Festival Detours: Man of Moon
- Rowena McIntosh
- 18 August 2015
This article is from 2015.
Edinburgh duo perform an intimate set at Collective Gallery
Looking to offer fresh perspectives on visual art, Edinburgh Art Festival is hosting a series of live performances in galleries across the city. On Wed 26 Aug, Detours takes up residency at Collective Gallery with an intimate gig from Edinburgh two-piece Man of Moon.
The duo, featuring Chris Bainbridge and Mikey Reid, perform psychedelic, groove-infused blues rock. Making good on their status as ‘ones to watch’, this year alone they’ve supported the Phantom Band and Admiral Fallow, performed at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Wickerman and T in the Park and are set to play Electric Fields and Jocktoberfest. Their debut single ‘The Road’ was released back in July on Melodic and was chosen as our Single of the Month, ‘featuring compressed vocals, scuzzy guitars and a motoric groove, it’s a psychedelic ode to the open road’.
Located at the City Observatory on Calton Hill, the Collective Gallery offers fantastic views of the city skyline. During the Edinburgh Art Festival, the venue is exhibiting 3am, an immersive installation created by France-Lise McGurn that explores identity construction, and new film Crippled Symmetries by London-based artist Beatrice Gibson that’s inspired by both William Gaddis's novel JR and the work of radical educators and composers Brian Dennis and John Paynter.
Collective Gallery, 556 1264, 26 Aug, 7pm, £4.