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C Duncan shares new ‘Autumn Rebuild’ version of “For” & European dates & Lucy Rose support dates

September 14, 2015

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C Duncan shares new ‘Autumn Rebuild’ version of “For” & European dates & Lucy Rose support dates

 

Tour dates:

September Dates

12thUK, London, Lewis Cubitt Square (Buy Tickets Here)

October Dates

20thDenmark, Copenhagen, Vega Lounge (Buy Tickets Here)

November Dates

1stUK, Leeds, Leeds University w. Lucy Rose (Buy Tickets Here)

2ndUK, Exeter, Phoenix w. Lucy Rose (Buy Tickets Here)

3rdUK,  Southend, Chinnerys w. Lucy Rose (Buy Tickets Here)

4thUK, Brighton, Otherplace at The Basement (Buy Tickets Here)

5thUK, Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge (Buy Tickets Here)

7thUK, Liverpool, O2 Academy 2 w. Lucy Rose (Buy Tickets Here)

8thUK, Oxford  O2 Academy w. Lucy Rose (Buy Tickets Here)

9thUK, Leicester, Academy 2 w. Lucy Rose (Buy Tickets Here)

10thUK, Northampton, The Roadmender w. Lucy Rose (Buy Tickets Here)

12thUK, Newcastle, Riverside w. Lucy Rose (Buy Tickets Here)

13thUK, Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre w. Lucy Rose (Buy Tickets Here)

14thUK, Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms w. Lucy Rose (Buy Tickets Here)

15thUK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms w. Lucy Rose (Buy Tickets Here)

17thUK, Stoke-on-Trent,The Sugarmill w. Lucy Rose (Buy Tickets Here)

18thUK, London, The Forum w. Lucy Rose (Buy Tickets Here)

19thUK, Sheffield, The Harley (Buy Tickets Here)

20thUK, Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (downstairs) (Buy Tickets Here)

23rdBELGIUM , Brussels, Botanique – Witloofbar (Buy Tickets Here)

24thGERMANY, Hamburg, Nachtasyl (Buy Tickets Here)

25thGERMANY, Berlin, Gruner Salon (Buy Tickets Here)

 

27thNETHERLANDS, Amsterdam, Paradiso (upstairs) (Buy Tickets Here)

28thNETHERLANDS, Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg w. Jonathan Jeremiah (Buy Tickets Here)

29thNETHERLANDS, Rotterdam, Songbird Festival – The Jurriaanse Foyer (Buy Tickets Here)

30thEUROPE, Paris, Le Pop Up Du Label (Buy Tickets Here)

 

December Dates

3rdUK, Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree (Dancefloor Only) (Buy Tickets Here)

4thUK, Edinburgh, Pleasence Theatre (Buy Tickets Here)

5thUK, Glasgow, Art School (Buy Tickets Here) 

“Hauntingly pretty, intricately arranged…Will blow you away with its awed atmosphere and reverential sense of rapture…Exquisite and unearthly.” The Guardian (band of the week)

“The week’s hottest track…Melds swirling minimalism with euphoric massed harmonies.” The Sunday Times

“C Duncan takes the heartstring-tugging abilities of his label mates and wields them in harmony-laden, acoustic fashion” NME

 

“A modern take on the dream-pop formula, mixing lo-fi folk with choral harmonies” The Quietus

Glasgow’s prodigious young talent C Duncan returns following the release of his acclaimed Architect LP with a special limited edition 7”. The new single comprises a brand new re-write of his debut single ‘For’ (featured on Architect) and a French language re-recording of previous single ‘Here to There’, now titled ‘Ici à Là’.

Support for C Duncan has crossed the board of major platforms. Lauren Laverne, Shaun Keaveny, Huw Stephens, Radcliffe and Maconie, Steve Lamacq are firm fans, and The Guardian, NME, The Sunday Times, The Line of Best Fit, The Quietus, DIY Magazine, Stereogum, Les Inrockuptibles (among plenty of others) have all featured Christopher’s music. Previous single ‘Garden’ earned a place on BBC 6Music’s A-list, and with his live band Christopher has performed sessions for Lauren Laverne, Vic Galloway, Ricky Ross, John Kennedy at XFM, Clive Anderson’s Loose Ends and several more. Belle & Sebastian invited Christopher to open at their Somerset House show on the album’s release date.

A graduate of music composition from Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire, this new arrangement of ‘For’ evidences Christopher’s considerable abilities not only as pop songwriter but also as a gifted academic musician. Effortlessly, the track is adapted from a winsome and pretty shanty into an irresistible choral collage of Beach Boys expanse, its rhythms shifted to accent a driving 4/4 and its ended lifted in glorious vocal harmonies. On the b-side, ‘Ici à Là’ unexpectedly takes on a Serge Gainsbourg quality, an entirely different personality from the original track.

Christopher is the son of two classical musicians, but was drawn so persuasively to indie and alternative music and playing in school bands as a teen that he added guitar, bass guitar and drums to his existing repertoire of viola and piano, studying all five instruments at the same time.

Christopher wrote and recorded his album alone in his Glasgow flat on a bedroom studio setup, gradually adding each layer and each instrument one at a time, building up the breadth of the pieces. Though time-consuming, the process allowed for Christopher to lovingly assemble the intricacies and subtleties for this astonishingly intricate and subtle collection of music.

The cover art for the new arrangement of ‘For’, a detailed and stylised aerial view of Glasgow, was created by Christopher himself. A skilled and accomplished artist, his work has been exhibited at galleries around Scotland.

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