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Sleeping States + Fringes + I Know I Have No Collar

Fri 11 September 2009 // 20:00

(Fri 11th / 8pm / £5)

Tonight the Cube is thrilled to welcome Sleeping States back to launch his new Bella Union album ‘In The Gardens Of The North’.

Sleeping States has been an ongoing musical project for Markland Starkie, since 2004. Originally inspired by the energy and DIY ethos of labels such as K Records in the US and Slampt in the UK, Markland has released a slew of records of various formats and lengths on numerous micro- and independent labels, both in the UK and abroad over the past five years. These releases, embracing the more lo-fi end of the recording spectrum, skip from genre to genre, from introspective folk to synth pop to choral doo wop, though always at the heart of his experimentation and exploration are confident melodies, minimal arrangements and a strong sense of romance.

After relocating to Bristol from the capital last summer, Markland began to draw on help from our own network of like-minded DIY-ers and ‘In the Gardens of the North’ was born. Recorded with Rose Clark (Thanksgiving / Adrian Orange) in her house in the woods outside Bristol. Expect languid, late-summer loveliness.