Shogun Kunitoki

An evening of alternative folk, pop and post-rock produced by No-Fi, which aims to help electronic music regress back to a more human state. Shogun Kunitoki is a quartet from Helsinki with a love of vintage synths, keyboards, oscillators and ring modulators. They performed with their own invented Mystical Shogun Kunitoki Strobe Light to create an amazing light show and ultimate psychedelic experience. Joined by Finnish collective Kiila, one of the first bands on the acclaimed Fonal label often compared to MV&EE, Wooden Wand and Espers, and Alasdair Roberts who has been a leading force in the UK new folk scene since his discovery by Will Oldham. 

Biography
Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish folk musician. He has released a number of albums under the name Appendix Out and, following the 2001 album The Night is Advancing, under his own name. He has toured and collaborated with artists including: Joanna Newsom, Smog, Charalambides and Heather Leigh Murray, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Jack Rose and Shirley Collins.

Shogun Kunitoki is a band from Helsinki. Their debut album, Tasankokaiku, released by Fonal in early 2006, established the previously unknown band as one of the most original instrumental groups to have emerged after the post rock boom. With their roots in 8-bit computer music, they now have a more organic sound.

Credit
Produced by No-Fi and The Sage Gateshead.

Alasdair Roberts and Band, Kiila, Shogun Kunitoki

£12

Fri 12 March 2010, 8pm

The Sage Gateshead

St Mary's Square
Gateshead NE8 2JR
thesagegateshead.org