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Dark Patrick
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Kuolema Album 2014
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Rise of the Underworld Album 2012
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Fainne gael an Lae Album 2009
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Many Kettles Album 2019
tAngerinecAt
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder H.R. V.I.P Album 2014
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Raw powerful cinematic electronica with punk attitude.

Stunning lead hurdy-gurdy with effect pedals, fierce yet tender vocals, personal political lyrics, floaty flutes, massive drone bass and DIY samples seamlessly combine with industrial-rave beats in an utterly captivating show.

Now based in London, nomadic duo tAngerinecAt was formed in 2008 in Ukraine between Eugene Purpurovsky and Paul Chilton. Inspired by their studies, travels and music experiences in remote parts of the Carpathian Mountains, their music has also absorbed different forms of Ukrainian and Soviet counterculture; the classical music skills, composition, directing and stage experience of Eugene since 1990 as a singer, actor, poet and musician as well as influences from EDM, drone, blues, metal, art-rock and more.

Eugene's lyrics are based on personal experience as someone recovering from severe childhood abuse, neglect and poverty, and the associated mental health issues. They also tell a story of resistance against gender, class and ethnic oppression, rape culture and other authoritarian structures. These themes are repeated throughout their album Many Kettles, and also in the form of images and symbols that help you to survive.

They have four independently released, successfully selling albums that have had airplay on BBC 2, BBC 3 and BBC 6. The band has toured internationally in Ukraine, UK and Russia from 2010 and since relocating to UK in 2016 have quickly gained momentum, intensively touring with headline shows all over UK.
As a solo act at age 11 Eugene performed at the town Philharmonic as part of a concert for best young composers of Western Ukraine and at 17 was awarded 4th place in a nationwide competition for spoken word artists of all ages at Kiev National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University.

Reference from UK Venue:

"tAngerinecAt have been playing gigs at the Adelphi long before they were tAngerinecAt!
Even back in the days of their previous incarnation of Dark Patrick, they were always Adelphi favourites.
During our 35 years of running a fully independent underground music venue, we've come to terms with the fact that our most important mission is
'to move music forward as an art form' and tAngerinecAt fill that description whole heartedly.
They are not background music that you hear on the radio whilst you move things along a conveyor belt, do the washing up or try and cop off to.
They are music that you listen to and for it subsequently "feel" to and get transported by.
With the added bonus of always generating a dance floor and a room full of happy sweaty people.
Plus, how often do you get to rave to a Hurdy Gurdy?!
True one of a kinds, a delight to work with and always a top choice for any billing."

Mat Oliphant. Manager at The New Adelphi Club.

Festivals we have played at:

Knockengorroch Festival, Eden Festival, Equinox Festival, Willowman Festival, Leigh Folk Festival, Festival8, Festival x-24, Fire In the Mountain, Llangollen Fringe Festival, Forever Sun Festival, Blue Lagoon Festival, Tanner Fest, Radnor Fringe Festival, Alice's Wicked Tea Party, Wrex Fest, Hidden Hill Festival, JudeAnt Festival, Krayina Mriy, Trypilske Kolo and more...

Venues we have played at:

London: The Courtyard Theatre, Dublin Castle, Hope and Anchor, Nambucha, The Fiddlers Elbow, The Islington, The Troubadour...
Manchester: Soup Kitchen, Night and Day Cafe, The Star and Garter, Aatma, Gullivers NQ...
Edinburgh: Sneaky Pete's, Henry's Cellar Bar...
Glasgow: The Old Hairdressers
Hull: The New Adelphi Club,
Oswestry: Hermon Chapel Art Centre, The Ironworks
Leeds: The Lending Room
Bradford: 1 in 12 Club
Lancaster: The Yorkshire House
Nottingham: The Maze, Chameleon Art's Cafe, Rough Trade
Bristol: The Old England
and many more...

Quotes:

"This is some of the most powerful music I have heard in a long time, and holds a message too... difficult to believe there were only two musicians on stage" - LOUDER THAN WAR

"Eugene is a fantastic singer, a ranter and belter with occasional glassware-shattering screams. As abrasive noise went, I liked them a whole lot." - ROCKNERD

"Always a pleasure to have these guys back.. if you haven't already seen them, you need to!" - Nicholas Quirk, Entertainment/Venue Manager at Hope and Anchor London, Managing Director at Gestalt Productions, A&R and Showcases manager at X Phonics Music, Former Freelance Journalist at The Skinny Magazine

"Tangerinecat exploded into my world and I'm a happier man for it! Awesome energy and multidisciplinary. Myself and the team at New Art Exchange really appreciated your work". - Jason Pollitt‎, New Art Exchange

"You were absolutely brilliant, so captivating! Comment from one of our volunteers "I couldn't take my eyes off the stage". Thanks so much for coming and sharing your creativity with us." - Ladyfest Manchester

"Truly stunning performance. I really hope Instigate Arts and Tangerinecat get to work together again soon!" - Anne Louise Kershaw, Co-Director/Owner at Instigate Arts, Former Arts & Music Editor at manchestersfinest.com

"This is the only thing that I want to listen at this moment". - FRESH ON THE NET

"With such disparate influences, it’s rather difficult to pin this down to a particular genre." - FRESH ON THE NET (Fresh Faves), The Von Pip Musical Express

"I've never seen someone play a hurdy-gurdy so punk..." - overheard at DEVIL’S DYKE NETWORK, Brighton

“tAngerinecAt brought not just synth to the table, but a whole range of physical, classical instruments into the mix – most noticeably their use of the hurdy-gurdy, to make their music the deep notes of severe doom and dread that gave it the feeling of a rave in a mausoleum. tAngerinecAt know a lot about their showmanship... This band lived up to everything I’ve heard about them, and I’m excited to foray deeper into their music...”- LEFTLION

"Truly stunning performance. I really hope Instigate Arts and Tangerinecat get to work together again soon!" - Anne Louise Kershaw, Co-Director/Owner at Instigate Arts, Former Arts & Music Editor at manchestersfinest.com

"This is the only thing that I want to listen at this moment". - FRESH ON THE NET

"I’ve been playing it all week and loving it. I was listening to Under the Pavement radio and they interviewed tAngerinecAt, and I was very moved actually. Every so often you hear a piece of music and it just stops you in your tracks, well by all manner with that one, with innovation, and it’s sound, and it’s lyrics, it’s just quite moving."
- REBEL ARTS / RADIO, Cambridge

"It just blew everyone away, I was stunned in there and I was like gob smacked cos it was so atmospheric and so meaningful and they were really into it and I look forward to getting them in."
- Liz Jenkins, Presenter of The Northern Side, BCB 106.66 fm

Eugene Purpurovsky – Vocals, Hurdy-Gurdy with effect pedals
Paul Chilton – Flutes with effect pedals, Laptop, Keyboards

Discography
Many Kettles
H.R. V.I.P
Kuolema
Calm of the Apocalypse
Rise of the Underworld
Riddles
Fainne Gael an Lae

Inspirations: Nirvana, Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and other, mainly unknown, music from all over the world, especially drone, doom-metal, intelligent electronica, edm, trance..; Ukrainian music from the Carpathian region, Ukrainian kobzars songs, Ukrainian music 90 - 80 (Venya D'rkin, Viy, Plach Yeremiyi), Soviet punk and rock (Grazhdanskaya Oborona, Kalinov most, Aquarium, Viktor Tsoi, Zvuki Mu...); Maxim Shalygin, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Nick Cave, Rokia Traoré, My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, Haldolium, Sergey Kuryokhin...