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Delaney Davidson + No Soap Radio + The Hinkley Veltones

Fri 30 September 2011 // 20:00

(Friday 30 September / 8pm / £5)

Former Dead Brother and world travelling hobo Delaney Davidson (from New Zealand via Australia and Switzerland) brings his own special blend of alpine country death rock to the Cube, singing heartfelt songs of longing and displacement. With releases on Swiss 'primitive' label Voodoo Rhythm and NZ's own Stink Magnetic, and a fourth solo album about to drop, this one man renegade ghost orchestra will take us on a wild ride through a thousand different musical influences and genres. "As wry as he is ragged, his music can recall the cabaret of Tom Waits and murder ballads of Nick Cave, with the atmospherics of a more swampy, gothic Ennio Morricone."

No Soap Radio is the solo outlet of Liam Kirby, banjoist and Mourner-in-Chief with weird-folk miserabilists Boxcar Aldous Huxley. Channelling the spirits of Roy Smeck, Gary Davis and, on occasion, John Fahey, No Soap Radio is a maelstrom of Ragtime guitar, ’20s pop-ukulele and pre-war banjo.

In the words of the Evening Post "The Hinkley Veltones, all dressed in black and looking like the Avenging Angels of one of their songs, produced a very impressive set. They sounded like they’d listened to a lot of Nick Cave, the lyrics were as gothic as anything by The Handsome Family and there was a country chiming guitar twang to it all. It was odd and it was also very dark, but it was also highly enjoyable."

Steve Cube will be spinning some foot-stompin' tunes in the bar for afters, so make sure you bring your dancin' shoes!

Recommended viewing: The Secret History of Delaney Davidson
http://vimeo.com/7678103 and go listen to his beautiful music here: