'Scotland's favourite avant-garde noisemakers' bring you a May show in the stunning Leith St Andrews Church. Featuring:
REV MAGNETIC * SALOME BENIDZE * HELEN MORT * ERIN FRIEL * & MORE TBA.
***Please note — £5 from EVERY ticket sold will be going to the #SAVELEITHWALK crowdfunder — we'll hear from a good human spokesperson.***
Rev Magnetic involves members of Mogwai, Prides, Fin Killie, Gift Horse & more. While touring the world as guest multi-instrumentalist with Mogwai, Luke Sutherland (Long Fin Killie, Bows, Music A.M.) used the downtime to sketch a bunch of songs. Once he got home, he wrote a handful more and recorded them with the help of a few friends at his cottage on the edge of the Scot...tish Highlands. The result was an albums worth of material with references ranging from My Bloody Valentine to Teebs, Lemmy-era Hawkwind to ABBA, Vaughan Williams to Boulez. Keen to translate the radiant chaos of the recordings into a live setting, Luke put together Rev Magnetic, featuring Audrey Bizouerne (Gift Horse), Sam Leighton (Prides, St MARTiiNS) and Gregor Emond who played with Luke in a band called Hynd, way back before the birth of the internet. Combining elements of dream pop, shoegaze, R&B, and post rock, their first single, Like No Girl That Ever Was/Dont Let Joy Destroy You is the sound of summer at full surge.
is a poet, novelist and translator, as well as a campaigner for women's rights. She won the Saba Award for best debut in 2012, which brought her nationwide recognition. She is the author of two collections of poetry and one novel, The City on Water, which was a national bestseller and won the Tsinandali Award in 2015. Her works of translation include David Beckham's My Side, Shirin Ebadi's The Golden Cage and Salman Rushdie's Two years, eight months and twenty-eight nights.
was born in Sheffield. Her first collection Division Street won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize. Her collection No Map Could Show Them (Chatto & Windus) was a PBS Recommended Title. In 2017 she presented Mother Tongue on BBC Radio 4, exploring poetry in translation. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing in the Manchester Writing School.
One of the most exciting new names in Scottish hip-hop, Erin has been recording amazing material, is part of Deadlife Crew, and collaborates regularly with Louie John Lowis (Hector Bizerk). Recently she opened for Loki at his sell out King Tuts event for Poverty Safari.
Hosted and curated by Michael Pedersen & Kevin Williamson.
'Neu! Reekie! dismantle the structures and snobberies dividing high and low art — art is for everyone' (The Skinny)
A wonderful world of cross-cultural verve' (The List)
A triumph' (Sunday Times)
POETRY TRANSLATION CENTRE
gives the best contemporary poems from Africa, Asia and Latin America a new life in the English language, working with diaspora communities for whom poetry is of great importance. By fostering creative collaborations between poets and translators, the PTC produces high-quality translations that extend the audience for international poetry.
Supported by Creative Scotland!