the boats

SUNDAY 20th December 2009


Times : 8pm

Tickets : £7.50 adv / £9 on door


Home Normal is a fledging Tokyo/London label whose roster boasts Library Tapes, Celer, The Boats, Christopher Hipgrave, Mountain Ocean Sun, Isnaj Dui, Le Lendemain and Greg Davis.
Upcoming releases include L/M/R/W (Machinefabriek, Soccer Committee and friends), Konntinent, Offthesky, Chihei Hatakeyama and Ian Hawgood.

To celebrate their first Christmas, Home Normal and Arctic Circle are proud to present:

The Boats
Manchester’s The Boats (Andrew Hargreaves and Craig Tattersall) are nothing short of electronica royalty. Having previously populated Hood and The Remote Viewer, The Boats is a natural amalgam of their subtle electronic processing and off kilter pop sensibilities. Following releases on labels including Moteer and Flau, May’s ‘Words are Something Else’ was their debut for the Home Normal label and a Boomkat album of the week. This rare London show, during which they will be joined by Danny Norbury, caps a wonderful year for both The Boats and the label

Danny Norbury
Primarily a cellist, Manchester’s Danny Norbury has had a busy 2009.
‘Light In August’ on Andrew Hargreave’s Lacie Records label and his collaboration with David ‘Library Tapes’ Wenngren as Le Lendemain have cemented his reputation for delicate modern composition and dynamic sound processing .
Le Lendemain's debut Fires was released on Home Normal in October to critical acclaim.

Ian Hawgood
Home Normal head honcho returns to his native London from Tokyo. This is a rare opportunity to see his his blend of organic pop minimalism live on stage. 2009 has been another prolific year for Ian including releases on LA label Dragon's Eye, Hibernate, Mobeer, Experimedia and Slow Flow. This show proceeds a full Japanese tour in 2010 with The Boats, Danny Norbury and Aus.

Konntinent, Isnaj Dui, Simon Scott
A one off improvised performance featuring Home Normal artists present and future –
Katie English (Isnaj Dui) released her Home Normal debut ‘Unstable Equilibrium’ in August to wide acclaim and utilises a variety of instruments including bass flute and dulcimer. Katie also hosts regular experimental night Recluse.
This will be Konntinent aka Antony Harrison’s first piano orientated live performance. December’s Home Normal release ‘Opal Island’ highlights Konntinent's guitar, multi-instrumental, micro-elemental loveliness.
Katie and Antony will be joined by Miasmah signed sound sculpture Simon Scott. Simon also curates the brilliant Kesh label and is a former member of shoegaze legends Slowdive.