Friday 1 March 2013
Door Times : 8pm
Momus is one of underground music's most controversial and influential provocateurs. Starting in the 1980s as a sort of indiepop analogue to filmmakers Derek Jarman and Peter Greenaway, he spent the 1990s scoring unlikely hits in Japan, the 2000s as an "unreliable tour guide" in the New York art world, and more recently has started giving "emotional lectures" and publishing speculative fiction about jokes and the future. Despite these distractions—and the apparent death of the music industry—Momus music keeps coming thick and fast. 2012 saw four albums released, "hard copy" of the "scratch video" he uploads directly to YouTube, and which accompanies his live shows.
Originally from Scotland, Momus now lives in Osaka. His previous Cafe Oto performances have sold out quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment.
"One of pop's most scurrilous and brittle lyricists, still capable of raising blushes and laughter in the same breath." THE GUARDIAN
"This man—a living legend of underground music, visual art and now also the novel—is one of the most lucid and trenchant analysts in pop." EL PAIS
"We all need a bit of Momus in our lives." DANGEROUS MINDS
NB: No other acts performing. Momus on from 9pm.