After his stupendous support slot at one of Mac DeMarco’s Brixton Academy show in May and a majestic headline show at Sebright Arms in June, we welcome back Kirin J Callinan with wide arms.
Having spent the past few years as something of a journeyman, it comes as no surprise that Kirin’s second album, ‘Bravado’, is a creation with few boundaries. What does come as a surprise, even for those who have come to expect the unexpected from Kirin, is the stylistic direction undertaken on ‘Bravado’. With his 2013 debut album ‘Embracism’, Kirin emerged as a firebrand guitarist, pushing the instrument’s capabilities to logical extremes. On ‘Bravado’, industrial macho menace has been relegated to the side-lines. In its place? Unabashed EDM euphoria.
Slow-burning adoration garnered by ‘Embracism’ fuelled something of a multi-year voyage for Kirin J Callinan. Like all good adventures, ‘Bravado’ isn’t so much about the setting, but the people met along the way.
Tickets £11 +bf adv.
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
2-4 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU