With Geoff Barrow’s other band Portishead without an album since 2008 and with no immediate plans to tour properly, he’s once again on the road with BEAK>, for some sleek krautrock analogue electronics.
Too many bands use krautrock as a cheap shortcut to credibility, but BEAK> don’t just tick off the drones, motorik no-frills drumming and abstract vocal lines of Neu!, Can and Cluster. Like Broadcast, Stereolab and various Ghost Box Records artists, there’s a nerviness and discord on their that keeps you on your toes.
They last played Ireland in May 2019, in a rammed Whelan’s, so this is a chance to catch up again in the bigger Button Factory, in case you missed them last time.
- Beak> play the Button Factory in Dublin tonight (Thursday)