Plus Marina Allen
Andy Shauf is driving us out to a wild and dangerous place. Norm, his new album out February 10th on ANTI-, is a recognizable Shauf production, but with a flowing landscape of suppressed grooves propelling the songs toward uncertain destinations.
After gaining indie notoriety with The Party and a Polaris Music Prize nomination, Shauf has left the realm of things he’s known on his third album, pivoting away from the semi-autobiographical, and pushing himself to grow as a songwriter in an entirely different way. With Norm, Shauf has upended his songwriting methods, creating a deeply haunting and unpredictable universe. He’s tackling love and loss on a more panoramic, extreme scale, but Shauf feels the album is consistent with his earlier focus on small, intense encounters. He uses these close-ups to devastating effect, keeping us focused on the tiny connections between lonely creatures, while raising the stakes on the action to existential levels.
There’s a story unfolding that leaps song to song, illuminating the comedy and cruelty of humanity, but, if you listen closely, most of the action takes place in the gaps between tracks.
Presented by Bristol Beacon
14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)
Start Time: 20.00
Finish : 23.00
“A remarkable storyteller, […] Shauf’s music is charming and beguiling in equal measure, with a musical imagination that makes his narratives even more compelling.”
Marina Allen is a once-in-a-decade five-tool musician: She writes beautiful melodies and brilliant lyrics, expresses her ideas with an unusual voice of extraordinary depth and range, thinks in fanciful arrangements, and constantly navigates the knife-edge between too much and too little.
Based in Los Angeles, Allen’s second record ‘Centrifics’ was featured on Rough Trade’s ‘Albums Of The Year’ and praised by The Guardian as one of their 2023 Most Promising Musical Newcomers.
Getting to the venue
Location: Trinity is located near Bristol City Centre, between Old Market and Lawrence Hill, 160m from West Street bus stop.
Bicycle racks can be found inside Trinity car park at the front and side of the venue. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.
Trinity has a pay and display car park at the venue with 75 spaces. Additional car parking can be found at Cabot Circus car park 600m from the venue.
Bristol Clean Air Zone
Trinity is outside but close to the Bristol Clean Air Zone. View a map of the Zone and check if your vehicle will be charged.
Lamb Street bus stop is 350m from the venue for eastbound services and Easton Road bus stop is 300m from the venue for westbound services.
Trinity has step-free level access from street level. Accessible parking bays in the car park are located by the Daytime Reception area. There is a viewing area (floor level) stage-left for wheelchair users and those who require a seat.
Accessible toilets are located to the right of the venue inside the hall.
Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue and auditorium.
There is no induction loop facility at this venue.
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