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See electronic music favourite CARIBOU in Cardiff this January
January 28 @ 19:00
As the son and brother of mathematicians and the possessor of a PhD in maths himself, you might expect Dan ‘Caribou’ Snaith – coming to Cardiff at the end of this month – to be a purveyor of math rock. Not so – though that’s one of the few genres the Canadian hasn’t dabbled in.
Neither is the electronic/house music he makes under that moniker forbiddingly obtuse. Sure, Like I Loved You from the latest LP Suddenly features some warped notes, but the song itself wouldn’t be out of place on a daytime dance music playlist. Never Come Back, meanwhile, is pure unadulterated club fodder, its house piano practically compelling arms to raise aloft on the dancefloor.
Come January, when Caribou is set to perform in the Tramshed in Cardiff, we’ll all be desperate for the sun’s rays; in their absence, the warm glow of Sun, the breakthrough single from 2010 album Swim, is guaranteed to defrost our hearts. More than 10 years may have passed since Caribou performed twice on a day they curated at an All Tomorrow’s Parties weekender, but the memory of how astonishing they are live lives on.
Tramshed, Cardiff, Fri 28 Jan. Tickets: £22.50. Info: here
words BEN WOOLHEAD
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