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The Cranes + The Holloys + Wonderfully Courteous Gentlemen

Thu 14 May 2009 // 19:00

(Thu 14th / doors at 7pm, show start at 8pm, / £8 advance, £10 on the door)
Following the release of their first studio album in four years, the
self-titled, ‘Cranes’, the Cube is thrilled to have the band play their only UK date announced so far.

Cranes were formed in the mid 80s and catapulted into the public eye after catching the attention of Robert Smith and touring with The Cure on 1992’s Wish Tour. The band is famous for Alison Shaw’s hauntingly beautiful vocals combined with atmospheric symphony-like guitars and synths.

The new album is a triumph of celestial atmospheric rock and metaphysical minimalist electronics. There are themes of fractals, the mysterious
mathematical patterns and shapes that can be found throughout nature and the universe beyond. Lyrics speak of the passing of time, of how cyclical things can be and of wanting to move forward. This is all woven into compositions that take in everything from krautrock and folk, to intricate, almost extra-terrestrial soundscapes and David Lynch-esque melodies. The new album’s otherworldly tonal beauty will continue to see them existing outside of the mainstream, slightly disconnected but able to offer a very beautiful, one-of-a-kind vision of life in the twenty first century.

Support acts are confirmed as Holloys and Wonderfully Courteous Gentlemen.
Hailing from another world of entirely their own making, US indie electro band the Holloys, fly in from a parallel dimension ahead of their appearance at All Tomorrow’s Parties, to offer Bristol their unique vision of a musical sound they describe as ‘an avalanche underwater’.

Wonderfully Courteous Gentlemen are an electronic band from Bristol. They move effortlessly between electro-ballad-core, fall-to-the-floor massiveness and generally to a backdrop of Dirty Dancing. Indeed, equally sexy and nerdy for girls and boys alike.