TUESDAY 28 FEBRUARY
An epoch is defined as an extended period of time, typically characterized by a distinctive development or by a memorable series of events – and Scott Hansen, leader of the band Tycho, has named their new album Epoch with just that in mind. The last instalment in a trilogy, Epoch is the culmination of more than a decade’s work that has seen the band evolving and maturing through two sublime releases Dive (2011) and Awake (2014), fully illustrating Hansen’s transition from a delicate solo performer to the iconic frontman of a powerful multi-layered live band performing on the world’s largest stages.
Epoch leverages the sonic aesthetic of Dive’s down-tempo vintage-style synthesizers and beautiful melodies while drawing on the kinetic energy of Awake’s progressive composition and organic instrumentation. For Hansen, “Epoch is basically coming full circle. All the lessons of Dive and Awake were applied and then expanded upon.”
Once complete, it was essential for him to release Epoch as a surprise album, “I wanted to be more connected to the people consuming the music. There is a kind of visceral fulfillment you get from sharing something that you’ve just created with other people…We just finished mastering the album so it will be a month old when people hear it. I’m hoping people get a sense that this music is directly connected to the time they are experiencing it in.”
In February 2017 audiences will be able to share in Tycho’s remarkable achievement at Electric Brixton, a venue primed for such a singular performance. Tickets go on general sale this Friday 21st Oct at 9am.
Tickets £18.50 +bf adv. available from http://birdonthewire.seetickets.com/go/tychoelectricbrixton
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Town Hall Parade, London, SW2 1RJ