For the next instalment of their cornex:discover series, the Corn Exchange presents the rich, electronica-tinged folk stylings of King Creosote on 18 January. Designed to showcase music beyond the mainstream, the cornex:discover events serve up more left-field, lesser known but brilliant artists – of which King Creosote is a prime example.
A singer-songwriter hailing from Fife, real name Kenny Anderson, King Creosote has racked up 40 albums already in his impressive career. He bridges the gap between modern electronica and traditional folk, making stirring songs which borrow from Celtic influences, but with a totally modern flavour.
For his Corn Exchange gig he’ll be treating the crowd to a full performance of his critically acclaimed recent album Astronaut Meets Appleman, which blends acoustic instrumentation with digital soundscapes. Released in September last year, The Independent described it as “a brilliantly concise, pointedly potent collection” which boasts an “audacious musicality masked by an understated charm and wit.”
The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £20.75.