The Outer Church Goes Coastal

goingcoastalLOCATIONS: Southend-On-Sea, Ramsgate, Brighton

WORDS: Gareth E. Rees

I’m honoured to have been invited to read aloud some new pieces on the forthcoming Outer Church tour.

The three night run includes gigs in Ramsgate, Southern-On-Sea and Brighton. Appropriately the tour is called ‘Coastal’. Expect spooky sonics, spectral lyrics, weird psychogeographics and landscape themes. 

The gigs will star Aberystwyth based duo The Lowland Hundred, whose latest album is featured in this Unofficial Britain post. Also electronic folk artist Kemper Norton and Brighton folk duo Lutine (reviewed here).

Here are the dates and links:

Ramsgate – Ramsgate Music Hall – Friday 12th September 2014 – Tickets via wegottickets.com

Southend-on-Sea – Railway Hotel – Saturday 13th September 2014 – Tickets via wegottickets.com

Brighton – Green Door Store – Sunday 14th September 2014 – Tickets via wegottickets.com

As a taster, here’s Part One of The Lowland Hundred’s latest album:

…Kemper Norton’s track ‘Her’.

 

…and Lutine’s new single and video:

As for me, I’ve prepared some Unofficial Britain pieces about Valhalla on the Rye Coast, estuaries of the human body, the Sussex coastline as a deathscape and an ode to the sea that includes the word ‘sea’ repeated an awful lot.

He's 128ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gareth E. Rees is author of Marshland: Dreams & Nightmares on the Edge of London. His work appears in Mount London: Ascents In the Vertical CityAcquired for Development By: A Hackney Anthology, and the album A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes.

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