Saturday 6 November 2021, 7.30pm
BUFFET LUNCH are a Scottish group who make it their mission to craft satisfyingly imperfect pop songs filled with imagery and humour. The group's elementary parts are Perry O'Bray (Vocals/Keys/Guitar), Neil Robinson (Bass), John Muir (Lead Guitar) & Luke Moran (Drums), united by a shared love of music on the ABBA-to-Beefheart axis. These four ricochet between Glasgow and Edinburgh, creating music that bristles with DIY spirit and upbeat wonkiness. Their tracks are vigorous excursions, meandering into clattersome terrain as often as hiking up into the breezy, melodious foothills. The desire to lead the listener along a curious tale helps tie things together, showcasing a lyrical playfulness that pins down their puzzle of sound. Following on from their excellent ‘The Power of Rocks’ album (Upset The Rhythm), the band return this November with a vigorous new 7” EP featuring the tracks ‘Mild Weather’ and ‘Cheeks’.
ME LOST ME is the electronic music project of Newcastle based musician Jayne Dent. Described by BBC Radio 6's Tom Robinson as a "brilliant peculiar noise", Me Lost Me delights in experimenting with genre, taking influence from folk, electronica, art pop, ambient and noise music to create a beguiling mix of soaring vocals, synth, field recordings and hypnotic rhythms. Her live shows are atmospheric, dark and playful, with a repertoire that explores storytelling through original songs, improvisations and reworkings of traditional ballads. She recently released her second album 'The Good Noise’, out November 2020, was described as 'stunning' and 'remarkable' by NARC Magazine demonstrates a maturing of her sound and a deepening of her exploration of site and experiments with genre.
SHAKE CHAIN are a 4-piece experimental group formed of Artists Kate Mahony (Vocals), Jenna Finch (Drums), Robert Eyres (Guitar/Synth) and Chris Hopkins (Bass Synth) hailing from Goldsmiths College, Nottingham Trent and Wimbledon, University of the Arts. Formed through a love of thought-provoking performance art and a yearning for disruption, they recorded their debut EP ‘Neil Yonge and Bob Doylan Live at Hyde Park’ in 2019 with sound artist David Carugo at Oxford Brookes University, released by Permanent Slump. Shake Chain provide a fusion of post-punk experimental sampled noise grooves and chaotic lamenting on the current state of things.