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Music Tuesday 1 September

Hear Mark Lanegan Band

Singer and songwriter Mark Lanegan comes to den Atelier.

Hear Mark Lanegan Band

Something of an unsung hero of American music over the last 25 years or so, Mark Lanegan (photo by Anna Hrmjak) has gone from grunge frontman to assured solo artist who is sought out for collaborations by a wide range of musicians.

His voice has been described by Pitchfork as being “As scratchy as a three-day beard yet as supple and pliable as moccasin leather.” It serves well when collaborating with Belle & Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell (with whom he has made three excellent albums) and also on his nine solo albums.

Those solo efforts have veered wildly in styles and quality, ranging from the blues and roots of his early work to 2004’s meatier “Bubblegum”, which channelled his hard rock past. He has also made a couple of albums of cover songs, including 2013’s successful “Imitations”, which features a gorgeous version of John Cale’s ‘Im Not The Loving Kind’.

Latest recording as the Mark Lanegan Band, last year’s “Phantom Radio”, might be termed experimental, featuring “mini symphonies, condensed down into pocket-sized work,” says Pitchfork. But Lanegan’s music can be mesmerizing and a recent review of a live show in London said that his “assured performance…draws together threads from different eras seamlessly.”

Support comes from Brussels based singer-songwriter Lyenn.

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