C Duncan to return to the Bodega in early 2017

Delving into more expansive and experimental territories, Glasgow’s prodigious talent C Duncan released his second album ’The Midnight Sun’ on 7th October to critical acclaim. Blending electronic elements and sweeping synth sounds with his signature layered vocals and dreamy instrumentation, the follow up to his Mercury Prize nominated debut ‘Architect’ won huge praise from the likes of The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Mojo, Uncut and The Quietus.

’The Midnight Sun’ was recorded and produced entirely by C Duncan in his Glasgow flat, using his bedroom studio set-up, gradually adding each layer and each instrument one at a time. Though time-consuming, the process allowed him to lovingly assemble an intricate and subtle debut album that went on to receive incredible recognition. The singer and multi-instrumentalist cites the American sci-fi thriller television show The Twilight Zone, created by Rod Serling, as the conceptual starting point. “I knew I wanted the album to have more of a theme/thread throughout it which ‘Architect’ didn’t have. I have always had a bit of an obsession with The Twilight Zone (the original 1960s series) – the strange stories, the often brooding atmosphere, and the stylised aesthetic. No matter how different the stories in each episode are there’s a strong atmosphere and look to each episode which ties the all the episodes together. Although the songs themselves, I wanted to capture the atmosphere and create something that is almost an anthology series styled album, in which all the tracks tie together stylistically without being one big conceptual record.”

With a brand new and bigger live show in tow, C Duncan has blossomed into a fully accomplished live artist. Having fast-tracked from playing basement venues alone to selling out 900 cap venues within a year, his live show has come along hugely. Now joined by a four-piece band, they provide the perfect backdrop for his hushed vocals and help execute the plentiful harmonies with mesmerising precision. Catch him live at any of the below UK dates.

Headline Dates 2017: 

Monday 23rd January – Inverness, Eden Court Theatre

Tuesday 24th January – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s

Thursday 26th January – Glasgow, Saint Luke’s (Celtic Connections)

Friday 27th January – Newcastle, The Cluny

Saturday 28th January – Liverpool, 02 Academy 2

Sunday 29th January – Oxford, The Bullingdon

Tuesday 31st January – Brighton, Komedia

Wednesday 1st February – Bristol, Thekla

Thursday 2nd February – Norwich, Norwich Arts Club

Friday 3rd February – Leeds, The Wardrobe

Saturday 4th February – Nottingham, Bodega Social Club

Elbow Support Shows:

Wednesday 1st March – 02 Academy Birmingham Thursday 2nd March – 02 Academy Birmingham Saturday 4th – London Eventim Apollo Sunday 5th March – London Eventim Apollo Monday 6th March – London Eventim Apollo Wednesday 8th March – Bournemouth, BIC Thursday 9th March – Plymouth Pavilions Friday 10th March – Newport Centre Sunday 12th March – Edinburgh, Usher Hall Monday 13th March – Edinburgh, Usher Hall Tuesday 14th March – Bridlington Spa Wednesday 15th March – Doncaster, Dome Thursday 16th March – Leicester, De Montfort Hall Saturday 18th March – 02 Manchester Apollo Sunday 19th March – 02 Manchester Apollo Monday 20th March – 02 Manchester Apollo Tuesday 21st March – 02 Manchester Apollo



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