By Jordan Mooney.
The Red Paintings. Their name should, by rights, be synonymous with ‘how to do it right’. We’ve only seen them once, at April’s Whitby Goth Weekend 21st Spectacular, and it’s fair to say they’ve left a lasting impression.
There’s simply nothing on Earth like this feudal sci-fi thriller on stage; for their combination of sheer musical skill, charisma and alternative eccentricity, they’re without parallel. And the best bit is that their crafts have been spotted surveying the United Kingdom.
Promising vinyl toys, electric violins, and a fetching series of backpacks, we truly, truly believe that The Red Paintings cannot be missed; and you’d be a fool to let them slip through your fingers.
There’s a good stock of dates at some fine venues; take your pick below!
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5TH – STOKE – UNDERGROUND
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6TH – MANCHESTER – SOUND CONTROL
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7TH – GLASGOW – AUDIO
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8TH – SHEFFIELD – CORPORATION
MONDAY NOVEMBER 9TH – BIRMINGHAM – RAINBOW
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11TH – MILTON KEYNES –CRAUFORD ARMS
THURSDAY NOVEMEBER 12TH – LONDON – BORDELINE
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13TH – BARNSTAPLE – THE FACTORY
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14TH – BRISTOL – EXCHANGE
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15TH – SOUTHAMPTON – JOINERS
In the meantime, The Red Paintings also have the extra dimension of artistry produced alongside the music. They are now looking for painters and human canvases for their UK shows; a wide range of styles, shapes and ideas are accepted, and all interested parties should email ARTSUBMISSIONS@THEREDPAINTINGS.COM with examples of their work – and their body shape. It’s a rare opportunity to not only stand on stage with an incredible group, but to take part in one of the music world’s wildest and most limitless shows.
Cat on the Wall will be at the Sheffield show – we wholeheartedly hope we’ll see you there!