MARTIN CREED - All The Bells/Olympics - London Gig Aug 1st - Debut Album
- GIG: DALSTON VICTORIA - AUG 1ST
- NEW ALBUM: 'LOVE TO YOU' Out Now
Drowned In Sound 'similar, playful, exciting' / Uncut 8/10 '..evokes a golden age of art-school crossover' / The Guardian 'ramshackle pop teetering on the edge of chaos
Turner Prize winner Martin Creed writes direct, compelling songs with the ability to both perturb and amuse. Think... the rhythmic punk of Ian Dury and the wit and pop nous of Glasgow's Postcard Records.
Not only is Martin Creed a Turner Prize-winning artist of some renown but with 'LOVE TO YOU' has recorded one of this year's most irresistible albums. It has a total running time of less than 40 minutes and not a second is wasted. From the spitting vitriol of FUCK OFF to the heartfelt title track LOVE TO YOU, this is an album of short, sharp, funny yet touching songs delivered by MARTIN CREED and his band.
For MARTIN CREED there is no difference between making music and making art. He is perhaps best known for his Work No.227 “The lights going on and off” and Work No. 850 in which runners ran through the Tate Gallery, and like his art, his music may be disarmingly simple but it makes an immediate impact. Work No. 1197 “All the bells in the country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes” has been commissioned to herald the start of the London Olympics on 27 July 2012.
'LOVE TO YOU' - His debut album, is a collection of 18 love and hate songs and was released July 2nd on Moshi Moshi Records
New single 'YOU'RE THE ONE FOR ME' - out now - is one of the love songs.
Martin Creed and his band were picked by The Cribs as the Hottest Band In The World Right Now on NME.com and they invited him to support them on their recent UK tour. Martin Creed is also much loved by Franz Ferdinand - regular attendees at his gigs and co-producers on his album - as well as label-mates Slow Club.
*Martin Creed's Olympic Commission - Work No. 1197 'ALL THE BELLS IN THE COUNTRY RUNG AS QUICKLY AND AS LOUDLY AS POSSIBLE FOR THREE MINUTES'
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