Body&Soul bring mellowed out Danish electro poppers When Saints Go Machine to the Button Factory on October 23rd, along withÂ Olugbenga and our own Come On Live Long.
When Saints Go Machine
We are delighted to welcome back Danish four-piece When Saints Go Machine to the B&S nest having captivated & mesmerized audiences at our Body&Soul stage at Electric Picnic 2012. Formed in 2007, WSGM are a complicated mix of influences. There’s dance music in there, for sure, but also post punk, some experimental electronica in the Aphex Twin mould, and, crucially, a healthy dose of pop. You could describe the end result as a heady mix of Caribou, The Knife/Fever Ray and Arthur Russell. But, really, it doesn’t sound like anything else out there. All told, it’s stunning, esoteric, yet instantly accessible.
Known to most as the bass player and vocalist for Metronomy, Olugbenga makes his Irish debut on Oct 23rd. Having travelled the world with Metronomy, these cultures and experiences came together to feed the imagination and unique inventiveness of Olugbenga. The sound is ‘Epic & Blues’ – rooted in hiphop and gospel/choral music but equally influenced by the claustrophobic atmosphere of some ambient music as well as the huge soundscapes of post rock. He’s remixed Scissor Sisters, Esben and the Witch and Alt-J – all of this support arriving before he has officially released a signed piece of solo material.
Come On Live Long
You can read every glowing review of Come On Live Long’s ‘Everything Fall’, but it’s live where the collections of groove-laden, slow burning electronics come alive. The LP was created using an array of analogue synthesizers, effects units, and sampled material all performed live in studio. COLL’s two singers, Robert Ardiff and Louise Gaffney, trade vocal lines seamlessly throughout the LP with both carefully choosing their moments to come to the fore.
Body&Soul presents…. When Saints Go Machine Olugbenga DJ Set (Metronomy) Come On Live Long The Button Factory 8pm, Wednesday October 23rd