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Braids began teasing their new album last fall with the release of "Eclipse (Ashley)," a song dedicated to Standell-Preston's best friend that sinks deep into a feeling of reverie for nature, the love found in friendship, and the vital essence of personal reflection. It was praised by Pitchfork, Stereogum, Paste, and The New York Times who stated "Raphaelle Standell-Preston sings with openhearted earnestness."
A luscious and expansive release, Shadow Offering leads us through a sonic tapestry of narrative. With heartbreaking honesty and precision, listeners traverse a nuanced and complicated world: one full of beautiful contradiction. Although the album directs itself at the failures of people to love and be loved, it also seeks to restore justice and attain blissful union. Its arc crests through the dark towards the light and learns how to dance with the dizzying rhythms of the heart. The songs bubble, sustain, dissolve, expand, and retract.
Wed 27 Oct
This event has been rescheduled from 2020. Tickets purchased for the original date are still valid.
With heart-wrenching song writing and luscious harmonies combined with the natural storytelling of folk, the rhythms of Americana and catchy pop hooks, Madison Violet have been captivating audiences and critics alike for two decades.
Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac met in Toronto in 1999, only to discover that their fathers sat next to each other in high school nearly 2000km away in Cape Breton. That longstanding, deep-rooted history is what ties the duo’s harmonies so tight, and lies at the core of their unparalleled musical connection and enthralling live show.
With nine albums to their credit – most recently 2019’s acclaimed Everything’s Shifting, inspired by love, loss and regret – the multi-instrumental duo has achieved an impressive list of accolades in their twenty years, including a Juno nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Vocal Group Album, a Critic’s Choice Award from Country Music People’s Magazine, and the John Lennon Song writing Grand Prize.
Madison Violet’s songs have featured in inﬂuential music magazine MOJO ’s Top 10 playlist, as well as CBC Radio 2’s Top 20, and received a mass of international acclaim from outlets such as the BBC , Maverick Magazine, NPR and Germany’s WDR , where the duo feature on the station’s list of ‘Best Bands of All Time’. In a brief sojourn from their signature roots-based sound, their 2014 single These Ships was remixed and released on one of the largest US dance labels, Ultra Records, garnering over 1.2 million plays on Spotify (for that track alone), and counting.
Thu 6 May
£16 £1 booking fee (£14)
Punk group from California, primarily consisting of twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears.
Sat 20 Mar
Whyte Horses is the psych-pop project from Finders Keepers founder Dom Thomas, with help from his eclectic group of friends.
Tue 20 Apr
CCA is a direct descendant of the Third Eye Centre, Glasgow's avant-garde headquarters in the 70s and 80s. CCA commissions and presents new work by Scottish artists, as well as showing work by major international figures. A broad attitude to programming means that you'll also find dance performances, concerts, kids' acting workshops and a general emphasis on openness and inclusivity. Saramago café bar offers beers, wines, snacks and light meals.
Note: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, CCA is closed to the public from Wed 18 March–at least Sun 18 April.
Reviews & features
New venues announced for CCA Glasgow shows hit by building closure1 Aug 2018
Some good news as art events affected by Glasgow School of Art fire find new homes
While the domino effect on residents and businesses following the fire at Glasgow School of Art and O2 ABC is still being felt by many in the local community, the Centre of Contemporary Art has revealed a raft of alternative venues for events it was…
Student Guide 2016: best cinemas in Edinburgh and Glasgow23 Sep 2016
Where to catch the latest hit films, intriguing documentaries and forgotten classics
Lovers of indie flicks, cult classics and documentaries, rejoice: both Edinburgh and Glasgow boast a great selection of independent cinemas, many of which offer too-good-to-resist student discounts. In the capital, the Filmhouse is a haven for…
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