Deer Shed 26th - 29th July 2024
Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, N Yorks

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, N Yorks

26th - 29th July 2024

King Creosote

King Creosote

We have history with King Creosote. We booked him 15 years ago when we ran our In The Dock nights at the Old Thirsk Courthouse. The KC era that threw up the tune 678 (the hard to find original version just edges the newer version from the album).

Way back then he was a famed part of The Fence Collective, with a pre-steaming DIY approach to music creation and distribution - burning his own CDs and creating bespoke album artwork for each disc.

For us another stand out point in his long career is his album collaboration with electronic pioneer and producer Jon Hopkins. The track Bats In The Attic remains a DSF office favourite. 'Going silver in my sideburns I'm starting to unravel'.

We love the Withered Hands description of a trip to LA with Kenny as immortalised in their song King Of Hollywood.

But Kenny has moved on like the rest of us. 2023 saw a new album 'I DES' with its rather downbeat album sleeve. Thankfully the new record sonically remains much more euphoric. His voice soars as ever, a consistent thread throughout all of his varying output for the last 20 years.

The 30+ minute track Drone in B# mirrors Jon Hopkins latest output, before entering into a vague Ozric Tenticles vibe and back again. Smashing. Not to be missed.

O.J.