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DOORS – 7.00pm
ALIEN TANGO – 7.50pm
FAUX REAL – 8.40pm
KIRIN J CALLINAN – 9.30pm
Return To Center is Kirin J Callinan’s new record, a reconnection with what made him fall in love with music over and over throughout the years, and a very personal exploration of the timeless songwriting tradition passed down and reinterpreted from one generation to the next. Following two albums of inimitable, challenging pop music that garnered global acclaim and marked Callinan as entirely unique, a singular talent, nominations for the Australian Music Prize and support slots for everyone from Crowded House to Tame Impala, ironically it was singing other peoples’ songs that felt like the most truthful next step for the swashbuckling Sydney artist.
Return To Center collects Callinan reworks of both all-time favourites and last-minute spontaneous additions, songs that have shaped the artist he is today amongst songs that were jammed out of the blue in the studio. It retains an instinctive, vulnerable edge, emerging as Callinan’s most tender yet celebratory record yet.
Following a chaotic sold out headline show at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen in 2017, Callinan returns to play Omeara.
Main support comes from Faux Real, who are quickly becoming notorious for their wild and unhinged avant-garde anti-rock performances. In the summer of 2018, Franco-American brothers Elliott and Virgile Arndt invoked the union of their inner gene genies and gave birth to Faux Realism. The two brothers take from their personal history and playfully fetishize, destroy and re-invent their kinship, mixing up absurdist tongue-in-cheek Frenglish poetry, faux athletics and improvised quasi-ballet.
Opening the show is Alien Tango and their electro-latin psych drone. Behind the band hides Alberto García, an artist from Spain who lives in London but whose antennas are directed to outer space from where he receives emissions full of psychedelia, glam, hip-hop, oriental music and helium infected vocals.
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Tickets £12 +bf
6 O'Meara St, London, SE1 1TE