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A Certain Ratio

Thursday 16th November 2023
The Face Bar, Reading The Face Bar
Ambrose Place
Chatham Street

Doors at 7:30pm

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Heavy Pop presents A Certain Ratio

- A Certain Ratio -

“A Certain Ratio’s blend of knife-edge tension and funkateer abandon is a style that’s theirs and theirs only” – Uncut
“A gloriously heady mix evoking the ecstatic spirit of a chemical haze” – METRO

A Certain Ratio have announced a unique tour that celebrates 45 years of the band’s incredible career. The show will see A Certain Ratio perform two separate sets: the first set will represent the early years of their career from their Factory releases, including ‘All Night Party’ Sextet and Force, through to the next stage of their journey when they joined A&M in the late ‘80s, with songs such as ‘Won’t Stop Loving You’. The band will then reconvene for a set representing ACR from the early to mid-‘90s period, with songs like ’27 Forever’ leading into their most recent releases with tracks from ACR Loco and 1982 and beyond to unreleased forthcoming material.

Since they emerged from the hallowed grounds of the late 70s punk scene, A Certain Ratio have moved with gleeful disregard for boundaries of style and genre, their eye fixed firmly on constant progression. It’s an ethos that’s open-minded over all else, and that’s seen them take everything from experimental electronica to vintage funk, filtered through their own Mancunian lens. From their first release, ‘All Night Party’ (1979, Factory Records) to the present day with their recent album, 1982 (2023, Mute) – home to recent singles ‘Holy Smoke’, the BBC 6Music playlisted ‘SAMO’ and ‘Afro Dizzy’ plus ‘Waiting on a Train’ - they defy expectation.

A chance to see this most singular of bands performing tracks from across their 45-year career – all in chronological order, so expect classic finale tracks like ‘Shack Up’, ‘Knife Slits Water’ and ‘Si Fimir O Grido’ to hit much earlier in the set – in an intimate venue.

Please note: no support acts on the night- All ACR.

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The Face Bar
Ambrose Place
Chatham Street

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