- 24 Aug 09
Get ready for a whole new kind of weird as avant-gardists THE SUMMER EXPERIMENT prepare to hit the live circuit, touting a unique mix of folk, indie and classical.
If you remember Ruaidhri Mannion’s previous band, Catoan, and in particular recall how they would punctuate their gigs with amped-up renditions of Chopin’s Nocturnes For Violin, the conceptual acrobatics of his new outfit, The Summer Experiment, will come as little surprise. Catoan made a great noise exploiting the tension between their big music/big barn potential, and the esoteric pull of their influences. What’s thrilling about TSE, however, is the reckless way they’ve binned the indie rock Sat Nav entirely.