ARTISTS — #CC14 — FRI 20 & SAT 21 JUNE 2014

Gentle Friendly are the London-based duo of David Maurice and Richard Manber, whose penchant for circular melodies, tidal fuzz and rapid junked rhythms is delivered via an austere instrumental setup of vocals, Casio MT-40 keyboard and drums (sometimes electronic), alongside an array of tapes and electronics. Since forming in 2008, they have released a steady sequence of singular and acclaimed recordings, forging a sound that – whilst informed by a rich tapestry of influences and a particular brand of ‘Future Englishness’ – is instantly recognizable as their own. Following their recent signing to FatCat, the challengingly-titled ‘KAUA’I O’O A’A’ sees Gentle Friendly step up a level with a fantastic new album, and their first release in over two years. Punchy, restlessly energetic and densely-detailed, it is a cracking, insistent little record and sounds like little else being made right now.