‘em enough string! – 7 track CD
title : duration : broadcast:
: the guild : 4’01” : 29.10.05
jesus licks : tarzan : 2’18” : 07.05.05
the irrepressibles : my friend joe : 2’14” : 05.02.05
the ghosts : love will come to town : 2’09” : 11.06.05
gerry mitchell with little Sparta : carefully constructed ruins
: 3’47” : 24.09.05
master : i’m not coming down : 4’11” : 05.11.05
blanket : threats : 4’36” : 08.01.05
dexter bentley : the aphid, the slug & the leaf : 2’20”
songs performed live on the hello goodbye show on resonance
running time: 25’40”
'em enough string!
Late @ the Tate
Friday 6th January 2006
6pm - 10pm
exploration of some of the lesser plucked, strummed and bowed
stringed instruments in pop music. This evening Late at the
Tate salutes the banjo, cello, ukulele, double bass, Cuban
tres, mandolin and violin.
Curated by deXter Bentley, hosts of Resonance 104.4 FM's much
vaunted Hello Goodbye show, with tonight's bill selected from
former live guests of the programme.
Master; A trio supremely dedicated to creating a zealously
glorious racket. Their ramshackle sound combines elements
of jazz, music hall, punk and experimental noise-core.
Jesus Licks; Interested in exploring the primeval urges and
untamed emotions of the human experience, Jesus Licks have
snakes, sharks and bandits lying at the core of their songs.
They forge raw and melodious music set against dark comedic
Merchant; draw from elements of both drone metal & doom
jazz to produce a minimal, simplistic and dark sound propelled
along with the aid of a furious rhythm section. "Like
dark baroque music, but with all the twiddly bits replaced
with mental drums, sort of doom thrash baroque..." according
to a bewildered witness to a recent live performance.
The Irrepressibles; Experimental neo-orchestral art-rock ensemble
in possession of a degree of musicality beyond the reach of
mere mortals. Not always a comfortable ride, they revel in
their ability to divide an audience. Their compelling live
performances are both aloof and dynamic in equal measure.
The Ghosts; produce brittle pop music where although love would
always appear to be lost it is also persistent with its threat
of returning, like a tortuous yet irresistibly thrilling roller
Gerry Mitchell with Little Sparta; Gritty and compelling poetry
questioning the poet’s romantic identity in an urban
landscape from the Partick born poet laureate of New Cross
backed by the sublime music of Little Sparta. The end result
is not unlike the Dirty Three fronted by a Caledonian William
Blanket; Hailed by Time Out as 'the new unforgettables of the
acoustic scene’, Blanket fashion songs of desperate
beauty from gently stammering instruments while Vicky Steer’s
benignly supernatural voice burrows deep into the subconscious
of the listener and takes up permanent residence; an experience
which is as soothing as it is disturbing.
deXter Bentley; have been described as an 'End of the pier
psychedelic folk' group. Ploughing their own particular furrow
of un-hip pop, their idiosyncratic kitchen sink dramas never
draw the same comparison twice.
DJ: Ed Pinsent; Resonance FM/Sound Projecting.