In just over a week’s time we’ll be having our final Clash Magazine issue launch in Manchester for 2012. We’ll be back next year but in the meantime we’re going out with a bang, or a distorted electronic blast. For just £6 at The Soup Kitchen you can see Bristol’s live dance band The Other Tribe as well as getting the new DOUBLE SIZED end of year edition of Clash, plus catching one of the first performances ever by Mancunian Electronic producer Leopard Of Honour.
The LoH alias comes from a track by Canadian artist Destroyer. The man behind the name, David Roocroft, began by remixing other notable musicians – How To Dress Well, Toro Y Moi – before going on to craft his own electronic textures. In 2011 introductory single ‘Palais Royal-Blue/Good Wives was released on Transparent Records, gaining attention from the music press straight away. This was then followed by debut EP ‘Gas Giants’, an equally unpredictable and infectious release furthering a nascent repertoire of distinctive tunes.
From the EP is today’s track ‘Non Fiction’. It’s an infectious beat pulling together aspects of experimental R&B rhythms with hazy vocals and an ear for pop structure. Already The Guardian have heralded him as being the UK’s answer to Ernest Greene, and 2013 looks set to be even more promising.
The Leopard Of Honour live show has very much been an underground phenomenon recently, something that’s been worked on for a long time. This will be only the second time fans have been able to catch a glimpse of the relatively enigmatic man bringing his electronic experiments to life. Don’t miss out!
Words by Simon Butcher