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Gareth Dickson, releasing on 12k and Discolexique. Also tours as Vashti Bunyan's guitarist.

“an artist of real originality… haunting” The Wire magazine.

“From Glasgow, a solo artist singing and playing acoustic guitar - sometimes with effects, his songs slip between a beautifully sparse, emotive fragility (recalling Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, etc.) and denser instrumentals (recalling Eno or Labradford)” - FatCat Records

Based around the acoustic guitar, Gareth Dickson's compositions employ effects (analogue delay and reverb) to recreate something of an ambient/electronic soundscape, as well as referencing some of the well known fingerpickers of the past. Sometimes entirely instrumental, sometimes with sparing vocals, always with the idea of exploring and finding new possibilities for an age old instrument. He has toured extensively as Vashti Bunyan’s guitarist and has toured as a solo artist providing support for Juana Molina and Isobel Campbell among others.

His first full-length release, Collected Recordings (2009, Drifting Falling), was described as “Sleek folk simplicity with velvet charmed tones lulling the listener into ambient drenched calm.” by Cyclic Defrost. In 2010 The Dance was released, marking a shift towards the more experimental and again gaining some great reviews from some of the more respected review sites. 2012 sees the next step in the discography, as well as some long awaited recognition of the previous work, with a release on the 12k label. The new album is song based this time, like Collected Recordings, but also combines some of the more rhythmic elements developed in The Dance.

21+, 8pm doors

L to Bedford
J, M to Marcy
G, L to Metropolitan/Grand

Earlier Event: April 29
REPS + ANNE RHODES w/ Feral Children
Later Event: May 2