SATURDAY 19 MAY - 8:00 PM
Nick Smart piano
Jesse Barrett drums, percussion
Jordan Smart saxophones
Captivating, ethereal and majestic, Mammal Hands has carved out a refreshingly original sound from a disparate array of influences: drawing on spiritual jazz, north Indian, folk and classical music to create something inimitably their own. All three members contribute equally to the writing process: one that favours the creation of a powerful group dynamic over individual solos.
Tonight they perform music from their new release, Shadow Work; their third album and the first they have self-produced. The energy from their exhilarating live performances has fed into the writing process and yet there is a quiet reflective side to this album, giving it an expanded emotional range that draws the listener deep into Mammal Hand’s sound world. Their records are entrancing and beautiful affairs, while their hypnotic live shows have seen them hailed as one of the most exciting bands in Europe.