PADDY STEER @ THE OLD HAIRDRESSERS 25/11/2017
Rail Cables first BAHNHOF night with live sets from Mancunian maniac PADDY STEER, 2-piece experimental act ZORYA doing a train inspired set....and 2 piece guitar and drums duo Cassie.... Going to be a very special night.
Paddy is a Zelig-like character along the timeline of
Manchesters musical activity. Its a testament to his musicality
that he has played with such a wide range of music and artists
over the years, be it as a bass player, drummer, Hawaiian
guitarist etc. or all these roles at the same time.
His own Homelife project released six albums in recent years,
Homelife's sound was intricate but with a warm sense of
wonder, a balance of songs and instrumentals. Many musicians
contributed to the Homelife project, brewed slowly by Paddy in
his attic before being taken out as a small orchestra for some
very unique concerts.
Never one to blow his own trumpet, Paddy quietly gets on with
developing his craft. There is something of the fairy-tale cobbler
working late into the night in order to make the finest shoes in
the kingdom, or maybe the musical elves strike up while he's in
Recorded , Its a sometime cartoon-like music dense with
events, new textures and the colours of childrens
paintings,sounds like a Swiss cuckoo clock made of egg boxes
and horsehair, glued together by an African Moog player in a
Vietnamese iron monger's shop.
In rejection of the notion of 'immaculate reproduction', live
performances err more daringly and admirably on the frontier
of chaotic abstraction, expression and focussed blunder, dice
rolling down the hill in case of duende, as from behind his
stacked array of instruments, the anarchically intrepid punk
gargles through a vocoder with his xylophone, all a-clatter
under disco lights and doilies.
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