble four-piece are capable of a little sweetness too when they want, but for the most part you can expect those buzzing valve amps to be turned up to eleven.
Wolfgang Flür | Fri 11 Nov | The Flapper | £16.50
Electronic pioneer Wolfgang Flür plays two nights at the Flapper, as part of the Seventh Wave electronic music festival. It’s impossible to avoid the words ‘Ex-Kraftwerk’ in any description of Flür, yet his own work is arguably more expansive and inviting than the Düsseldorf legends ever were, sharing more in common with 80s-era Gary Numan and Robyn-esque Swedish pop. In Kraftwerk fashion we wouldn’t expect much movement from the man, but for an expert journey through krautrock you couldn’t do much better. See our full preview of Seventh Wave here.
Published on: Thu 6 Oct 2016