If we’re honest, we still get a little bit giddy at the thought of the Beta Band’s 3 EPs; subversive, psychedelic, experimental and anthemic, it showed the kind of promise that is hard to let go of. Mason’s next incarnation as King Biscuit took the idiosyncratic electro-pop title and ran with it and other various solo projects have showed similar dabblings with his prototype pop infused with everything from folk, electro and house through dub, funk and sheer autonomous brilliance, but none as much as his latest output. Mason’s 2016 album Meet the Humans produced by Elbow’s Craig Potter displays a confidence and competence on a whole new level and we can’t wait to see his boundary-pushing brilliance return in all its glory.
Mon 17 Oct, 7.30pm at The Glee Club, The Arcadian, off Hurst Street,Birmingham, B5 4TD. 7pm, £19.80 www.seetickets.com
Steve Mason – Planet Sizes (Official Video) taken from the album ‘Meet The Humans’ out now.
Published on: Sat 1 Oct 2016