Ariel Pink Live with special guest Gazelle Twin

Saturday, 28 February, 2015 8:00PM
RNCM Theatre

Ariel Pink Live with special guest Gazelle Twin
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Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist and lo-fi artist Ariel Pink returns to Manchester with his seven-piece band, to perform of new work from his latest LP, pom pom. The release is Ariel Pink’s third studio album for the acclaimed 4AD label, and the first LP without his long-standing group, The Haunted Graffiti.

Cited as ‘LA’s king of pop perversion’, for almost two decades Ariel Pink has been crafting multi-flavoured DIY pop. Having been inspired by the cassette and fanzine culture of 80s post punk, he has applied its DIY ethic to his unique brand of lo-fi composition. Ariel Pink’s sound is one that evokes the grand experimental avant-pop of the 1970s – artists like David Bowie, Roxy Music and Frank Zappa – while at the same time forming a new sound that has become influential to a host of contemporary alternative songwriters. Much of Pink’s music features familiar pop melody and memorable hooks, while also embracing unusual time signatures, and experimental instrumentation allowing his songs to melt into dream-like psychedelia. As The Guardian recently described, Pink has a “vision to re-imagine pop music itself”.

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