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Veteran American indie rockers Deerhoof bring their irresistible experimentalism to The Cluny on Monday 29th August, for a show that promises to be infectiously joyous and mind-bendingly intricate in equal measure.

Over the course of 18 – count them, that’s 18 – albums, the San Francisco natives have garnered a reputation for their raw eclecticism and daring brand of narrative storytelling, and have showed few signs of easing up on either front in recent years. Critically acclaimed 2020 effort Future Teenage Cave Artist, a fairytale-inspired rumination on post-apocalyptic unravellings, proved to be achingly prescient in a world that continues to teeter on the brink of the void, while last October’s release Actually, You Can was a genre-spanning journey through kaleidoscopic radicalism.

Speaking about the album at the time, the band said: Think of all the beauty, positivity and love that gets deemed ugly, negative and hateful by the self-proclaimed guardians of ‘common sense.’ We’d hardly be destroying society by dismantling their colonial economics and prisons and gender roles and aesthetics. We’d be creating it!”

It’s in that space, nestled between celebration and revolution, that Deerhoof continue to thrive.

Deerhoof play The Cluny, Newcastle on Monday 29th August.


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