The Handsome Family

Sat May 2 2020

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

St Luke's Church

Queens Park Road Brighton BN2 9ZB

£27.50

All Ages

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The Handsome Family have written some of the most haunting and beautiful songs in American music. During a 30-year career, Brett and Rennie Sparks have created songs that transform the mundane landscape of modern life into a place of mysterious portent.

Initially influenced by early country, post-punk and DIY indie rock, there is a compelling seam of darkness in their music which underpins the couple's lightness and laughter during their live shows. Their songs take place in parking lots and big box stores, under overpasses and in airports. They sing about Custer’s last stand and automatic lawn sprinklers in the same song and Rennie’s lyrics often focus on the myriad creatures that live at the edges of the man-made world: the sparrows, rats, cockroaches and crows that share our cities.

Many great songwriters have covered their work, among them Jeff Tweedy, Jason Lytle, and Andrew Bird as well Christy Moore. David Bowie wrote the words, “The Handsome Family” in a notebook right before his death. Who knows what could have been?

“Far From Any Road,” which became a global hit after it was used as the theme to season one of True Detective has garnered The Handsome family a whole new audience, including Bruce Springsteen and Guns ’N Roses who have used “Far From Any Road” as walk-in music.

In 2020 Loose Music will release their first two records, Odessa (1995) Milk & Scissors (1996), on vinyl LP. This will be the first time these records have been released in Europe.

For Handsome Family fans these records are a must. Odessa reveals the early style of the band and Milk & Scissors illustrates how their songwriting transformed after Rennie began writing lyrics. On their spring 2020 tour they plan to play selected gems from these new/old records.

'You can set your watch by their reliably weird charm' - The Skinny

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The Handsome Family

Sat May 2 2020 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

St Luke's Church Brighton
The Handsome Family

£27.50 All Ages

The Handsome Family have written some of the most haunting and beautiful songs in American music. During a 30-year career, Brett and Rennie Sparks have created songs that transform the mundane landscape of modern life into a place of mysterious portent.

Initially influenced by early country, post-punk and DIY indie rock, there is a compelling seam of darkness in their music which underpins the couple's lightness and laughter during their live shows. Their songs take place in parking lots and big box stores, under overpasses and in airports. They sing about Custer’s last stand and automatic lawn sprinklers in the same song and Rennie’s lyrics often focus on the myriad creatures that live at the edges of the man-made world: the sparrows, rats, cockroaches and crows that share our cities.

Many great songwriters have covered their work, among them Jeff Tweedy, Jason Lytle, and Andrew Bird as well Christy Moore. David Bowie wrote the words, “The Handsome Family” in a notebook right before his death. Who knows what could have been?

“Far From Any Road,” which became a global hit after it was used as the theme to season one of True Detective has garnered The Handsome family a whole new audience, including Bruce Springsteen and Guns ’N Roses who have used “Far From Any Road” as walk-in music.

In 2020 Loose Music will release their first two records, Odessa (1995) Milk & Scissors (1996), on vinyl LP. This will be the first time these records have been released in Europe.

For Handsome Family fans these records are a must. Odessa reveals the early style of the band and Milk & Scissors illustrates how their songwriting transformed after Rennie began writing lyrics. On their spring 2020 tour they plan to play selected gems from these new/old records.

'You can set your watch by their reliably weird charm' - The Skinny
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