Buckle up! Sun Araw, the marauding, freewheeling spirit wagon for the many creative pursuits of LA artist Cameron Stallones, returns to Bristol in its current three-piece shape…an ongoing, ever-enthralling exercise in altered musical headstates that has endlessly recast itself in the form of albums, video works and art pieces since the early noughties.
New record Saddle Of The Increate burns slow and bright, lacing character narratives and twinkling slide guitar through a ‘jackfruit rodeo’ that places us in in some hallucinated, Herculean vision of the American West. Live it could be all this and everything else: essential trippin’ for anyone who’s ever found themselves less than psyched at a ‘psych fest’.
Special guest support from Quarto Mité, a wild improvised kaleidoscope shake on their own material by Belgian art-pop project Le Ton Mité (Crammed Discs), led by itinerant ringmaster McCloud Zicmuse… “The Residents’ ‘Commercial Album’ remade at Muscle Shoals” – Mojo
And additionally: Bristol DIY arts instigators Champ present ‘LELA Troubadour’:
“To be free
All-sensory + necessarily positioned clunks
A long soft moan of displeasure
Listening to the world around
With boredom, what a revelation!
Spike it, douse it, light it
Chaos and how to control it
Qu Junktions gratefully acknowledges the support of PRS for Music Foundation