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Music, Wed 28 Nov 2018

Beak>

Beak>

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Featuring members of Portishead and Moon Gangs, BEAK> is a trio crafting dense and atmospheric music inspired by dub, Krautrock, and the Beach Boys. The moody sound of albums such as the group's self-titled 2009 debut made BEAK>'s music a perfect fit for soundtrack work, which included 2016's Couple in a Hole soundtrack.

The band began in late 2008, when Portishead producer/multi-instrumentalist Geoff Barrow, bassist Billy Fuller, and keyboardist Matt Williams jammed at Invada Records' Christmas party, then started playing as BEAK> early in 2009. They recorded their debut album in 12 days with a strict set of rules: the trio members recorded all of their parts in the same room, and no overdubbing was allowed. BEAK> arrived in fall 2009 via Ipecac in the U.S. and Invada in the U.K., just before the group made its official live debut at the Ten Years of ATP Festival.

That year, Barrow met and signed the German political journalist turned post-punk singer Anika, with whom BEAK> recorded her 2010 eponymous debut album. He also kept busy with a number of other Invada-related projects, including Quakers, an underground hip-hop collective, and Drokk, a collaboration with composer Ben Salisbury inspired by the long-running comic strip Judge Dredd. Quakers' self-titled album and Drokk: Music Inspired by Mega-City One both arrived in early 2012, shortly before a new BEAK> album, >>, appeared. That year also saw the release of the Mono/Kenn single as well as a split single with DD/MM/YYYY.

The group returned in 2015 with the BEAK> <KAEB EP, a split release with their "alter ego" incarnation that also featured rapper/producer Jonwayne. BEAK>'s score to Belgian director Tom Geens' psychological drama Couple in a Hole, which featured tracks from the band's albums as well as new original material, arrived in May 2016. That year, Williams departed the group and was replaced by Will Young, also of Moon Gangs. In 2017, BEAK> released two singles: June's Sex Music, which featured a remix by Arcade Fire's Win Butler, and that December's Merry Xmas (Face the Future), which benefited the mental health resources The National Elf Service and The Mental Elf. L.A. Playback, a digital collection of B-sides and rarities, arrived in April 2018

Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshments

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Dates Times
Wed 28 Nov 2018 19:30 to 00:00

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Address

33 Queen Road,
Hyde Park,
Leeds,
LS6 1NY

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Directions

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Map reference: SE 283349  Lat: 53.80963 Long: -1.57170

By Car:

From Leeds City Centre: Head out of town towards Headingley/ Universities on Woodhouse Lane. After you pass Leeds University on the left, turn left at the traffic lights onto Clarendon Road (the Library pub is on this junction). Turn right at the next traffic lights (Leeds Business School is opposite) onto Moorland Road. Hyde Park is on your right as you drive along Moorland Road. At the next crossroads, continue straight on (Royal Park Road) and down the hill. Take the left at the Royal Park pub at the bottom of the hill. The Brudenell is on your right, opposite the playground. There is free car parking space at the venue.


By Public Transport:

By rail: Take a train to Burley Park station (one stop from Leeds City Centre). Leave the station and turn left at the top of the steps. Walk to the end of the road - you will see a large Co-Op on your left. Turn right and walk down Cardigan Road for a few minutes. Cross over and turn left onto Royal Park Road when you get to the Grove curry house. Keep walking along Royal Park Road, past the mosque, until you reach a crossroads. The Royal Park pub is on your right. Turn right and walk past the front of the Royal Park pub. Keep going, and you will reach the entrance to the Brudenell car park opposite the playground.

By bus: The 56 stops on Queens Road, opposite the Royal Park pub. Follow directions as above.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments