SATURDAY 3 MARCH
BLUE WHALE & A.R.C
£40 FESTIVAL TICKET AVAILABLE HERE
booking fee included
A.R.C. are Allen, Rayson, Cullen. They deal in fringe sounds, improvised music & amplified junk. They are often found in the midst of very quiet, very heavy soundworlds, using modified/extended instruments and DIY electronics. Location, space and light are key to their music.
Blue Whale are a jazz punk quartet from Belfast. Their aim has always been to veer away from the trappings of the traditional guitar-centric four-piece and in doing so have experimented heavily with unconventional scales and time signatures. Their cadenced, angular and atonal compositions tread fine lines between dance and discord, chaos and intricacy, with the resultant aural tension unique in its capacity to simultaneously provoke mental confusion and physical movement.
The band has played all over the island, gathering fans wherever they go. A recent highlight was a fully improvised set with Krautrock legend Damo Suzuki (CAN), which left a sold out audience reeling and exhilarated.
We are delighted to have Blue Whale open Brilliant Corners 2018.
“The mathy, jazz-flecked brew hurtles through a thorny tunnel of riffs and percussive flailing – it should be utter chaos, but Blue Whale make it honeyed.” The Line of Best Fit