Polar Bear
Polar Bear

Jazzlines - Polar Bear

Thursday 27 March

The Hare and Hounds

This event is archived

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Polar Bear, the group led by drummer Sebastian Rochford, return to Birmingham. Broad in scope and potent in spirit, expect more intensity and spaciousness in their newer work. They’ll be performing versions of their first new recordings since 2010, which marks a period of prolific and rewarding activity for Rochford, the driving force behind the band’s new direction.

The Mercury-nominated group numbers a similarly stellar line-up, featuring saxophonists Pete Wareham (Melt Yourself Down, Acoustic Ladyland) and Mark Lockheart (Loose Tubes, APPJAG’s Musician Of The Year in 2010), Tom Herbert (The Invisible) on bass, as well as electronics wizard/guitarist Leafcutter John.

In support is bass player Chris Mapp’s Gonimoblast featuring Leafcutter John on electronics, Sam Wooster on trumpet, Dan Nicholls on keyboards and Mark Sanders on drums.

Refreshingly unconventional. Q

One of the most exciting bands in the world of jazz. Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

It not only brims with startling invention, but is likely to put them on the map as go-to soundtrackers of urban-life melancholy, alongside the likes of not-so anonymous beat trafficker Burial and Brian Eno-collaborator Jon Hopkins. the Quietus

As spacious as its predecessors but more intense, it’s another blast of fresh air from a band that habitually rings the changes. Jocks & Nerds

Yet more new textures and contours within the established soundscape of this vital and innovative band.
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Tickets for this performance are no longer available through the THSH Box Office. Tickets will be available from the venue prior to the start time (subject to availability).

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£12, £10 concessions plus transaction fee*

Tickets for this performance are no longer available through the THSH Box Office. Tickets will be available from the venue prior to the start time (subject to availability).

The Hare and Hounds

  • 106 High Street, King's Heath, Birmingham, B14 7JZ
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