Limbo 28th Jan: The Oates Field, Eagleowl, Gummi Bako
Friday, January 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM - Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 1:00 AM (GMT)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The Oates Field debuted at Limbo in November 2010 and they were so good we immediately invited them back to headline in January. Support comes from Eagleowl, playing their first Limbo date since December 2008 so we're expecting plenty of new material, and Fence favourites Gummi Bako, making their club debut. All three acts are sure to bring something fresh to the stage - a reliable 2011 kick-off at Limbo!
THE OATES FIELD is Alan Oates (lead vocals, guitar and electronica),
with Iona Marshall (backing vocals/bass) and Chris Lowrie (drums). Alan
'Oates - aka The Oates Field, Little Pebble and previously of Come In
Tokyo - is a well known name on the Edinburgh music scene. He's also a
regular on the line up at The Fence Collective shows. Iona's ethereal
vocals (which caught the attention & admiration of Mike Scott of The
Waterboys) compliment The Oates Field's raw energy. Chris Lowrie brings
his hard-hitting-time-perfect talent to the sound.
EAGELOWL are Bartholomew Owl (guitar, vocals, glockenspiel), Clarissa Cheong (double bass, vocals), Malcolm Benzie (violin, mandolin, vocals) and Rob St John (harmonium, mandolin, vocals).
The Scotsman, in a
2009 interview, described the band as "the soundtrack to the saddest,
most beautiful art-house film you've never seen." They have released two
EPs and a single to widespread national critical acclaim: For the
Thoughts You Never Had EP (2008: Fife Kills Records); 7 inch single
Sleep The Winter (2009: Kilter); and Into the Fold EP (2010: Kilter).
In 2009 eagleowl were commissioned by the Edinburgh International Film Festival to soundtrack a series of films from the Scottish Screen National Archive alongside Meursault and FOUND. This Limbo performance comes before the band travel to Stockholm for a repeat performance.
2010 saw eagleowl play a number of notable festivals, including End of the Road, Fence Records Homegame, Haarfest and the Edinburgh Popfest (curated Gordon McIntyre of Ballboy).
GUMMI BAKO have been cranking up their outhouse rock with a wonkytonk foundation of country and gospel ever since the day they were born. In no particular order of inbreeding, Geebee, Uncle Beesly, Cheehi and Akabako kindly volunteered to dish up the delights in Gummi's soupkitchen of sound.
As long-standing members of the Fife's Fence Collective, Gummi Bako have recorded with fellow Fencers Lone Pigeon, King Creosote and UNPOC, and Bako songs have been covered by King Creosote, James Yorkston and The Pictish Trail.
Many an odd GB track has popped up on Fence Records samplers and on
the Fence Collective albums "Fence Reunited" and "Let's get this ship on
the road". In 2006 they released their first collection of homespun
mellodaze on their mini-album "Sticky Wicket".
In the last year Gummi Bako have performed at Bestival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Pittenweem Arts Festival, Leith Festival, Spitz Festival of Folk, The Big Tent at Falkland Palace and of course Fence's Home Game. Lock up your daughters, your sisters too, if you get in their way, they're gonna rock 'n' roll over you!