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Robyn Hitchcock + Dan Lyons

May 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Tickets £14 in advance available form behind the bar and online …

(Tickets £16 on the door – subject to availability)

Mainly standing show – with some very limited seating.

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).

Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in ‘Storefront Hitchcock’ an in concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.

Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. His most recent album is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist. Out on
April 21 2017, the album is produced by Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs). Hitchcock describes it as a “ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove.” It has received rave reviews from UNCUT, Rolling Stone, Paste, Tidal and more.

“A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop this side of Revolver. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary imaginings…”
– Rolling Stone

“These 10 gems slither, rock, roll, glide and shapeshift, coalescing around Hitchcock’s typically anxious, strained but striking and immediately identifiable vocals.”
– American Songwriter

“Beloved of everyone from Led Zeppelin to REM, Hitchcock has only enhanced his status with this wonderful outing.”
– Hot Press

“Witty, moving and seriously catchy, Robyn Hitchcock is a glorious return for a man who wasn’t really gone in the first place.”
– Paste Magazine

Plus support from –

DAN LYONS

Over the past four years, Dan has perhaps been better known as a drummer. His real job is a songwriter. 2017 saw Dan stepping onto centre stage; performing under his own name and calling upon a host of musicians from the South London music scene and beyond to complete the line up for his backing band. Dan and his band have played a consistently exciting string of live shows in the UK including a headline gig at The Sebright Arms, and numerous support slots at the infamous Windmill in Brixton. The collection of songs written for Dan’s debut album were mostly done so between Paris and London during a long, difficult summer crowded with personal loss and intrepid soul searching. They paint a picture of city life, and offer a keyhole glimpse into an intricate and fragile heart. Dan’s sound has been described as “Quintessential surrealist Anglo – pop”. Echoes of Echo & The Bunnymen and ‘Rubber Soul’ era Beatles entwine with lo-fi sensibilities that nod towards The Go Betweens, Syd Barrett and The Clean.

Details

Date:
May 2
Time:
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm