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14713520_737407156400387_3542779309565239859_nThe choice of title for Diagonal People’s debut release seems quite resonant considering what is found within. Classical scholars will know The Odyssey as that meandering ten-year adventure which took its homeward bound hero through unexpected trials and tribulations. Readers of more modern works might recall Ulysses (the Roman name for the same) a challenging and meandering book, which took most people almost as long to read. So it is quite apt that within the wonderful abstract daubing of the albums artwork there is a musical journey just as creative, adventurous and confrontational as its name implies.

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12801474_967430416685843_7496377762084199365_nMusic has long been used as the focus of events seeking to raise money and awareness for good causes. Tonight at The Victoria you can experience that altruistic nature as a whole bunch of familiar faces line up in support of Alan McGee’s brilliant Musicians Against Homelessness project. Echoing his same maverick spirit the bands playing represent the more challenging, creative and leftfield end of the spectrum. Anyone who saw Tripdress’s last outing at this very venue, probably 8 years ago, (tempus does indeed fugit) will be aware just how great their urban-boogie-blues fusion is, those who missed it should rectify that immediately…you never know when this very occasional band will be back.

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I bumped into a young guitarist the other day whose opening line upon seeing me was, “Hey man, were you at my last gig?” to which I replied, “I really hope so.” Geddit? It’s a joke. No? Okay…tough crowd. Nothing else for it but to jump right in then, pay attention there is a lot to get through.

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November 29th  SWiNE are holding a multi-disciplinary event at The Victoria, set to challenge, inspire, provoke and fascinate from 4:30 for absolute no entry costs at all – and for ages 14+.

The bill thus far:

4:45: Josh Wolfsohn – a dynamic and charismatic singer-songwriter; who blends alternative, folk and pop elements in with his strong songwriting abilities and natural musicianship.

5:20: Promo

5:45: Loopey & Honey – an avant garde musical duo who specialise in modernist influenced composition as well as noise-rock and electronica, they base their pieces around improvisation and strange sets of instructions to create challenging and incendiary live sets that are never the same.

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