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dave clarkson
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Edited Sep 18, 2017, 01:00
Scissorgun upcoming gigs
Sep 18, 2017, 00:55
Hi All

For anyone who may be keen to see us live, we are playing two upcoming shows to promote the new Assault 2 album.

Thursday Sep 28th - Texture, Manchester - with Thought Universe, Leonie Higgins plus more.
This is a matinee show and our set is scheduled at 7.30pm - details here....

Friday Nov 10th - Lexington, London - with Wolfgang Flur.

The album is available through LTM (which also includes a copy of the first aural assault release) here....

...or the album only (10 inch vinyl and CD package together) through my bandcamp page here....

Downloads are available through Spotify, Deezer and Amazon.

Reviews coming in are looking favourable. These might help describe the album more for anyone interested in it...

"Scissorgun create Northern electronic shanties and sound collages that feel like snapshots of a city at night, moving from drunken chaos to minicab grime reveries to a new dawn electronic beauty" (Mojo, 10/2017)

"The combined efforts of Alan Hempsall and David Clarkson, the Scissorgun project is less about 'songs', more about moods and feelings. Happily they manage to provide something to get one's teeth into and on occasion it can be weirdly catchy. There's faint echoes of, say Brian Eno and David Byrne's My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts, but whilst Assault Two borders on 'difficult music', on occasion Scissorgun feel the need to drop into the oddest sort of catchy and addictive figure into their spontaneous sounds. Which makes me very happy. The 10" vinyl, which bought back memories for me of the Klark Kent album and Killing Joke's Ha!, has five of the tracks, but it comes complete with a CD which gives you all seven and adds up to an attractive package" (Louder Than War, 09/2017).

"Assault Two sees Alan Hempsall teaming up with synthesist David Clarkson for an album of beats, audio collage, fractured ambience and spoken word. The industrial pounding of Sahara Dreams and Caballero are beefy affairs, puncturing the album's attractive spell of narcotic delirium" (Electronic Sound, 09/2017)

One of the album tracks is streamed at the end of Steve Barker's radio show from Saturday here...

Hope to see you at the gigs and meet up.


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