8pm Saturday 27 November
Tickets €8 availble on the door
TEN PAST SEVEN
RELEASE ‘Bothar Bui’
“Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon . . . everything's different.”
(Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes).
Commercialism is about convenience and though it fits with our modern lives, it is a breath of fresh air when something comes along that is done a little differently and encourages a pause for thought . . .
Tenpastseven formed seven years ago, three 17 year-olds on the new Out on a Limb Records (Giveamanakick, Rest, Hooray for Humans). They released their complex, instrumental debut on the label and emerged as one of a group of new polyrhythmic Irish outfits in the noughties.
Their latest EP, ‘Bothar Bui’ very much reflects how a young band chose not to remain static but to constantly evolve and move forward. With a nod to the poetry of Seamus Heaney, Tenpastseven’s new collection of music was also inspired by the location, near Kenmare in Kerry, where they spent a lot of time writing and recording as well as long-standing notions of the city vs country dichotomy.
The band have been constantly developing new ideas and ways to deliver their music without the constraints of convention and finding alternative ways to carry their sound and concepts through to different audiences.
This compilation of new music has been produced by Tenpastseven and remixed in collaboration with some of Ireland’s newest and most innovative musicians, including the haunting vocals of Katie Kim who worked on the title tracks. Laura Sheeran brings her beautifully ethereal Celtic mysticism to the soundscape. Kevin Blake, Toby Kaar and Molotov Ape add to the shades of acoustic and electronic ambience, as well as some brilliant improvisation.
However, this is not just about the sound; ‘Bothar Bui’ has been produced with a limited run of 100 pieces of slate each imprinted with an individual image. The band also wanted to produce a piece of art and something tangible associated with the music.
Laura Sheeran is a Dublin based musician, composer and artist who also dabbles in film and theatre. Her reputation and following have been growing steadily since she started her solo music project in 2005. This year has seen the release, and immediate success, of her debut solo offering, the free-to-download EP "Music for the deep woods" . Laura is currently (July 2010) running a pledge campaign to raise funds so that she can release her debut LP, a double album entitled "Lust of Pig and The Fresh Blood"
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Kevin Blake is an electronica producer from Limerick who moved to Cork to do a degree in music. He has always played in experimental rock bands since a very young age but an explosion of inspiration from the discovery of labels such as Warp, Rephlex and Planet Mu inspired him to start making electronic music.
In early 2007, realising that there wasn't much of a platform in Cork for Kevin to perform his music live, he took the initiative to start up his own night called 'Electric Underground'. This focused on giving left-field dance music producers a stage to perform on, and pushed innovative djs as well. Popularity caused the night to expand to a much bigger venue and bring artists from abroad over to play. Over the last three years they have had over 70 international acts play from the finest labels in dance music today including Warp, Planet Mu, Ninjatune and Rephlex.
He released his debut EP 'You Are What You Hear' in March 2009 which received much critical acclaim from various media sources and a distribution deal with RMG. Ireland's most well respected music reviewer Jim Caroll of the Irish Times described it as being "Smashing, You Are What You Hear is the go-to release for fresh, engaging minimal electronic grooves". Donal Dineen and Cian O'Cíobháin pushed it onto the airwaves, with Donal picking Kevin to be one of the featured Irish upcoming artists to do a live set and interview on Today Fm for the Fresh Air Festival.
Kevin's live sets and productions led him to play gigs all around the country and have even brought him to play sets in France and the Uk. He has also played at Ireland's most prestigious festivals including DEAF and the Electric Picnic. The live sets are aimed towards moving people on the dancefloor and his bass heavy sets incorporate influences such as Dubstep, Hip Hop and Techno. Not the type to hide behind a laptop, Kevin uses guitars, a melodica and various synths and fx to allow him to improvise easily. He has had the pleasure of warming up for such luminaries as Luke Vibert, Prefuse 73, Venetian Snares, Bonobo, Mu-ziq, Kode 9 and Boxcutter.
First Blood part II
From Cork, "First Blood Part II" uses every day objects and sometimes very unusual arrangements to create intense and interesting music. It is both an exhibition and a performance. a must see experience.