As former Zutons man Dave McCabe brings a busy year to a close, Getintothis’ Lorna Gray looks ahead to his December date at Constellations.
Anyone within the vicinity of the River Mersey will have heard the name Dave McCabe. Having fronted indie blues greats The Zutons for a decade, gaining acclaim and success across the world, and being the brains behind one of the most recognisable and catchy songs of the naughties in Valerie, it’s no wonder why.
McCabe has now ditched the indie scene and swapped the bluesy guitar strums for a completely different electronic sound in his new endeavor, Dave McCabe and the Ramifications. Following the recent release of their album, Church of Miami, Dave and his Ramifications will emit their dance-influenced beats to the Baltic Quarter of his hometown in Constellations on December 17.
The futuristic, kraut-rock style clunky synths, keyboard orientated melodies and pulsating beats are accompanied by a variation of McCabe’s smooth and bold voice and effect-drenched vocals that sound almost alien. In fact, Church of Miami is a conceptual album with a space theme – and this gig’s at Constellations you can expect an out of this world experience, or at the very least, an out-of-those-boring-brogues-and-into-your-dancing-shoes experience.
With support from Liverpool’s gritty and loud four-piece Lying Bastards and singer-songwriter Mark Frith, who will be representing true Merseyside style sounds, this night will showcase the variety of talent Liverpool has to offer.