Presenting the first in a special week-long series of curated events and shows in London, titled Illuminations. Taking place across a variety of venues around the city in November, this sees the first announced event featuring Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and special guests at East London's historic York Hall venue on Friday 9th November. Tickets are on-sale Friday 13th July at 9am.
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ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI
‘Before Today’ was the band’s 4AD debut, offering the first sign that the intriguingly scatalogical music Ariel had been making for over a decade was finally ossifying into a coherent form. Indeed, the lead song from ‘Before Today’ - the inimitable ‘Round and Round’ - was awarded Pitchfork’s track of the year for 2010, and further plaudits were heaped upon the long player as it cropped up in near-all end-of-year polls. For many it seemed that Ariel had finally reached the wider audience his early recordings had hinted was possible. And with Mature Themes, Haunted Graffiti have forged a record that raises the bar once again.
Installing themselves in a studio space in downtown-LA, Haunted Graffiti began a lengthy process of writing and recording. Mature Themes is a self produced affair, with former member Cole MGN drafted in to provide some drum programming and additional mixing duties. Far removed from Ariel’s early bedroom recordings, Mature Themes is a product of a more collaborative process, with the often-overlooked virtuoso musicianship of the band bought to the fore. "There are definitely not any links to my lo-fi origins”, Ariel recently told Spin magazine. “It's so diverse but so different from anything I've done before. In a sense, it’s really the record I wanted to make back when I made Before Today, but couldn't. We had time to let our hair down and try new things."
Blood Diamonds is Michael Diamond, a Kansas-born Los Angeles-based pop artist best known for his luxurious musical dreamscapes and infectious, sun dipped production. Blending his study of both music and video game design, he has developed a unique sound of lush audio synthetics.
Having released on both Transparent and The Pop Manifesto, Blood Diamonds' current 12” 'Phone Sex' - out now on 4AD - features his close friend Grimes. The K-Pop influenced track has seen huge support both online and on the airwaves, picking up plays on BBC Radio 1 and 6Music. Diamond joined Grimes for the recent Full Flex Express cross-country train tour of Canada this Summer, alongside Diplo and Skrillex, and he's ready to hit the road again with his upcoming UK and European tour in November.
Tickets for this show are priced at £16 and go on sale at 9am on Friday 13th July from the following links: Alt-Tickets / SeeTickets