'A Night At The Union Chapel' featuring Anathema, The Pineapple Thief, Engineers and Nosound 7.30pm, Friday 30th September 2011
Kscope launched in April 2008 and has quickly established itself as a home for forward thinking post-progressive and art-rock, releasing critically acclaimed albums by Porcupine Tree, Anathema, Blackfield, Engineers, Steven Wilson, North Atlantic Oscillation, The Pineapple Thief, Lunatic Soul, Ulver, No-Man, Richard Barbieri, Nosound and more.
On Friday 30th September the label will be hosting a one-off night at the Union Chapel in London, with a number of acts from the roster performing special stripped back sets in this breathtaking venue.
Anathema will headline the show, performing a special acoustic show comprising of members Vincent, Danny and Lee. They will be joined by Engineers, Bruce Soord from The Pineapple Thief and Nosound (solo set).
Anathema’s 2010 studio album We're Here Because We're Here was awarded Classic Rock’s Prog Album of the Year as well as a host of other accolades. Formed in Liverpool in 1990, the band’s sound and musical vision has continually evolved while always remaining true to the band’s original goal of creating forward-thinking, meaningful, passionate, and honest music. With each release they moved beyond the boundaries of limited scenes and pigeon holes, creating a complex and emotive atmospheric sound. The producer of WHBWH, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has described it as “definitely among the best albums I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on.”
They return in September with Falling Deeper, a new release which features acoustic reinterpretations of tracks from throughout their back catalogue. This gig at Union Chapel will allow fans the chance to hear some of these tracks and more.
2010 was a landmark year for The Pineapple Thief. The band released their latest album, Someone Here Is Missing (‘extremely classy and frequently mesmerising’ Classic Rock), along with the Show A Little Love EP (‘it is here that the real magic of a band like TPT shines through’ Classic Rock Prog) and followed a string of festival performances with a European tour. Their recent successful dates with Blackfield, Riverside and Amplifier, suggest that 2011 is already looking pretty good too. For the Kscope night, frontman Bruce Soord will be performing a solo acoustic set.
Engineers recently released the To An Evergreen EP which has received support from Lauren Laverne and Guy Garvey on BBC6 Music. In addition to the title track, the EP featured remixes of tracks taken from last year's In Praise Of More album, which Clash stated 'should be given to most UK bands around at the moment to use as an example in making an album that is a joy to behold.'
Giancarlo Erra's Nosound create a seductive and original fusion of elements of progressive, ambient and post rock. Regarded by critics and fans alike as one of the most interesting up and coming alt/art rock bands in Europe, the band have released three critically acclaimed albums on Kscope. At the Union Chapel, Erra will be playing a solo set, similar to that which is featured on the forthcoming The Northern Religion Of Things release.
Tickets, for what promises to be a very special night, are available from the Union Chapel costing £18 (plus booking fee).