JOE GIDEON (with JIM SCLAVUNOS from the Bad Seeds/Grinderman)
EXETER CAVERN TUES 12 FEB
“Pithy, powerful, lyrically erudite and observational, post-financial crisis English blues.” (Mike Barnes – Wire)
Joe Gideon first came to attention when his band, Bikini Atoll, signed to Bella Union in 2003. The first album, Moratoria, was critically well received, with the lead track ‘Desolation Highway’ (described by The Independent as “…an awesome, soul-searching slice of sprawling Americana”) featured in the film My Little Eye. Their second album Liar’s Exit, recorded with Steve Albini and released through Bella Union in 2005, received glowing reviews from the likes of NME and Q magazine.
Having made friends with Bad Seed Jim Sclavunos on tour, Joe invited Jim to contribute drums to his debut solo LP, Versa Vice. Released in 2016 also on Bronzerat, this under-the-radar release nonetheless elicited raves from blogs & online press, including Joyzine (“A dark but rewarding trip into the shadowy corners of the human mind”) and Penny Black Music (“A master class in minimalism”).
And now, Joe has teamed up with the Clouds Hill Label and, along with Jim Sclavunos and band mate Gris-De-Lin, have just completed recording and mixing their next project set for release early in 2020. The listener can look forward to Joe’s ruminations on, amongst other things, time travel, primordial bliss, reptile people and, of course, expandable mandibles… Coming soon on Clouds Hill !!