14 Mar TAngerinecAT/Flavolous/Digital Buddhist
Stunning lead hurdy-gurdy with effect pedals, fierce yet tender vocals, personal political lyrics, floaty whistles, massive drone bass & field recordings seamlessly combine with industrial-techno beats in an utterly captivating show.
After forming in #Ukraine in 2008, where they toured extensively drawing crowds of several hundred, Tangerinecat went on to tour further afield in Russia and later UK, and have released four albums to date. Now they are based in London. As part of their UK tour, tAngerinecAt will come to Birmingham.
‘…this is some of the most powerful music I have heard in a long time, and holds a message too… difficult to believe there were only two musicians on stage.’ – Louder Than War Magazine
‘Eugene’s a fantastic singer… as abrasive noise went, I liked them a whole lot.’ – RockNerd
‘Always a pleasure to have these guys back.. if you haven’t already seen them, you need to!’
– Nicholas Quirk, Entertainment/Venue Manager at Hope and Anchor London, Managing Director at Gestalt Productions, A&R and Showcases manager at X Phonics Music, Former Freelance Journalist at The Skinny Magazine
‘Tangerinecat exploded into my world and I’m a happier man for it! Awesome energy and multidisciplinary.’
– Jason Pollitt, New Art Exchange
“You were absolutely brilliant, so captivating! Comment from one of our volunteers “I couldn’t take my eyes off the stage”. Thanks so much for coming and sharing your creativity with us.”
– Ladyfest Manchester
“Truly stunning performance. I really hope Instigate Arts and Tangerinecat get to work together again soon!”
– Anne Louise Kershaw, Co-Director/Owner at Instigate Arts, Former Arts & Music Editor at manchestersfinest.com
“This is the only thing that I want to listen at this moment”.
– FRESH ON THE NET
“With such disparate influences, it’s rather difficult to pin this down to a particular genre.”
– FRESH ON THE NET (Fresh Faves), The Von Pip Musical Express
“I’ve been playing it all week and loving it. I was listening to Under the Pavement radio and they interviewed tAngerinecAt, and I was very moved actually. Every so often you hear a piece of music and it just stops you in your tracks, well by all manner with that one, with innovation, and it’s sound, and it’s lyrics, it’s just quite moving.”
– REBEL ARTS / RADIO, Cambridge
Featured on BBC 3 and BBC 6
What happens when wonky baile funk beats meet maximalist sound design, and get lost together in a labyrinthine maze spanning trap, dub, hip-hop, and more.
“The warped and twisted fairground-esque sounds Flavolous brings creates a kind of Lynchian nightmare in the buildups, but still rhythmically together enough to throw down in the middle of an abandoned warehouse” – LEFTLION
Digital Buddhist is an emerging electronic musician from the midlands, UK. Producing a mixture of bass-driven psydub, ambient electronica, trance, breakbeat and a few things in between. In the studio, Jay mainly uses FL Studio and Audacity to produce beats at unspeakable hours in the morning. Live, he mixed his own music into tracks of artists he likes, whilst using Ableton’s MIDI functionality to live-edit and perform synth. An avid (although somewhat rusty) pianist and guitarist, Jay’s classical background helps with some epic trance synth riff progression, over breakbeat / jazz influenced drums and dubstep influenced heavy bass.
£5 on the door