Acclaimed international psych-twang guitarist Gitkin comes to Future Yard on Tuesday 26th September. With music that exists somewhere between primal, rootsy memory and distant exotic yearning, Gitkin inhabits a dusty bordertown where the familiar blends imperceptibly into the enchantingly foreign. Reviews of Gitkin’s first two LP’s grappled with descriptors, tagging it vaguely as “cinematic” and comparing it favourably with Khruangbin. True, the music is largely wordless, emotionally evocative, and guitar driven. But it possesses an alluring alchemy all its own. His third album ‘Nowhere To Go But Everywhere’ is out now.
Tickets on sale now.
Gitkin’s first release, 2018’s Five Star Motel, amply demonstrated his ease with earthy funk and comfortably-cut rhythm. On the follow up album, Safe Passage, the itinerant guitar slinger broadened his already rich palette with melodies informed by Greek and Middle Eastern modalities, Peruvian Chicha and Tuareg Saharan guitar styles. No gimmick, this juxtaposition of gut-bucket blues and funk low-end with unexpectedly twisting lead phrases highlights the intense flavours found in each savoury ingredient. Gitkin’s production throughout all his releases radiates character and warmth, leaning on soft-focus vintage mics, dubby spring reverbs and the quirks of an analog tape machine – with his brand new album following suit.
Future Yard presents
Tuesday 26th September 2023
75 Argyle Street
Tickets £10 advance
Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm. Kitchen open til 9pm.
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