Cult US bands on first UK tour
COLIN WILSON Two American cult bands, Clogs and The Books come together for their first major UK tour which comes to Norwich Arts Centre from 8pm this Monday.
Two American cult bands, Clogs and The Books come together for their first major UK tour which comes to Norwich Arts Centre from 8pm this Monday.
This Contemporary Music Network tour is the UK debut for The Books and the first major UK tour for the Clogs (who feature two members of the successful US band The National). Both bands will perform separately but they have also developed new material together especially for this project.
The two bands incorporate a wide repertoire of sounds, textures and influences scavenged from across the musical spectrum, from the immediacy of folk music, through wonderfully twisted Americana, to the complexity of modernism.
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Clogs have demonstrated that in the right hands, contemporary music can successfully cross over to non-classical audiences. Their recordings have attracted the praise of critics.
The Books are impossible to categorise, with a sound somewhere between bluegrass Americana-influenced acoustic alt rock and sequenced cut-up electronica. Their first two albums, Thought for Food and Lemon of Pink have earned them cult status, and new album Lost And Safe will surely further their fan base.
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Tickets £10 (£8 concs) - all seated. Call 01603 660352.