Irma Vep & Band + Buffet Lunch, Michael Steele
Irma Vep & Band
Irma Vep is a loner, a joker, a roamer, a ribald construct riddled with both earnest anxiety and mercurial songwriting talent birthed by a young Edwin Stevens in Llanfairfechan, North Wales. Thrust into life after his mum bought a four track recorder for him, Edwin started recording for the cathartic process rather than the outcome.
Having since fully grown into Irma Vep and now residing in Glasgow, Stevens’ discography has expanded to document every aspect of his music, from ecstatically free group experiments to bare, sparse songwriting that cuts to the quick, shorn of ornament or pretence.
Stevens moonlights in several other groups (Sex Hands, Klaus Kinski, Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura, Yerba Mansa…), bringing with him an instantly recognisable guitar language. However, it’s in Irma Vep that his most life-affirming, troubling and thrilling music is made. Much Irma Vep feels like what “classic” music should feel like if it weren’t so Classic. Each record, each song and each performance exists as an evolving drama.
Jangly post-punk from Edinburgh, featuring London's Smooth Dad. For fans of Country Teasers, The Fall, Talking Heads etc. New songs out soon.
Singer-songwriter / Improviser. Uses a laptop and guitar.
Michael aspires for his songs to be rhythmic and have a sense of occasion. His influences range from French Cold Wave to Terry Riley, Jane Weaver, YMO, Laetitia Sadier. His track 'Kiss the Indivisible Atoms' is featured on the compilation 'Bonnie Tropical 3', out now on Paradise Palms. New self-released EP 'A Sea of Numbers'
£6 ADV (No booking fee!) / £7 Door
No one turned away due to lack of funds.
Any profits will be donated to charity.
Morrison Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK