Yours & Owls presents
Spiral Stairs (Pavement) // Steppy-P // Enfant Terrible Tickets
8:00pm, Fri 8 December, 2017
Rad Bar, NSW
US indie lynchpin Spiral Stairs (Scott Kannberg of Pavement) returns to Australia for a string of intimate shows this December in support of new album Doris And The Daggers.This second solo album is a diverse and upbeat affair, the lyrics touching upon both the happiest and saddest aspects of the human condition, and even features guest spots from luminaries such as Matt Berninger (The National) and Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene).
Doris And The Daggers is an album which showcases a whole new side to indie rock legend Scott Kannberg.It drips with a newfound sophistication withoutever becoming staid, the songs and arrangements well-crafted and incorporating everything from '70s horns to '80s synths and of course flourishes of the '90s indie with which Spiral Stairsis so synonymous. It's a diverse batch too,veering from the Roxy Music meets Wire slink of lead single Dance (Cry Wolf) through The Fall- esque clatter of Dundee Manto the Talking Heads-inspired faux-funk of No Comparison with consummate ease.
As strong a collection of songs to carry Spiral Stairs' name since the halcyondays of Pavement,Doris And The Daggers showcases an artist growing both older and away from his roots gracefully, and reflects a new more mature set of influences accrued across the journey of a life well-lived.