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Withered Hand + Debutant @ Peacock Visual Arts, 28th January

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NO MORE SOUNDCHECKS - an evening of unplugged performances featuring WITHERED HAND + DEBUTANT

Thursday 28th January 2010

Peacock Visual Arts

21 Castle Street, Aberdeen AB11 5BQ. Phone 01224 639539

Doors 8pm

Entry 5

http://www.myspace.com/interestingmusic

http://www.vocoustics.com

http://www.peacockvisualarts.com

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WITHERED HAND is the musical project of Edinburgh-based visual artist Dan Willson.

Withered Hand have made three records. Their Religious Songs EP was recorded at home by Neil Pennycook (Meursault) and released through SL Records and Bear Scotland in 2008. Youre Not Alone is a solo EP, recorded by King Creosote and released through Fence Records and SL in spring 2009. Good News is the bands first album it was funded by the Scottish Arts Council and mixed by cult American producer Kramer (Low / Galaxie 500 / Daniel Johnston), and was released by SL Records on September 14th 2009.

Withered Hand have been privileged to play alongside many incredible artists, including Jeffrey Lewis, Calvin Johnson, Little Wings and Malcolm Middleton. They have twice played Fence Records magnificent Homegame Festival, played at both the last ever Triptych Festival and the inaugural Tennents Mutual, and during the Edinburgh Festival this year performed on The Edge and at all-day DIY extravaganza Retreat.

In 2009, Withered Hand have recorded two radio sessions: with Marc Riley, on BBC 6Music, and with Vic Galloway, on BBC Radio Scotland.

Praise for Good News:

"It is quite some time since a debut release has placed 10 such perfect songs back to back." (The Herald, 5/5)

"Willson's sing-a-long afflictions and satirical narratives are marvellous. 'Lord won't you listen to me, your unfaithful servant's filthy fucking language, he importunes on 'Love in the Time of Ecstasy', a sonorous 'so-what' to the hereafter." (The List, 4/5)

http://www.myspace.com/witheredhandmusic

http://www.witheredhand.com

http://www.slrecords.net/witheredhand_biog.php

http://www.fencerecords.com/artists.php?id=86

DEBUTANT is the solo project of Phillip Quirie, formerly of Kartta in Aberdeen and now of Meursault in Edinburgh.

Normally, Debutant creates simple, but perfectly constructed, dreamy pop songs augmented by a build-up of shimmering atmospheres utilising an electric guitar and a load of pedals. As this is an unplugged gig, Phillip will be taking a more acoustic approach to his songs. He thinks it will be fun. We think it will be interesting. Perfect.

"Debutant's music ignores genres altogether, sounding something like what would happen if Mark Kozelek and Kevin Shields had an afternoon, a spare room and a multitude of ideas. Definitely worth checking out live." (isthismusic?)

"Debutants blend of post-rock ambience with breathless lyrics was beautiful. Solitude called into mind Ulrich Schnauss and Brian Eno, flowing like little rivulets of darkness." (Narc Magazine)

http://www.myspace.com/musicbydebutant

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Ok, so this event is brought to you in conjunction with the I Heart UTG campaign.

Many of you will be aware that the public consultation has now begun into the future of Union Terrace Gardens.

We are all very disappointed that this massive consultation is ONLY about the scheme for a City Square and will NOT be consulting the people of Aberdeen on their views on Peacock's scheme for a new contemporary arts centre which has full planning permission and over 75% of its funding in place.

Sir Ian's favoured scheme involves the complete destruction of the Gardens. It will cost 140 million+ of which 70 million+ must come from the public purse. It will involve the felling of 80 mature trees.

Peacock's scheme by award-winning architects would regenerate the Gardens and welcome over 200,000 visitors per year at a fraction of the cost to the public purse and the environment.

If you'd like to compare the two options please visit >> http://www.comparethesquare.com

At the show you can also check out the What If? exhibition by the architects responsible for the new comtemporary arts centre design, exploring new compromise ideas and solutions for Union Terrace Gardens and the Denburn Valley.

http://www.peacockvisualarts.com/archive/251/what-if

You can also sign a physical copy of the petition, pick up flyers and leaflets, speak to Peacock staff and get information on how to support Peacock and the integrity of the gardens during the public consultation.

What YOU can do to help in the meantime...

If you support the Gardens and the Arts Centre please visit the following and say 'NO' to the City Square on the questionnaire

http://www.thecitysquareproject.com/consultation/survey

Freephone

0800 111 4881

Email

consultation@thecitysquareproject.com

Twitter

@thecitysquare

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-City-Square-Project/210201126699

Text message

Text 60777 followed by the word square

Sign the petition

http://www.iloveutg.org

Write to your local councillors, MPs and MSPs

http://www.writetothem.com

Any profit generated from this gig will be donated to Peacock Visual Arts, as a contribution towards ongoing promotional costs.

Thanks!

imp / vocoustics

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