Group Rhoda, APOSTILLE

Saturday 27th April : 6pm
£3 advance, £5 otd (http://www.wegottickets.com/event/218348)
Kraak Gallery
Sounds From the Other City & Comfortable on a Tightrope Present Group Rhoda
Plus support from APOSTILLE & O>L>A plus KRAKEN

Just a week ahead of SFTOC presenting its annual festival across the corridor of Chapel St, Salford on May 5th, which sees 70 acts presented in 13 venues, each with a different promoter at the helm, this event in collaboration with one such promoter, Comfortable on a Tightrope acts as a warm up before the big day!

Group Rhoda is a solo project from San Francisco. It is an attempt at dealing with opposition, sharpening intuition, following instincts and turning ideas into actions. Having topped many a end of year list with last years Out of Time, Out of Touch LP we welcome her with budding ears to Kraak From her way-out-west base she’s crafted a striking record, a coolly disciplined blend of plaintive vocals, driving drumbox pulses and flowering synth melody delivered with effortless, detached nonchalance and verve placing her somewhere between Suicide, Julia Holter, John Maus and Peaking Lights.

Support comes from, APOSTILLE the damaged-pop project of Night School Records boss and PLEASE guitarist Michael Kasparis. Kaleidoscopic instrumentation is refracted into crystalline transmissions that are immediate and affecting, as evinced across a string of releases including a split with Meddicine on birthday tapes, a 7″ on comfortable on a tightrope, a split with DNBL on Clan Destine and a forthcoming E.P. on Goaty tapes. Cues taken from and hat doffed to U.S. GIRLS, Cabaret Voltaire, Silk Flowers and etc. Live performances are where the tensions present in the songs come to the fore; Pop hooks battling their way through layers of noise, all delivered with a sincere and generous intensity few can muster.

And more support from O>L>A, Two piece electronic duo based in North West England. Low key ambient tracks meet cavernous spaces and textured beats sitting alongside lush orchestrated passages, clean guitar lines, layered vocal harmonies and distorted rhythms. This gig occurs in preparation of the release of 6 track EP which hits our ears in the coming months. Listen to a couple of rough demos here: http://soundcloud.com/o-l-a and check their faces here https://www.facebook.com/onelittleatlas

Link to the main event taking place on Sunday May 5th: http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Manchester/Islington-Mill/Sounds-From-the-Other-City-2013/11799072/