Mon 1 January 0001 - Mon 24 April 2023
Lichen Slow’s Joel Harries and Malcolm Middleton both approached their album, Rest Lurk, from different places, but found themselves steering toward themes of mental health struggles and grappling with the different selves we morph into throughout the years. The album pieces together a patchwork that amplifies the raw talents of two musicians who don’t write songs because they have to, but simply because they need to. The track Rest Lurks, eponymous of the album name, is a record that proves the magic in being creative for the hell of it. Shedding any assumptions we have for ourselves and others, Lichen Slow is a band that urges us to soak in the small moments, and if it helps, to poke fun at the things that frustrate us the most.
About Lichen Slow:
Middleton is primarily known for his work in Scottish indie rock band Arab Strap, who are hailed for their unconventional, intricate instrumentation and candid ruminations on the tragi-comedy of navigating today’s world. The multi-instrumentalist’s solo records dug deeper into Middleton’s ability to blend humour and poignancy, alongside anthemic, acoustic-driven indie bangers. Meanwhile, Harries’ discography spans gorgeous, stripped-back solo records, the gentle-electronica of duo Team Leader and instrumental-noise band 72%.
£14/ £18 on the door.