Adem + Pete Dale

Saturday 17th March 2018


£10 (+ booking fee) from

Hapless Museum Worker presents…
(Domino Records)

Seconds Are Acorns is the first solo album of original material for nine years from Adem, founder member of postrock band Fridge alongside Four Tet’s Kieran Hebden and one half of Silver Columns with Johnny Lynch aka The Pictish Trail. It is at once connected to his previous albums, Homesongs (2004) and Love And Other Planets (2006), and a departure from them. It is rich in detail but resonant with his biggest, boldest, most confident melodies to date. These are personal songs, sung with typical heartfelt candour, that have the potential to be heard by the broadest audience of Adem’s career. He may sing, on the new record, “There is no need for grand gestures,” but there is a sense on seconds are acorns of a musician seizing the opportunity to create music that is at once intimate yet epic in scope.

His records, released by Domino Records, starting with ‘Homesongs’ have received widespread critical acclaim and were at the forefront of the folktronica movement – not expected from an alternative experimental musician – and he founded, curated and ran the Homefires festival (‘event of the year’ – Time Out), setting him as a tastemaker in the scene, with debut/early uk performances from many artists such as Joanna Newsom, Bat for Lashes, Andrew Bird and Grizzly Bear alongside established artists such as (smog) and Bert Jansch; this led to an invitation from David Byrne to collaborate at Carnegie Hall in New York. He threw another creative curveball by releasing an energetic electro-pop collaboration under the moniker Silver Columns on trend-setter label Moshi Moshi, garnering further respect from the critics and remixing many bands from Underworld to Foals.

Adem has toured his own projects internationally and as a guest musician for artists including Philip Selway (Radiohead), Hot Chip, Damo Suzuki, Vashti Bunyan and Badly Drawn Boy, playing various instruments.

+ Special guest
Pete Dale of Milky Wimpshake/ Slampt Records going solo for the night!

Toot Suite DJs!

The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle.
Saturday 17th March 2018, 7:30pm.

Tickets £10.00 in advance (plus booking fee) from

General admission on the door is £15.00.