Julie Doiron – 30 Sep 09

Damnably Presents...
Julie Doiron
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
8:00pm - with support from Construction & Destruction, Lazarus Clamp, Former Utopia - 18+
311 Kilburn High Road,
London, UK NW6 7JR
Other Info
Julie Doiron started playing guitar and bass in seminal art grunge act Eric's Trip at age eighteen in 1990, then, shortly before the band's break-up in 1996, she released a solo album under the name Broken Girl. Now, nine solo albums later, Julie has proved herself to be one of Canada’s most impressive recording artists, blessed with an iconic voice, guitar and songwriting style all her own. She has also collaborated with The Tragically Hip, Wooden Stars, Herman Düne, Okkervil River, and Phil Elverum AKA Mount Eerie, but to be honest she is much much more interesting and better than all these put together.

Julie Dorion is also pure DIY and started her own label 'Sappy Records' back in 1990 and then her very own annual Sappy Festival in 2006.

Her new album I Can Wonder What You Did with Your Day (Jagjaguwar) has garnered radio play on both BBC R2 and 6music and is one of the albums of the year so far.

Julie will be playing as a 2 piece with Dick Morello on drums-possibly swopping around for a few of the songs they also play together as Calm Down It's Monday

"Doiron, once of Eric's Trip, has produced an album of boundless optimism for the post-Bush age" Uncut

"she enunciates with a child's relish, tonguing vowels as though they're glazed in jam. her voice apple blossom rich, the melody capacious" Plan B

"Yet it's a blissful record from a contented soul." Subba-Cultcha

With support from:

Construction & Destruction

Partners Colleen Collins and David Trenaman, live in, work out of an old house by the sea in the rural wilds of Port Greville, Nova Scotia, Canada, where they record most of their work in a studio they call, affectionately, The Quarantine. Here, spurred by the creative breeding ground they inhabit at the feet of the ancient Cobequid Mountains and the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean's highest tides, the ragged and open northern geography elicits musical explorations of inner geographies. Construction & Destruction are equally at home tearing it up as erecting it slowly. DIY purests, they write, record, produce, and disseminate their material themselves with their third album, video et taceo, due for release in September 2009.

Lazarus Clamp
Formed back in 1993, this UK alt. folk/post-punk institution have played with Giant Sand, Chris Brokaw, The New Year, Laura Cantrell, Richard Buckner, David Grubbs, Herman Dune, and at SXSW in 2001. Lazarus Clamp are magically inventive, and capable of producing muscular post-punk as heavy as Silkworm or Shellac, intricately textured post-rockers, and deceptively purty pop songs in the tradition of the Go-Betweens or Palace. The band will be touring their fifth album: 'Against Entitlement'.

Former Utopia
Radio 6/Resonance FM featured East London born, X-Lazarus Clamp bassist is a genre defying intelligent edgy song smith that producing the kind of mortally sad, black humoured alt. folk that reminiscent of Lambchop, Mountain Goats and on occasion Shellac. He has gigged with Chris Brokaw, The Thalia Zedek band, Swell, Mick Turner (Dirty Three) P.W Long, David Grubbs and backed Damo Suzuki.

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