We’re thrilled to announce a very special evening at this year’s Fat Out Fest in Manchester on September 22, featuring performances from Rival Consoles, Hatis Noit, Penguin Cafe and Douglas Dare – performing reworks of their songs with an ensemble from the BBC Philharmonic. The show is hosted by presenter Elizabeth Alker and will be recorded for BBC Radio 3’s Unclassified.
Emma Thompson, Founding Director, says, “This year's festival feels very special; it’s a beautiful collaboration programmed alongside some of my favourite creatives. Get ready for an incredible array of noise makers arriving in Salford for our celebration of the underground.”
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Today, Penguin Cafe announce their fifth studio album, Rain Before Seven… due for release on July 7. They also share the video and single In Re Budd. A sense of optimism infuses Rain Before Seven… not the braggadocious, overconfident kind, but more a blithe, self-effacing optimism in keeping with the national character. Even when all signs point to the contrary, it operates within the certainty that things are going to be alright. Probably.
We are enthralled to share the 10th Anniversary Special Edition of Lubomyr Melnyk’s first album for Erased Tapes, Corollaries. Recorded 2012 in Berlin with Peter Broderick at the producer’s helm, and released in April 2013, it brought Melnyk’s lifelong dedication to the piano to new audiences.