Manchester based music collective Oystercatcher have announced dates for their first South African tour. At its core are vocals and bass duo Caitlin Laing and Tom Chapman, but their philosophy is to make each live performance unique by constantly varying line-ups and arrangements. With a strong emphasis on songwriting as a duo this is always at the heart of their music but is continually recontextualized by the different line-ups that they use, ranging from just bass and vocals to a full Orchestra. They also use their freedom as arrangers to explore different soundworlds in the studio, braving unorthodox techniques to create recordings that have a separate identity to their live performances. Some of their key influences include Moses Sumney, James Blake and Kate Bush.
Watch Oystercatcher perform Glue Live at the International Anthony Burgess Centre:
Saturday 28th September – The Old Mill Food & Craft Fair – Magaliesburg
Sunday 29th September – Hell’s Kitchen – Johannesburg
Wednesday 9th October – Striped Horse Kloof Street – Cape Town
Thursday 10th October- The Raptor Room – Cape Town
Saturday 12th October- Secret House Party – Cape Town