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ERIC CHENAUX + jude mccreath

28 June 2024

-  7:30 pm

ERIC CHENAUX + jude mccreath

By Upset The Rhythm

Upset The Rhythm presents…

jude mccreath
Friday 28 June
St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, King’s Cross, NW1 1UL
7.30pm | £12 | Tickets:

ERIC CHENAUX is a Canadian guitarist, songwriter, singer and sound sculptor. He has released seven solo albums of experimental song on the Montréal-based imprint Constellation, charting an adventurous and uncompromising path through avant-folk, out-jazz and pop composition, increasingly rooted in a unique and elemental juxtaposition of fried, frazzled, semi-improvised guitar and smooth, clear tenor balladry. He has been called “a musician like no other” by Tiny Mix Tapes; his solo albums praised by The Quietus as “stunningly beautiful, genuinely inimitable, whose reputation will only grow with time.” Gracing the cover of The Wire magazine in 2017, the feature article declared: “Chenaux succeeds in generating an astonishing array of timbres. A singer and songwriter possessed of angelic sweetness and clarity accompanying himself with largely improvised, visceral guitar textures that seem intent on undermining and obscuring his own songs. It’s the need to communicate tussling with the urge to obfuscate; lucidity versus opacity; form against chaos.” 
Chenaux’s first album as a singer-songwriter was ‘Dull Lights’, released on Constellation in 2006, and an acclaimed, highly original solo discography has unfolded since then: ‘Sloppy Ground’ (2008); ‘Warm Weather With Ryan Driver’ (2010); ‘Guitar & Voice’ (2012); ‘Skullsplitter’ (2015); ‘Slowly Paradise’ (2018) and ‘Say Laura’ (2022). He has featured on a range of collaborative records issued by other labels through this same span, including Okraïna, Avatar, Grapefruit and Three:four. He has performed and recorded with countless artists, including Ryan Driver, Sandro Perri, Pauline Oliveros, Michael Snow, Han Bennink, Josephine Fosterand many more. Chenaux’s forthcoming album ‘Delights Of My Life’ features Eric with a thee-piece band and will be released in May on Constellation. This new record conveys warm familiarity, shot through with the exuberantly experimental subversion and playful, even mischievous, iconoclasm that continues to mark Chenaux as defiantly, virtuosically, and genially one-of-kind.

jude mccreath is a alt-folk singer-songwriter born in Hertfordshire and currently residing in London. A former member of the popular indie-rock group second thoughts, his musical influences include Elliot Smith, Nick Drake, Plas Teg and Eric’s Trip. Recent recordings were made with Yuri Shibuichi from Honeyglaze producing. Jude sometimes performs live with cello and drum accompaniment.

St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, King's Cross, London, NW1 1UL