FRIDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2018
20.00 - 23.00
Modern Studies are a band from Scotland-via-Lancashire.
They released their debut LP ‘Swell to Great‘ through Song, by Toad Records in September 2016.
It was named the 19th best LP of 2016 by MOJO Magazine, and one of the 12 best LPs of 2016 by The Herald.
In August 2017, Modern Studies staged 'Sounding', a run of audio-visual shows, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Swell to Great was reissued by Fire Records in October 2017.
Modern Studies’ second LP, Welcome Strangers is released by Fire Records on 18th May 2018 and has been receiving rave reviews.
Praise for Welcome Strangers:
“Old and new, sweet and sharp, Welcome Strangers holds you in an ambiguous, but utterly enchanting, embrace… songs that suggest a muddy-hemmed Jim O’Rourke lost in a field in rural Perthshire.” **** MOJO
“Melancholic magic… recalls Johnny Marr’s hazier reveries and the febrile, electrified folk of Polly Harvey’s Let England Shake.” 8/10 UNCUT
“Sit up and take note; Modern Studies are setting the standards for intelligent pop in 2018.” **** Record Collector
“A stunning second album. Welcome Strangers looks likely to feature strongly in the lists of 2018’s best albums.” 90 %, The Fountain