Inwards

SUNDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2019

19.30 - 00.00

cancelled

18+

“A childlike sound-world hides a slightly unnerving psychedelic undertone, simultaneously
pleasing restless feet and hazy minds” - Daniel Mackenzie, Lost Property
Inwards is the alias of Kristian Shelley, a multi-instrumentalist and music programmer from
Worcestershire, UK. His work exists in the experimental domain and draws influence from the
far borders of dance music, using modular synths with acoustic and electronic sources to
create a nostalgic and colourful sonic palette.
For Shelley, music has always fulfilled an urgent need to communicate where words fall short,
and his tracks capture swift, intense snapshots of an inner world. “I think sounds can convey
more complicated emotions and feelings than it is possible to put into words”, he elaborates.
“Often, I don’t even know what it is that I need to express, or process, until I sit down and
make music.”
He finds external inspiration in the rural surroundings of his Worcestershire home/studio – a
log cabin, next to a nature reserve on land farmed by previous generations of his family. He
built the cabin on returning to his roots after a spell living in Brighton, and these two
contrasting environments - and the memories they hold - provide the backdrop for his current
music.
Crackling with the freedom and spontaneity that characterises his studio productions, Inwards
live performances vary from one environment to the next, taking on organic forms through the
manipulation of his electronic instruments. Gaining a reputation for his absorbing shows,
which are often complemented by live visuals, he has played alongside the likes of Lapalux,
Adam Betts (Three Trapped Tigers), Tyondai Braxton (Battles) and Ulrich Schnauss, and at
festivals including The Great Escape and Brighton Digital Festival.
Signing to Small Pond in 2017 after capturing attention with a series of DIY releases, Inwards
invites you into a dark yet playful and psychedelic world of sound on his debut album, ‘Diesel’,
released in April 2018.
Gaining high profile support in Electronic Sound magazine, The 405, TRAX mag and more,
the record also hit big at radio with a BBC 6 Music Recommends Track of the Week, heavy
support from Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, and further daytime and specialist support
across the BBC and beyond.

BBC 6 Music Recommends Track of the Week (“When She Flashes Her Smile On Me”)
“Sounding really great” – Huw Stephens (BBC R1)
“Never a dull moment… it’s a sublime listen” – Electronic Sound Magazine
"Exceptional… deserves recognition for its positive drug-like power” – Our Culture
“Isn’t that gorgeous… I’ve been listening to this loads recently” – Tom Ravenscroft (BBC
6Music)
“A lovely piece of electro trickery” – Steve Lamacq (BBC 6Music)
“Lovely!” – Lauren Laverne (BBC 6Music)


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Hug & Pint

171 Great Western Road
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
United Kingdom
G4 9AH

Venue Details



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THU 20 FEB 2020
U-Bahn
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THU 27 FEB 2020
Mikal Cronin
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£11.00
SAT 29 FEB 2020
Heather Woods Broderick
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.00£13.00
The Wants
Poetry Club, SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7pm£8.00
SUN 1 MAR 2020
Chris Farren
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.00£7.50
MON 2 MAR 2020
Big Thief
Old Fruitmarket, GlasgowDoors 7pmsold out
TUE 3 MAR 2020
Hot 8 Brass Band
Liquid Room, Edinburgh19.30£22.00
WED 4 MAR 2020
HOT 8 BRASS BAND
Queen Margaret Union, GlasgowDoors 19:30£22.00
FRI 6 MAR 2020
Malka
Stereo, Glasgow19.30£9.00
MON 9 MAR 2020
Shawn James
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 19:30£13.00
TUE 10 MAR 2020
Louis Cole
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7pmSOLD OUT
THU 12 MAR 2020
Eliza Shaddad
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.00£9.50
James Leonard Hewitson
Old Hairdressers, Glasgow19.00£5.00
FRI 13 MAR 2020
Wolfgang Flür (Ex-Kraftwerk)
Summerhall, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£20.00
WED 18 MAR 2020
Andy Shauf
Mono, Glasgow19:30£15.50
THU 19 MAR 2020
TUNGZ
Poetry Club, SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£8.00
SAT 21 MAR 2020
Tom McGuire & The Brassholes
Drygate, GlasgowDoors 19:00£15.00
Kendama
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
SUN 22 MAR 2020
Squid
Summerhall, Edinburgh19.0010.00
MON 23 MAR 2020
Clock Opera
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 19:30£10.00
TUE 24 MAR 2020
Douglas Dare
Glad Cafe, Shawlands£9.00
WED 25 MAR 2020
Jay Som
Stereo, Glasgow7.00pm£13.00
THU 26 MAR 2020
Animal Society
& Umbra
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£10.00
Humanist
Nice N Sleazy, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£8.00
FRI 27 MAR 2020
Margaret Glaspy
Mono, Glasgow19:30£14.00
Lee Scratch Perry
Classic Grand, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£25.00
SAT 28 MAR 2020
Nordic Giants
Drygate, Glasgow19:00£16.00
SUN 29 MAR 2020
Lee Scratch Perry
Summerhall, Edinburgh19.30£25.00
Porridge Radio
Glad Cafe, Shawlands7.30 pm£9.00