22 November 2017, 19:30
Formed in the year 2000, Bristol-based four-piece Get The Blessing boast a truly international fan base, having forged a unique signature sound that defies easy classification, yet never loses sight of thumping tunes, monstrously infectious beats, or joyous collective spontaneity.
Their fifth album, Astronautilus, was composed between the crashing waves and deserted estuary sands of Cornwall, producing an album of pounding rhythms, spacious atmospheres and stronglycrafted melodies - plus, of course, the unpredictability and musical mischievousness that have made the band so exciting and successful. Astronautilus is dedicated to the memory of Ornette Coleman, who passed away in June 2015 and who was pivotal to the band's formation.
After 17 years, Get The Blessing can still lay claim to their original line up: Jake McMurchie sax and electronics; Pete Judge trumpet and electronics; Clive Deamer on drums and Jim Barr on bass. That they can still produce such creative and intelligent music - all balanced with wit and passion - is testament to the free spirit that they embody.
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