Colour is proud to host the closing party for the fifth Flip Animation Festival, held at at Light House, Wolverhampton on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th November. It both celebrates regional talent and aims to bring animation to a wider audience. For more information on the festival, visit the blog.
If you’re not familiar with the output of Rob Glover and Ben Holton, theirs is one of the most creative collaborations in the region right now, making music that is rich in concept and big on atmosphere. Their three full length albums are explorations of the rural landscape and its relationship to memory and nostalgia. While 2006s Slides focused on grand, sweeping shoegaze-tinged post-rock, last year’s May Your Heart Be the Map took a more acoustic and vocal approach, seeing their preoccupations explored more intimately. It was also warmer than Slides, which evoked a cold snap on the cusp of Winter with its glistening guitars and ominous percussion.
Stream: The Stars in Autumn
From May Your Heart Be the Map (2007, Make Mine Music)
Formed in Birmingham but featuring musicians from across the UK, Lime Chalks’ songs are a magical blend of lo-fi folk and indie, with influences from both sides of the Atlantic. Delicate guitar lines and percussion join with pretty harmonies for a sound that is immediately endearing.
Colour will be playing an upbeat set of left field indie, electronica, folk and other sounds you may or may not be familiar with.
The intimate setting of Lock Works Café Bar in the Light House is the perfect environment to enjoy Colour. The stage is situated in the spectacular covered courtyard of the Chubb Buildings, adding real atmosphere to the evening.
Light House is located just off the Wolverhampton ring road. From the M5 take junction 1 or 2. From the M6 take junction 10 or 11 and follow signs to Wolverhampton.
The railway and bus stations are just a two minute walk from Light House with links to Birmingham. The Metro station is a 5 to 10 minute walk away.
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