Entry Requirements: All Ages
We are THRILLED to bring the wonderful Xiu Xiu to Ramsgate this March!
Percussive melodies and brass instrumentation in check, Xiu Xiu have a world of experience in providing raucous atmospherics live. Having been kicking about for more years than fingers to count, you can trust their live performance to show you experimental rock at its very best.
"For all the coldness and brutality... there are moments of beauty, validation and comfort, showing that these things can co-exist simultaneously" - Drowned in Sound
Xiu Xiu is the conduit for the uncompromising and unnervingly personal musical works of Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist Jamie Stewart, plus a roll call of collaborators both in studio and onstage. Streaming forth a ceaseless torrent of releases, side projects, art offerings and extensive international touring since 2002, Xiu Xiu's music has veered from damaged avant-pop to artfully orchestrated rock, squalls of black-hearted noise and most bases around and between, ever served with a bruising honesty and intensity that has ripped out the hearts of a legion of obsessive listeners.
Latest Xiu Xiu album 'Girl with Basket of Fruit' (out Feb 2019) is a rowdier, yet more stylistically splenetic offering than 2017's 'Forget', and is a record imbued with the agitation, tension, sorrow and anger that has permeated the daily lives of so many over the last few years. There’s the usual eye-catching list of collaborators, this time including Eugene Robinson (Oxbow), Devin Hoff, and Haitian percussionists Emmanuel Obi and Ayo Okafor.
"Profound, innovative, and absolutely vital" - Pitchfork
"Nobody else sounds like Xiu Xiu" - Allmusic