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King Creosote

Sunday 1st February 2015 -

King Creosote Shoreham Ropetackle
King Creosote Shoreham Ropetackle

‘Beautifully crafted demonstration of what can be achieved with a song and a strum’ ~ The Independent

Following a hugely successful UK tour which included two exceptional sold out shows at The Barbican‘s Milton Court, King Creosote commences another UK tour in January and February 2015 with his live music show.

If you build a fence then you have to treat it, as any DIY buff will tell you. You have to make it durable; to help it help us to weather storms. Fife’s Kenny Anderson realised this when he conceived his micro-label, Fence, in 1994 – and so he treated it, then treated us, with an alt-pop alter-ego: King Creosote.

Since then, Anderson has become of Scotland’s most acclaimed, and most prolific, singer-songwriters: a squeezebox Casanova with a cosmic wordplay fetish; a seafaring pop heart-breaker whose voice leaves gentle devastation in its wake. He was short-listed for 2011’s Mercury Prize thanks to Diamond Mine, his sublime collaboration with Jon Hopkins.

In January 2014, Anderson completed his first-ever film soundtrack for Virginia Heath’s poetic documentary, From Scotland With Love. The film weaves Scottish archive film footage with King Creosote compositions – and vice versa – with the project culminating in a major live performance as part of Glasgow’s 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme.

Meanwhile, Fence continues to thrive, thanks to home-grown live events like February’s World Tour Of Crail and Easter’s Yellae Deuks (in nearby Anstruther) – not to mention King Creosote’s ongoing penchant for writing fanzines; carving box-sets; making things. It may be ramshackle, patched-up and hand-painted, but the DIY Scottish pop throne is his.

Support comes from Sorren Maclean.

Please note, this is an all standing event.