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A Certain Ratio

UK and European Dates

Manchester’s A Certain Ratio, who recently announced a partnership with Mute, have announced a series of dates in the UK and Europe.

The first, in May for Liverpool Sound City, will be followed by a London performance at Venue 229 on 24 June and a series of European dates through the summer, with more to be announced.

LIVE DATES

25 May – UK, Liverpool Sound City

24 June – UK, London Venue 229

1 July – IT, Foligno Dancity

3 Aug – NL, Amsterdam Dekmantal

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A Certain Ratio embraced the ethic and culture of the late seventies post-punk explosion, but sounded like nothing else around them and refused to fit in. Formed in 1978, the band had various members throughout their career, and a core line-up of Jeremy Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson.

Hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as “punk funk” thanks to the success of ‘Shack Up’ on both sides of the Atlantic, their sound is not easily pigeon holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts.

They have gone on to influence generations of musicians – from Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, Happy Mondays, Franz Ferdinand, ESG, Factory Floor and Andrew Weatherall. The Guardian’s Dave Simpson paid tribute to the band’s Cult Hero status recently: “Once you start listening to A Certain Ratio, it’s difficult to stop”.

A Certain Ratio’s myriad influences created their uniquely eclectic sound, one that the band once described as “James Brown on acid”.  Some of these influences include Brian Eno, James Brown, Miles Davies, Tower of Power, Airto Moreira, The Velvet Underground, Kraftwerk and Wire, to name a few.

 

Listen to 4 tracks here: http://smarturl.it/ACRSampler

 Watch the inspiring short film Tribeca, directed by Michael Shamberg here:

http://smarturl.it/ACRTribeca




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