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.