Rae Spoon Ticket

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Ticket for Rae Spoon Gig at Leith Dockers 01/02/19


walk the plank and Mope Promotions present:

Rae Spoon: Queer Positive, pop-infused folk-electronica all the way from Calgary. Rae returns to Edinburgh on the back of their latest release, bodiesofwater, which came out on the twentieth anniversary of the first show Spoon ever played, and ten years after the release of their break-out album superioryouareinferior. As a non-binary person, Rae is no stranger to having an identity that doesn’t fit societal and legal structures. Like bodies, water is regulated and increasingly commodified, despite being fundamental to life. On this, Spoon’s ninth album, they explore their common ground and connections with the ocean surrounding their Vancouver Island home.

respectfulchild (敬兒) is the solo instrumental project of Gan from Saskatoon on Treaty 6 Territory. They build experimental ambient soundscapes through slow progressions of meticulous improvisation using just their violin. With a sound that has been likened to artists such as Brian Eno, Nils Frahm, and Owen Pallett, the lone presence of respectfulchild is able to bring quiet to even the noisiest of rooms. The name respectfulchild is the literal translation of Gan’s Mandarin name 敬兒 [jìng er]. This name was given to Gan by their grandmother when they were born, a name and a culture they’ve become estranged from having lived their whole life in the predominantly white world of the Canadian Prairies. The music of respectfulchild is Gan’s quiet way of seeking meaning in 敬兒 again.

Bike Notes: Since rising from the ashes of The Walking Targets several years ago, Bike Notes have become a central pillar of Edinburgh's DIY scene. Bike Notes are set apart from their peers by an outstanding ear for an instant yet unpredictable banger: Lyrics are densely packed and yet not a word seems out of place; nothing is left to the convenience of structure. What emerges is something like the melodic ingenuity of Superchunk with the speed and urgency of Hot Water Music... but more Scottish. It comes as no surprise that 2 of the 3 have been playing together since their childhood years - Bike Notes are a truly well oiled and awesome machine.

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Friday, February 1st
Leith Dockers Club
£7 in advance from walktheplank.bigcartel.com / £8 on the door
Doors at 7pm