The tour started on the 28th March with a show arranged by The Outer Church in Brighton at the Caroline of Brunswick. Earlier that day we had wandered around the lanes, ate at Wai Kika Moo Kau, purchased the new Current 93 album and walked up to the Marina picking up sea debris as we strolled along the undulating mounds of stones that make up Brighton's shoreline.
The Outer Church events have a certain vibe about them, a quiet atmosphere filled with music that organiser Joseph Stannard calls 'the uncanny'.
Lutine were the first on stage, a folk duo utilising harmonium, piano and auto-harp to create folk songs with the most beautiful female vocal harmonies I've heard in years. You can hear their music here: LINK I recommend 'All I have is gold' among the offerings there.
Kemper Norton followed Lutine, blurring the lines between obfuscating electronics and folk song in a beautiful, rambling set. Check out this excellent review of his work in the Quietus.
As always Brighton's hospitality was warm and greatly enjoyed by us. Winchester next.