Now Wave Presents: Black Midi
All Seated Show
Friday 10 January, doors 7.30pm
The connection between Geordie Greep, black midi’s curiously voiced singer, guitarist Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin, bassist Cameron Picton and drummer Morgan Simpson is reflected in the intensely focused and driven live shows with which they have made their name. Over the past year or so, this fearsomely youthful group – Greep and Picton are 19, Simpson and Kwasniewski-Kelvin just a year older – have built a reputation for fierce, uncompromising and ever-transforming performances that, though they’ve drawn comparisons to the likes of Shellac, sound like nothing else around at the moment. After a series of early gigs at Brixton’s Windmill, their increasing reputation led to requests for support slots with Shame, and a debut American tour that saw them win over new fans at SXSW and beyond.
As anyone who’s been lucky enough to catch black midi live over recent months will testify, these songs are slippery creatures, the sparks from a musical unit in a constant state of flux and development. After all, they’ve promised that in a few years time, the music of black midi will be unrecognisable from how it sounds now. “It’s a bit bold, but you’ve got to set yourself challenges, there’s no point doing the same thing over and over again,” says Greep. “Even now the music we’re doing in this room is sounding very different – it’s an ever-evolving thing.”
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