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King Creosote

8:00pm Doors

Tickets (£17.00): 01642 525 199

We are delighted to welcome King Creosote (otherwise known as Fife’s Kenny Anderson) and his band for a first-ever appearance at the ARC.

Last year’s Astronaut Meets Appleman album followed KC’s breakthrough record From Scotland with Love (2014) and his Mercury-nominated collaboration with Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine (2011), It garnered rave reviews pretty much across the board:

‘King Creosote’s finest hour yet’ – Mojo

‘His wrinkled brogue – warm, pithy, occasionally fluttering to a falsetto – is a thing of understated beauty in itself, framed in folk-shanty arrangements that make telling use of strings and bagpipes’ Uncut

‘Kenny Anderson serves up another gem & lives up to his reputation as one of our great lyricists’ – Sunday Times Culture

‘King Creosote is still finding ways to push himself and is totally justified purely for the creativity of the finished work’ – The Line of Best Fit

On Astronaut Meets Appleman, King Creosote is still upsetting apple-carts and dealing with the fallout, still appraising love and life, the moon, the stars; tide tables, bagpipe scores, zeros and ones; mathematics, ticking clocks and the beat of our hearts.

Many of you will be fans already. For those yet to discover KC, our advice is… buy the record [if you haven’t already], see the show, and get on board with one of the most singular talents to emerge from the Scottish music scene in decades.