Part of Friday TonicFriday 22 June 2012
For their atmospheric second album 'Welcome to Bat Country', out on Basho Records this autumn, the regular trio of James Allsopp (reeds), Kit Downes (organ and keyboards) and Tim Giles (drums and electronic percussion) are augmented by string quartet, brass section, electric bass and a baffling array of samples, found sounds and electronic wizardry to take the listener on an aural journey of strange and psychedelic proportions.
Completing the line-up for this gig are Ruth Goller (bass) and Alex Bonney (trumpet and electronics).
'If you like Polar Bear, you'll almost certainly go for this remarkable UK trio, which includes Mercury nominee Kit Downes on Hammond Organ. As with Polar Bear, there are themes that often have jazz inflections but deployed in eccentric ways, and the players have a taste for slow builds and unusual instrumental colours.' John Fordham, The Guardian