The Utopia Strong

Date:Sun 03 Jul 2022
Time:8pm
Venue:J3 (seated show)
Price:£19.50 adv

British prog-electronica trio the Utopia Strong combine prog, Krautrock, and contemporary electronica.

Call it synchronicity, call it happenstance, call it no more than three friends getting together to give their speakers a workout. Yet The Utopia Strong’s formidable conflagration of psychedelic radiance and beatific harmony has evolved way beyond all or any expectations since the band’s inception.. ‘International Treasure’ chronicles the collaborative collision of Steve Davis, Kavus Torabi and Mike York heading into unchartered psychic territory, seemingly with nothing but their instincts as co-ordinates. 

What’s resulted is a step beyond anything either band or audience might have expected - a deeply rewarding voyage into inner space which moves into darker and still more evocative sound-worlds whilst remaining fundamentally off the map. Influences know no bounds in this context, and the listener would be forgiven for locating the atmospheres and soundscapes of this album on some sonic promontory above and between the potent abstractions of Tim Hecker, the improvisatory excursions of The Necks, and the gothic allure of Bohren Und Der Club Of Gore.

‘International Treasure’’ is the next chapter in a story which only grows more rewarding with every stop along the way - one in which three heads travel together deeper into their own musical journeys, and the resulting alchemical power transmutes its origins into gold. As no less a sage than Andrew Weatherall proclaimed, The Utopia Strong are “gnostic sonics in a nutshell”.

Running times (subject to change)
Utopia Strong on stage 8pm
(no support)

 

“There’s a sparkle and verve to this eponymous debut that makes it a real joy to listen to.” RECORD COLLECTOR

 

“An ecstatic, motorik rush of techno-ish beats and flutters, pretty damned essential.” ELECTRONIC SOUND

 

“A love letter to the esoteric and the first step into a bright future.” LOUDER THAN WAR

 

“Magically tessellate together towards a sunburst of pastoral transcendence.” PRO

 

Running times (subject to change)
Utopia Strong on stage 8pm
(no support)

Doors price t.b.c.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

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J3 has flat floor access.

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