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RECENT EVENTS - About Group

Wednesday 26 February 2014 - 8:00 PM

About Group | Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall
Scheduled end time: 10:00pm

About Group is the core trio of John Coxon (Spiritualized), Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) and Pat Thomas, whose third album Between The Walls was released through Domino in 2013.

Between The Walls captures the sound of a band 'playing' together, in both senses of the word - experimenting and trying things, being playful, as much as being a group performing as a unit together. Between The Walls is the sound of people pushing towards and pulling against one another simultaneously. It is the sound of buzzing amplifiers, sudden musical non-sequiturs, loud blasts of straight synth lines cutting through melody and structure. And it is also the sound of beautiful and odd electronic textures and brilliantly defined and deliberate drums, underpinning fragile but deliberate performances of sad songs and country ballads.

Watch the band's official video for All Is Not Lost onĀ YouTube

Support comes from Eaux. Eaux is Sian Ahern, Ben Crook and Stephen Warrington. With a set-up consisting of synths, guitars, drum samplers and sequencers; the crystalline voice of Ahern binds it all together. Structuring their songs to work with the constraints of a live setting, the trio switch between instruments, sounds, and rhythmic patterns - favouring song building outside of the computer.