Fake Laugh + Eton Mess + Aldous RH (DJ')
The Peer Hat, Manchester
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 at 7:30pm - Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 at 11:00pm
Fake Laugh’s self-titled debut album arrives this July as the delicate accumulation of years of experimentation. Unfurling slowly, the full length has been a gradual process: part playfulness, part search for pop perfection. Tuning into the digital disconnect of contemporary life, the album is a vivid rummage through the familiar worlds of love, confusion and self-questioning, refocused through the bright lens of Berlin-born, London-based artist Kamran Khan.
Currently touring as a member of The Japanese House, and having previously played in Lovepark and Oscar, Khan has been tirelessly grasping time in between for writing and recording whenever possible. A busy 2016 saw Khan release the energetic 'Ice' EP, the bubbly trepidation of double A-side 'Mind Tricks/Birdsong Lullaby' and the more complex and serene ‘Great Ideas’ EP. All three were important steps towards setting the foundations for his debut album.
Khan confesses that once upon a time Fake Laugh was “a bit of fun on the side”. However, now with the project his sole focus, there’s a revitalised commitment to recording that saw him finishing the album this year. Working with producer Theo Verney (Traams, O.Chapman, Thee MVPS), Khan brought the intimacy of his bedroom recordings and sentimental lyrics to glistening pop melodies that belie a much bigger and more accomplished sound.
Inspired by the likes of Broadcast and Beach House, Verney and Khan looked to create something opaque but gripping. Or as Khan puts it: "ambitious good pop songs".
Take a listen here:
+ Eton Mess
W/ Aldous RH DJ'
at The Peer Hat
The Peer Hat , 14 - 16 Faraday Street , Manchester