The Hidden Cameras / Chilly Gonzales (Piano Talk Solo) / Woodpigeon / Devon Sproule

Canadian Blast: A Celebration of Contemporary Canadian Sound & Vision

2 July 2011 / 19:30

£12.50 - 20

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The night , which starts at 7.30 pm, will be headlined by the utterly extraordinary The Hidden Cameras whose baroque chamber-pop has seen them compared to Phil Spector and Belle and Sebastian. The concert also features lyrically astute, other worldly, almost - orchestral pop from Woodpigeon , rootsy, folk - inflected singer-songwriter Devon Sproule and Canadian electro-pop pioneer, singer-songwriter and producer Chilly Gonzales , who will open the evening with a rare solo “ Piano Talk ” set to complement the screening of his film Ivory Tower .

All four artists will perform for 30 minutes in a show split into two halves.

Woodpigeon - The Way To Happiness (new track)

The Hidden Cameras - In the NA

Woodpigeon - Our Love Is As Tall As The Calgary Tower

Devon Sproule - Stop By Anytime

Produced in association with CIMA (Canadian Independent Music Association), Canadian Blast features some of Canada’s hippest musical exports. 

We have also curated a superb free stage (running from 2.30pm) featuring performances from Linda McRae, Ryan Driver, Mantler, Sandro Perri and Maylee Todd as well as a ClubStage set from DJ Ghostcat. There is also a free screening of last year’s Canadian feature film, Ivory Tower, which features a score from Chilly Gonzales, who co-wrote the film and also co-stars in it. The film, which revolves around a game of chess between two brothers, also features guest turns from Peaches, Feist and Tiga.

Canadian Blast is part of a weekend's worth of celebrations to mark Canada Day. In addition to this, there will be an accompanying open air concert in Trafalgar Square on July 1st, featuring Blue Rodeo, Karkwa and Alex Cuba. For more information, visit

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Barbican & Create 11

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