Here Comes Midnight presents
Wed 13 April // 20:00
Mon 5 September // 20:00
Tickets: £10 advance, £12 door
Please note: this event was originally scheduled for April 13th, but has been postponed until September 5th due to unforeseen circumstances. Any tickets already purchased will be valid for the new date or will be refunded on request.
Here Comes Midnight present Advance Base (ex-Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) + Karima Walker + SH Davidson (Tellison)
Orindal Records recording artists Advance Base (Chicago, IL) & Karima Walker (Tucson, AZ) bring their electronic, cosmic Americana to the UK for a night of intimate & immersive solo sets featuring gentle synthesizers, sleepy drum loops, ambient field recordings, psychedelic visuals & folk-style vocals.
Advance Base is the melancholic story song project of Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone), making their much anticipated return to the UK following the release of 2020’s Live at Home & 2021’s Wall of Tears & Other Songs I Didn’t Write. Singer, sound designer & filmmaker
Karima Walker makes her UK debut following the critical acclaim of her 2021 folk/ambient album Waking the Dreaming Body (co-released by Keeled Scales), featured on best of the year lists by GoldFlakePaint, Gorilla Vs. Bear, For the Rabbits & more.
"A Raymond Carver short story collection set to music by a Joan of Arc-era OMD" - MOJO
Advance Base is the melancholic synth pop project of Chicago, IL singer/songwriter Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone). Using a two-handed arsenal of electric piano, Omnichord, samplers, effect pedals & drum machines, Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed ballads around his conversational baritone. The warm, electronic sound of Advance Base has been described as "lo-fi," "depressed" & "weirdly uplifting."
Animal Companionship, the third & most recent "studio" album by Advance Base, was released September 21, 2018 by Run For Cover Records / Orindal Records. GoldFlakePaint & Various Small Flames both listed Animal Companionship among their favorite albums of 2018. Since then, Advance Base has released Wall of Tears & Other-Songs I Didn't Write, a home-recorded collection of (mostly) country/Americana covers arranged for electronic instruments & Live at Home, a collection of mid-quarantine livestream concert performances & the closest representation of an Advance Base live set commercially available.
“With her uncanny Americana, Walker’s experimental inclinations have allowed her to explore some previously un-plumbed liminal space on the horizon, somewhere between sand and sky.” - Pitchfork
Tucson, Arizona interdisciplinary artist Karima Walker walks a line between two worlds. Aside from her long resume of collaborative work with artists in the diverse fields of dance, sculpture, film, photography and creative non-fiction, Walker has long nurtured a duality within her work as a musician, developing her own sonic language as a sound designer in tandem with her craft as a singer/songwriter. The polarity within Walker’s music has never been so articulately explored, or graced with as much intention, as on her 2021 album, Waking the Dreaming Body, which was featured on "best albums of the year" lists from Gorilla Vs Bear, Goldflakepaint, For the Rabbits, Deepest Currents, Hanif Abdurraqib & more.
SH Davidson (Tellison)
SH Davidson has been, for many years, the songwriter and driving force behind the acclaimed indie rock band Tellison.
Alone he plays a much-repaired Fender Telecaster and sings quietly about love, loss and literature. Expect something thoughtful, fragile, bleakly humorous and sad.