Xrayhorse Music is ridiculously proud once again to be hosting Ghostpoet’s Sheffield tour show. The one man machine is embarking on a musical crusade to slay all before him on full UK tour in 2012. The mercury music prize nominee and Jools Holland show stealer will bring his full live show to Sheffield once again, and will no doubt destroy DQ’s Funktion One sound system, just like he did at the Harley back in October. See the great Now Then mag review of that night here.
We have more space to stretch out this time , and we have an extremely varied and brilliant full lineup, feat leeds indie-alt rising stars Alt J, homegrow band to watch out for Wooderson and a stella house/bass music linuep for the clubnight, Squarehead + Hem:per Djs + Xray residents
GHOSTPOET (Full live show)
Alt J (live)
Likes Lions (live)
GHOSTPOET DJ SET
Uneven Blonde DJs
Ghostpoet aka Obaro Ejimiwe has quickly cemented his stature as one of the UK’s most exciting and original artists. Heralded a mighty force to be reckoned with by inspirational figures such as Roots Manuva and Mike Skinner of The Streets, Ghostpoet is no flash in the pan and is set to make more headway into the minds of the nation in 2012.
Obaro’s debut album ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam’ is crammed with his loveable ramshackle, homemade productions and instantly recognisable vocal slices, ‘Peanut Butter Blues…’ is a neat summation of the MC’s musical journey to date, but also an impressive statement of intent. His live show however is a punk onslaught of lazy synths and snares, high NRG grooves that slap and tickle and lyrical firepower that leaves the crowd straddling dumbfoundness and moshing.
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Alt-J or (delta sign created with the key combination of alt+j on an Apple ) is the name of the band creating seemingly minimalistic tracks which you simply cannot listen to just once. they are on a national our and have huge play from radio 1 / xfm / and multiple online stations.
Alt-J create vocally experimental guitar based music. Lyrics are often strange, lyrics are often relatable, lyrics are often touching, lyrics are performed in an interesting / slightly odd manner which sets them apart from their indie counterparts. There are rounds and harmonies which provoke a return of memories of child hood music lessons and choir practises. There will be no-one like Alt-J in the music industry in 2012, we are very happy to get to Sheffield, so make sure you lap them up in all of their charming obscurity.
Likes Lions, a five piece from Sheffield , who produce complicated, strange and high energy post-indie music. Rich Bristow (Vocals / Synth), Martin Ruffell (Drums), Will Page (Guitar / Synth / Vocals), Greg Pritchard (Guitar / Vocals) and Kyle Rice (Bass / Vocals) have been together since 2009, and have a great new EP Future Colour , out now.
A briliant post-punk Sheffield band that play J division esque guitar drone madness, all built upon key changes and emotional sensibilites. “Sometimes it’s loud, sometimes it’s quiet, sometimes its tight, sometimes its loose, sometimes its controlled, sometimes its chaotic. It’s always played with passion”
They had a great year in 2011 and are really ones to watch in 2012.
Hem:per DJ collective are made up of 4 like minded house/bass seletors from Sheffield, previously known at Standard Procedure Collective, they have built a tight following through their hot as shit live mix streaming sessions and various sweaty underground house shows. A multitude of talent and a multitude of forward thinking have meant they sound like nothing else.
Uneven Blonde DJs
UB is a hugely influencial Sheffield/Brighton independant promoter and DJ team, that have consisitently put together great shows for over 3 years. The boys also run a must-go-to weekly club night at the Gatsby in Sheffield on Wednesday nights. Expect obscure and brilliant electronica / post-everything guitar music / avant garde pop and straight up rock and roll.
As the last show did, this one will sell out fast.
Early bird tickets will go on sale this week .£9.50. We strongly recommend you do not delay.