King Creosote & Jon Hopkins July 27th
- King Creosote & Jon Hopkins July 27th
- Fri, July 27, 2012
- 19:00 h
- Vicar Street - Dublin
- King Creosote & Jon Hopkins
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King Creosote & Jon Hopkins
Doors 7pm / show starts 8pm
Tickets on sale Monday April 16th @9am priced €23 (including booking fee) from www.ticketmaster.ie & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. 0818 719 300 - Republic of Ireland customers 0844 277 4455 - Northern Ireland customers 00353 1 456 9569 - International customers
“… fragile and lovely, adjectives that apply to the whole gig: an album on which everything just clicks, deservingly getting a night on which the same thing happens.” The Guardian *****
“The effect is evocative if nothing less than a 21st-century Caledonian Spirit Of Eden.” Q Magazine **** 43rd Best Album 2011
“ancient and modern, complex yet blissfully sparse, and very, very beautiful.” Evening Standard *****
“Extraordinary album? Definitely.” Sunday Times ***** CD of the Week
”The very subtlety of Jon Hopkins' production may be why it sounds so unique. **** Mojo - 14th Best Album 2011
“Kenny Anderson and Hopkins took seven unhurried years to select songs from Anderson's prodigious back catalogue and pair them with instrumentation and the care they've taken shines through. Every track is a gem, sounding timeworn in the very best way.” The Guardian - 13th Best Album 2011
Diamond Mine – Special Edition released 13th April 2012 on Double Six
Third Swan b/w Starboard Home, single released April 20th
Diamond Mine, the critically acclaimed debut collaborative album from King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, is getting the deluxe version treatment on 13th April 2012. The original, Mercury Music Prize-nominated album is augmented with extra material including all three tracks from the Honest Words EP, B-side Missionary and two brand new songs, Third Swan and Starboard Home.
Diamond Mine – Special Edition will be available on CD (DS038CDX) from 13th April.
The two new tracks, Third Swan (which features backing vocals from KT Tunstall) and Starboard Home, will be available as a digital (DS060D) and 7” (DS060) single on 20th of April.
Released a year ago to outstanding reviews, Diamond Mine has since become a much cherished album for an ever growing number of listeners. Featuring instrumental moments as affecting as the lyrical, the record consists of newly interpreted obscure delights picked out from 20 years of King Creosote’s treasure chest of a back catalogue. Intended to be heard as a single experience, Diamond Mine produces a near classical suite of emotion ranging from cracked despair to patched-up euphoria.
Here are some words from Kenny on the two new tracks:
Third Swan: ‘The much revisited inspirational well of ructions, relationships and regrettable behaviour has very recently been replenished with a leaky bucket of political angst, due in no small part to James Robertson's fine novel "and the land lay still". "Third swan" is also a comment on how euphoria and despair sit side by side, with a few St. Andrews place names thrown in for good measure. To exist as the ugly duckling between two paragons of swan-like virtue is, no doubt, the metaphor that ties all of this together. In short, there was a lot swirling around my head in the dark weeks leading up to the end of 2011, and it had to end up on this, the penultimate page, of the Diamond Mine travelogue.’
Starboard Home: ‘As the good ship "Diamond Mine" ties up alongside our wave battered pier, the buffeting by wind and waves on our emotional voyage is replaced by the mournful cries of marsh birds and the welcoming voices of our loved ones, the ocean swell swapped for the comforting sight of the harbour lights.’