Monday 14 March 2016 at 7:30pm
54 Holywell Lane, London, EC2A 3PQ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44.(0)20 7422 7505
Convergence presents: of Montreal + Larry Gus
Kevin Barnes founded of Montreal in the mid 1990s with ambitions of bringing the energy and lyrical sharpness of The Kinks back. But this prolific and restless Athens, Georgia band wanted to avoid the Britpop nostalgia trap. Familiar, angular melodies were backed by a spine-tingling and foot shuffling array of musical styles and influences including punk, prog, disco, funk before fully heading off the rails with the delightfully surreal and psychedelic Satanic Panic (2004).
Following the release of their thirteenth and most personal full-length album 'Aureate Gloom', they're back to headline London's Village Underground as part of Convergence 2016.
Larry Gus is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer who has remixed artists including, Cut Copy, Sandro Perri, Eric Copeland, YACHT, Sinkaneand Little Boots, and has performed extensively around the world.
Combining sample-based ethics and crystal clear psychedelic pop melodies, merging into an infinitely dense amount of layers and polyrhythms, Larry Gushas become known for energetic and chaotic live performances, which involve singing and playing various percussion over samplers with a Sufi-esque ritual intensity.