Following a successful year touring Love Is Magic, his critically-acclaimed fourth solo album, John Grant has today announced news of a May UK tour performing as a duo with his long-time piano player Chris Pemberton. For these dates Grant will be taking a stripped-back approach, performing classics from across his career on just piano and keys. The tour also marks the ten year anniversary of his celebrated debut solo LP Queen Of Denmark. Ahead of the ten dates in May Grant also has two recently announced London and Brighton shows performing in the same format, both of which have long since sold out.
Having recently announced news of their first ever UK tour (dates here) in October 2019, Creep Show have today shared a video and remix for “Safe and Sound”, the standout closing track from their debut LP, Mr Dynamite, released last year on Bella Union. Creep Show brings together John Grant with the dark analogue electro of Wrangler (Stephen Mallinder / Phil Winter / Benge). Recorded in Cornwall with a lifetime’s collection of drum machines and synthesisers assembled by Benge and explored by every member of Creep Show, Mr Dynamite conveys real sense of freedom in the shackles-off grooves, channelling the early pioneering spirit of the Sugarhill Gang through wires and random electric noise.
Of the “Safe and Sound” video, director Dan Conway says: “’Darling, look up to the sky…’ was my initial inspiration, imagining this fella having to venture off into the unknown, separated from his partner, facing the future, come what may. Why not endure this journey in a spinning disco craft, projecting love and positivity out to the universe. Stephen Mallinder had the idea of actually populating the disco ship with four space men to represent the band… Et voila!”
Of the “Safe and Sound” remix Kincaid says: “The original track had this gated rhythmic feel to it that I immediately was drawn to, so when it came to writing the remix I tried to play on the slightly unsettling feeling that gave and make the remix into something a little more sinister.”