The past decade has seen the cult of the outsider musician rise to new levels.
Yet Owen Ashworth was there from the start. Under his Casiotone For The Painfully Alone moniker, the Californian artist released countless tracks, singles, albums amassing into a swirling morass of synth-led, confessional songwriting.
Retiring the project in 2010, the songwriter then began using Advance Base as a catch all term for his music. Debut album 'A Shut-In's Prayer' marked something of a breakthrough, with the mainstream music press warming to Ashworth's undeniably affecting (and effective) methodology.
Returning to the UK for a rare tour, Advance Base is set to kick off those British shows with a Reading date on July 6th. Hitting Edinburgh, Glasgow and Brighton, the tour ends with a one off London show at the Lexington on July 12th.
Ahead of this, Clash are able to bring you something special from Ashworth' vault. 'Riot Grrrls' first appeared on the Advance Base studio album, albeit in a radically different form than fans might have been used to.
The original demo recording of 'Riot Grrrls' was in a different key, while the arrangement is almost entirely different. Sparse, Advance Base leaves nothing hidden - just what you'd expect from Owen Ashworth.
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Advance Base is set to play the following shows:
6 Reading Double Dot Festival
7 Bristol Cube Cinema
8 Brighton The Hope
9 Edinburgh Sneaky Pete's
10 Glasgow Nice N Sleazy
11 Manchester Night & Day Café
12 London The Lexington
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