Babe

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Babe Short Info

Babe are a four-piece electronic pop group, centred around nomadic Scotsman and chief song-writer, Gerard Black.

Black formed the band in Glasgow during the summer of 2010 with Michael Marshall, a long-time collaborator and co-member of Scottish synth-pop quartet Findo Gask. Enlisting the help of Tom Ogden and Amaury Ranger, Gerard's aerialist melodies and baroque arrangements have taken on a darker hue; spacious but gritty, and balanced with polyrhythmic percussion, found sound and analogue synthesizers.

In the intervening period Gerard has spent time living, writing and recording in Bordeaux, Brussels and London, as well as in his native Scotland. Babe’s debut LP, 2014’s critically acclaimed Volery Flighty was conceived and produced entirely by Gerard and the band, during brief, intensive periods of work in Scotland and the south-west of France. Featuring friends from Glasgow's indomitable music scene (including Lauren Mayberry of Chrvches), the resulting twelve tracks refracted the group’s international outlook through Gerard’s chamber pop sensibilities to foster something at times pensive and oblique, at others direct, fun and buoyant.

The band are currently working on their second album, slated for release in 2016,

In between Gerard and Amaury's extremely intensive schedule as members of François & the Atlas Mountains, Babe have managed to squeeze in the odd concert here and there, supporting Everything Everything, Anna Calvi, Slow Club, and François along the way.

Praise for Volery Flighty:
“[Volery Flighty] is an understated, unclassifiable album of incongruous compositions… its songs are virile [and] verdant” - 4/5 - The Guardian
“Wonderfully unpredictable” – 4/5 – Q
“Colourful indie pop” – 7/10 – NME
“The most startlingly beautiful album I’ve heard in yonks” – 9/10 – Hi-Fi News
“A delightful smorgasbord of inspiration” – Artrocker Album of the Week

Babe are a four-piece electronic pop group, centred around nomadic Scotsman and chief song-writer, Gerard Black.

Black formed the band in Glasgow during the summer of 2010 with Michael Marshall, a long-time collaborator and co-member of Scottish synth-pop quartet Findo Gask. Enlisting the help of Tom Ogden and Amaury Ranger, Gerard's aerialist melodies and baroque arrangements have taken on a darker hue; spacious but gritty, and balanced with polyrhythmic percussion, found sound and analogue synthesizers.

In the intervening period Gerard has spent time living, writing and recording in Bordeaux, Brussels and London, as well as in his nati...

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Past Gigs Babe

  • 10 | 2015 Cardiff Buffalo Bar w/ Boxed In
  • 10 | 2015 Guildford Boiler Room w/ Boxed In
  • 10 | 2015 London XOYO w/ Boxed In
  • 10 | 2015 Brighton The Haunt w/ Boxed In
  • 10 | 2015 Nottingham The Bodega w/ Boxed In
  • 10 | 2015 Tours Le Kaa
  • 10 | 2015 Bordeaux Krakatoa
  • 10 | 2015 Paris Le Silencio

Discography Babe

  • 2015 The Hereaftergo'ers EP EP | Moshi Moshi Records
  • 2014 Volery Flighty Album | Moshi Moshi Records

Media

  • Video Babe - The Warbling
  • Video Babe - Tilt
  • Video Babe - Grotto

Origin

  • London GB