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Gun Outfit + Dead Rat Orchestra + Calming River at Moth Club

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Upset The Rhythm presents... GUN OUTFIT DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA CALMING RIVER Tuesday 20 February Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney Central, E9 6NU 7.30pm | ?10 | GUN OUTFIT's enveloping 'Western Expanse' aesthetic of guitar levitations and honky-tonk hexes are like the stones eroded by years in the arroyo, they've become gradually smoother over time. Their fifth LP (Out of Range on Paradise of Bachelors) ranks as their most brutally beautiful statement yet. Drawing from mythologies both classical and postmodern, Out of Range builds a world in which Brueghel, St. Augustine, and the goddess Cybele ride with John Ford, Samuel Beckett, and Wallace Stevens on a Orphic-Gnostic suicide drive towards the hallucinatory vanishing points of the Southwestern desert, debating the denouement of the decaying American dream. DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA see themselves as adrift in a sea of sound and possibility, plucking textures and melodies to craft their idiosyncratic vision of what music can be. Raw, elemental and poignant with a love of idiosyncratic folk traditions and antiquated technology. Their performances have featured flailing axes, salt and sawdust, throbbing harmonium, grinding fiddle and 2000 shards of micro-tuned steel cast to the floor in cascading, shimmering joy. CALMING RIVER is the pseudonym of songwriter Joshua Malcolm, who has recently relocated from Denmark back to his native Britain. The name Calming River may conjure tranquillity but there has always been a latent, opposing flow of tension and strife to be found--a fragility that emanates within delicate and darkened confines. Joshua has so far released two singles last year to critical acclaim and will be releasing more material in the coming months.

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Moth Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette Street
E9 6NU
0208985 7963

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