Date(s) - Sat, 14/04/2018 19:30
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
One of Britain’s most distinctive and exciting groups that formed in 2008, born from Glasgow’s close-knit scene, united by shared tastes, passions and imagination. “We all like music on a forensic level,” says founder Alex Neilson. “We’re all obsessive, pedantic, maladjusted, unemployable nerds.” Probably the most highly regarded psych-folk/rock band around. Stuart Maconie (BBC Radio 2’s Folk Show) described their music as “wild and romantic, witty and heartbreaking”, saying that “It has both the charm of folk music and the power of rock. Well known for their collaboration with Mike Heron of 70’s legendary Incredible String Band.
It’s been a long journey since we first saw Trembling Bells in a cellar bar in Oxford and then trying to find a date when this Glasgow based band could play at ACE Space. We finally managed to sort out a date and then Alex got the “call” to play in Shirley Colin’s band at Cambridge Folk Festival on the same date. Not surprisingly such a prestigious gig took priority. Fortunately we managed to find another date that would work for both the band and ACE Space, albeit 9 months later. A long wait but we think you’ll agree something worth waiting for.
There is an elegiac beauty in Baby Copperhead’s music — a reverent memory of indigenous archetypes of the Southwest, of bird songs serendipitously synched to manmade tempos and tunings native to Lee’s teenage home in North Carolina; yet one can also hear in it the struggle against the tide of our current ecological crises and our unyielding political cynicism.
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Start: 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:30)