Amiina: Fantômas

Date:Mon 19 Nov
Time:Doors 7pm. Show starts 8pm.
Venue:J1 (seated show)
Price:£19 adv

Originally a string quartet formed by four girls at the Reykjavík College of Music in the late 1990s, amiina went on to cut its teeth as Sigur Rós' string section for the next decade. 

This show will see the Icelandic neo-classical group perform the music of their 2016 album, Fantômas , live to a screening of silent film Juve Contre Fantômas (1913).

Melancholic and ethereal, yet full of suspense, pounding rhythms and haunting melodies, amiina’s fans won’t be disappointed. Soundworld full of contrasts, from darkness and utter terror to heavenly melodies. The music thoughtfully composed, reorrucing themes and leid-motives build up a delicate structure where the listener can experience the piece as one entity - and then again different tracks or songs can be enjoyed independently. Violin, cello, drums, percussion, metallophone, table harp, ukulele and electronics are the source material for the sound world of amiina here, with their intelligent and imaginative usage of the different instruments and their varied and endless textures. 

This is a seated show.

“Kurr is a gently rippling stream of enigmatic moods and textures. The individual tracks, though readily identifiable fit together so organically you’d swear it was one long soundtrack.”
BBC Music
“The Lighthouse Project is an incredible escape from your surroundings, and beyond that, it’s the most magically subtle, sweet, and seductive collection of compositions we’ve heard for a long time.”
The Line of Best Fit
“In the way that the Cowboy Junkies' classic album The Trinity Session arrived in the midst of all the pre-grunge noise and clatter at the death of the 1980s, it almost feels as if there's something quietly revolutionary about this gently overwhelming record. Either way, a revelation.”
The Guardian
“The sparsity of sound, decorated with warm chimes and the diverting dalliances of a dreamy saw, take you to the pastoral splendour of a magical faraway place as you listen to these recordings; though you can't actually see the rugged roads, and the choppy waters and the bluey grey sky for yourself, it's not difficult to imagine them if you close your eyes.”
The Quietus
Fantômas is the fourth album of amiina up to date, the earlier being Kurr (2007), Puzzle (2010) and The Light House Project (2013). Singles are Animamina (2004), Seoul (2006), Hilli (2008) and What are we waiting for (2010).

This is a seated show.

Doors and Bar open 7pm. Show starts 8pm.

Doors price £21

Under 14s must be accompanied by by an adult.

All prices shown include booking fees.