Tim Bowness, in the role of vocalist and lyricist for progressive duo No-Man, has amassed a lengthy body of work exploring a wide range of tonalities and approaches. From dancehall electronic pop to subtle ambient movements, his twist on and contributions to Steven Wilson’s music have always been unique.
In Henry Fool, however, Bowness takes on a whole other role, nurturing along the King Crimson-esque instrumental compositions with guitar instead of his vocal chords. Specifically, I get major vibes recalling some of the ProjeKct records, as their spacey jams and odd rhythms intermingle in similar ways. On their new release Men Singing, tracks like “Everyone in Sweden” alternate between nearly ambient passages of sax soloing by Myke Clifford and funky outbursts highlighting great interplay between bassist Peter Chilvers and drummer Andrew Booker. (more…)
No-Man began a short tour in Krakow, Poland last night to promote the band’s new live album ‘Love and Endings‘. The band, comprised of Tim Bowness, Steven Wilson, Michael Bearpark, Steve Bingham, Pete Morgan, Stephen Bennett and Andy Booker took to the stage to perform a 90 minute setlist, which you can see below by using the spoiler tag box. I’ve also added some excellent photos, taken by Grzegorz Furlaga for Muzyka.pl.
|Spoiler Inside: No-Man - Live in Krakow 2012 Setlist||SelectShow>|
Together We’re Stranger
No-Man’s lead singer Tim Bowness has confirmed in an interview with Progressive Rock Magazine that the band are ‘hoping to play one new song, which we finished in rehearsals this week’. No-Man have been working on the follow up to 2008′s ‘Schoolyard Ghosts’ for a while now, but no release date has been announced. In order to promote the recently released live album ‘Love and Endings‘ the band are going out and touring the UK and Europe next week. You can buy tickets from No-Man’s official website, here.
“We’ve rehearsed all the material from Love And Endings, plus quite a few more pieces, several of which have never been played lived before. We’ll be performing a full 90-minute show, but have about two hours of material at our disposal. The set list spans the band’s entire existence, from our late 1980s studio experiments through to our recent Kscope label releases.” – Tim Bowness
Just a small reminder about the upcoming No-Man tour this autumn – Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson will be touring the UK, Germany, Poland and Holland on a short five date tour. Head to our tour article here for ticket links for individual shows – but be quick, I’ve heard that these shows are selling out fast! No-Man are promoting ‘Love and Endings‘ on this tour, a live album recorded at the Burning Shed 10th Anniversary Concert in October last year.
Update: I’ve added three new announced dates to the tour table below, two for Germany and one for Poland.
After yesterday’s news that a No-Man gig had been announced, here’s the official announcement regarding the upcoming tour. The band will be playing in London at the Islington Assembly Hall on September 2nd. The band’s lineup will be identical to the band that recorded the live album ‘Love and Endings‘ last year at the Leamington Spa Assembly. I’ll continually update the tour table below with new dates and ticket links, as they are announced.
NO-MAN 2012 TOUR
|26-08-2012||Poland, Krakow, Klub Studio||Buy Tickets|
|28-08-2012||Germany, Aschaffenburg, Colos-saal||Buy Tickets|
|29-08-2012||Germany, Cologne, Gloria Theatre||Buy Tickets|
|31-08-2012||Zoetermeer, Netherlands, Boerderij||Buy Tickets|
|02-09-2012||London, UK, Islington Assembly Hall||Buy Tickets|