This Saturday (October 15th), Adventures Close To Home presents an evening of three solo artists who if you don’t know about yet, then you should bloody well go out and check them out now because they are all brilliant! The Modern Art Oxford will host three brilliant sets from Viking Moses, Rob St John and Pertrels. Tickets cost a measly £5 and doors open at 7pm. Rob St John will be launching his brand new LP Weald.
Viking Moses is a much heralded DIY solo artist who possesses the stripped back, folky nature of Devendra Banheart with some of the wanton rock and roll raucousness of artists such as Nick Cave. Having been touring as Viking Moses for many years, Brendon Massei took Deer Tick, Scout Niblett and Nat Baldwyn of the Dirty Projectors on their very first tours. Alan McGee (former manager of The Libertines and Oasis once described him as “the most uniquely talented American musician since Kurt Cobain”.
Rob St John, who is launching his brand new LP, has become synonymous with the Oxford music scene of late, not just because Adventures Close To Home is his brainchild. Having gigged here for years, Rob has found a spiritual home of sorts in Oxford, and its no riddle why his atmospheric, melancholic folk has been lapped up in this fine city of culture.
Fans of Bleeding Heart Narrative will be eager to check out Petrels, with it being the solo side project of BHN’s very own Oli Barrett. A kaleidoscope of swirling colours and textures Petrels will transport you to a tundra of glorious, electronic cacophony: “onrushing, buoyant, coursing and at times dense and abrasive… excavates, and extrapolates outwards from, a particular and resonant historical undertaking and in its jubilant expansiveness grants it mythic, numinous life.” The Liminal, Ten best records of 2011.