N.B. ADVANCE TICKETS SOLD OUT. £15 TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR. ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. DOORS WILL NOW OPEN AT 18.30 (NOT 19.00 AS PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED).
We had to pinch ourselves (again) when we were asked to do this show.
MICAH P HINSON will be in the UK for a very short tour (no Glasgow date) and it's the first time he's played Edinburgh in aeons, so he's very much looking forward to getting back into what he describes as 'the magical city' to perform his debut album in its entirety plus a mass of songs that were collected into his eight LPs, EPs, and Singles. So, primarily designed to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the release of Gospel, this gig will effectively be a retrospective of Hinson's entire career to date, with his full back catalogue now available again (not least at this gig).
If you're already a Micah P. Hinson fan and know what a great live performer he is, this is genuinely unmissable. The last time he played here (Cabaret Voltaire, 2007) was somewhat legendary, by all accounts. So, if you've never seen nor heard of him, prepare to become a fan, as he woos you with his glorious baritone, brilliant song-writing and potent combination of Americana, folk, indie, punk and rock n roll influences. (Also, following a terrible car accident in 2011, after which he temporarily lost the use of his arms, it's a bit of a miracle he's still performing live at all).
Personally invited by Micah P, both JAMES GRAHAM (THE TWILIGHT SAD) and DELTA MAINLINE will perform as his special guests on a number of songs.
Having just released a new single and video to widespread acclaim (with a new album coming in 2016), DELTA MAINLINE will also play a supporting set of their own, as will SUPERMOON. The exciting new project of singer-songwriter Neil Pennycook (Meursault), Supermoon is equally going great guns just now on the back of a run of recent gigs and releases for Song, by Toad. For this date Supermoon will be performing as a duo (with Neil on vox, guitar, keys and fx, plus a drummer).
In short, these are two of of our favourite Edinburgh live bands right now and this will be a very special night.
'This record shuns cynicism. It is, rather, an honest, romantic exploration of heartbreak wherein Hinson lies exposed and raw' (Pop Matters review of The Gospel of Progress)
'It is his unpredictability that makes him consistently engaging to watch. The emotion in his deep yet wavering voice paints a picture that doesn’t come from practising scales... At times the whole audience seems hypnotised, lost in the narrative spun by this fascinating character... It’s rare to see musicians who seem so genuine and open on stage, and even when the subject matter of the songs is so strange and dark he manages to make the audience feel very welcome to share in it' (The Line of Best Fit reviews his Union Chapel/London gig, 2014)
'Transforming a painful narrative into songs full of angst, woe and beauty is a craft that Hinson has mastered' (Drowned In Sound review of The Nothing)
'He's always compelling, and often quite beautiful. A quiet masterpiece' (The Skinny review of The Nothing)
'Whether Hinson was raised by snake-handlers or worked at the local food court, his music would still bleed authenticity. Hinson's low, near-monotone singing is as human as (Willie) Nelson's, but not as approachable or everyman; there's some intangible but obvious sadness in the hoarse creak at the edges of his syllables. It's easy to believe he's been through something most of us haven't, something we'd be able to see in his eyes just as we hear it in his voice' (Pitchfork review of the Opera Circuit)
TICKETS: £10 (early bird), £12 (advance), £15 (door).
PLEASE NOTE: This date is at The Mash House, not The Voodoo Rooms (and thus also starts earlier than usual at 7pm, with no Limbo after-party in the venue).
(Photo: Ashley Bryn Hinson)
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