Entry Requirements: All Ages
Slug live in Ramsgate – Thu 20th Sept
Rewind to 23rd Oct 2015, Slug’s maiden performance in Ramsgate was hugely remembered and a much loved experience. So we are mightily thrilled to announce their return.
"Combines Led Zep riffing, squelchy funk and a sprinkling of Odelay-era Beck" The Times
SLUG the nom de plume of North East merrymaker Ian Black, returns with new album HiggledyPiggledy out in April 2018 via Memphis Industries.
Whereas previous album RIPE was made in collaboration with Peter and David Brewis of Field Music, this was composed, produced and played entirely by Black enabling him to give free reign to his beguiling brand of Dada-rock.
*"Black ramps up the funk on groove-driven art pop gems" UNCUT * Black taught himself how to produce while making this record, by all accounts a terrifying process that drove Black to the edge of sanity. To function he imagined himself variously as Lindsey Buckingham making Tusk, Eno producing Another Green World and Tod Rundgren laying down A Wizard A True Star. In so doing Black was able to make the experience experimental and spontaneous.
The album was inspired by a combination of The Residents, John Carpenter and the soundtracks of Don and Masahiko plus the Dada art movement which will be self evident to anyone who came to their hilarious and life affirming show last time, replete with ever changing stage wear (snooker players, sailors, 50s jazz combo) and spontaneous crowd participation.
The results whilst punchy and direct remain rich, strange and sometimes unsettling. Tonight will be a fine intro to the wonderfully weird world of SLUG.