Xiu Xiu show added on the 21st May with James Blackshaw

Friday 25th April, 2014

Xiu Xiu presents 'The Reds of Their Eyes'

Tickets on sale now HERE.

Taking place on Wednesday May 21st (preceding the show featuring scabrous London post-punkers Blood Music on May 22nd, for which some tickets are still available HERE, Jamie Stewart's special guest for the opening night is James Blackshaw, who brings an intensity of a very different kind in the form of hypnotic, ululating waves of drone/classical influenced guitar composition - a singular style honed across several albums for Tompkins Square (who release "Fantômas : Le Faux Magistrat", James's soundtrack to the French silent film of the same name, in July) and Important, as well as several tours with Swans.

"The first time I heard James Blackshaw it was by accident. As a teenager I had the practice of buying records based on the cover art alone. Taking this up again on a lark, I bought Glass Bead Game. Not knowing what I was getting into, my heart exploded. The music was totally pure, totally beautiful, radically expanding long form pieces and touching me in a way I had not been in years. I have, with furious intent, bought every other record since and am insanely excited to be able to play together." - Jamie Stewart 

Xiu Xiu

Tickets on sale HERE.

SUPPORT ACT: James Blackshaw
VENUE: Birthdays
DATE: 21st May 2014
VENUE ADDRESS: 33-35 Stoke Newington Road
VENUE TELEPHONE: +44 207 923 1680
AGE RESTRICTIONS: Strictly Over 18s (Photographic ID required to gain entry)
DOORS: 8.00pm - 11.00pm