Whelans, Dublin: Sunday 10th February, 2019.
Plus very special guests, LYLO
Doors: 8pm | 18+
‘In his 1942 essay The Myth of Sisyphus, Camus wrote that “All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.” 15 years later Richard Wayne Penniman wrote “Wop bop a loo bop a wop bam boom”, an undeniably powerful vocalisation that on any given Wednesday in any given situation, civilised or otherwise, is still fully capable of setting somebody’s stuff aflame.’ – James Petralli, White Denim. Over ten years and seven long players into their career, White Denim are still in the relentless pursuit of a thread- in other words, a wick.
The band have carefully studied the greatest records ever made, but they write songs just dumb enough to drink, dance, and fight to. Theirs is a music that aims for the whole body, while equally satisfying the mind. While it has morphed, expanded, and even burst apart, White Denim’s sincere and human drive and ability to spark exhilaration have been unerring constants of the band’s existence. Now, two years on from their comeback album supreme Stiff, singer-guitarist James Petralli and bassist Steve Terebecki have changed tack again for their seventh full-length, Performance. A new studio, new collaborators, and new techniques for writing and recording influenced the elastic possibility and liberation felt throughout.