Live Session: Charalambides / Padang Food Tigers / Bridget Hayden
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Was Ist Das and Hibernate Recordings present a superb looking line up that includes Charalambides, Padang Food Tigers and Bridget Hayden at the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge on Saturday 2nd June 2012…
Texan duo Charalambides formed in 1991 and have a sizeable and acclaimed discography behind them for such prestigious labels as Kranky, Eclipse and Time-Lag. Impossible to pigeonhole, they are famed for Tom’s astounding steel pedal guitar playing and for Christine’s amazingly soulful voice. Yet for all the strong influence of the blues, country and folk, the band are more frequently associated with the psychedelic, experimental avant garde.
“On the band’s last album, Likeness, Charalambides used old American folk lyrics like mirrors to both reflect the stains upon the country’s soul and burn them away. The Carters are just as cognisant of these afflictions on Exile, but the struggles they recount are individual ones, and the tongues they speak in now are their own.” – Bill Meyer, Dusted Magazine
Padang Food Tigers:
Padang Food Tigers are an experimental folk duo consisting of 2/3 of the band Rameses III. With esteemed champions such as David Tibet of Current 93 and likened to Ry Cooder’s soundtrack for “Paris, Texas”, they have made quite a stir in the capital.
“What distinguishes this album though, aside from the gently nostalgic pull of the songs, are the production touches that lift it beyond the day-to-day. The way that reverb becomes another texture on some tracks (like Juliette) rather than a spatial-ising tool, the swells of noise that drift into the album from time to time – witness the second half of Lone Carson, or the crackly touches in Little Smiler. The tiny hints of lap steel in the same track, the thump of piano pedal detectable in the background, the click of guitar-pedal footswitch. All add to the there/not-there sense of the album – there is the sense of rain and filmic-ness, but a dreaming, skywards glance too”. – John Boursnell, Fluid Radio
Bridget Hayden made her name with underground heroes Vibracathedral Orchestra. Nowadays she has been playing in The Telescopes and putting out some equally blinding solo releases.
“For sheer vision, audacity, and gravitas, however, Hayden cannot be faulted. This is pretty essential listening for anyone who can appreciate the darker, uglier side of the guitar”. – Kraak, Foxy Digitalis
Tickets prices are only £9/£8 so make sure you grab one before they sell out from Venue, Jumbo Records and We Got Tickets