On Thursday 20th May at Parr Street’s Studio 2 venue Liverpool Acoustic will be joining forces with Liverpool Sound City to host a free evening of fantastic music from a choice selection of local, national, and international musicians.
Acollectíve is Acollectíve.
Acollectíve is the resonating echoes of quacking ducks in a sealed room, also known as a band, a dual-headed machine of construction-yard-philosophy which consumes every scrap encountered, from banged-up Folk to burned-down Middle-Eastern-Funk, breaking hips and shaking hearts along the way.
Acollectíve is a 7-piece supergroup of some of the most popular indie musicians in Israel, fronted by Idan Rabinovici and Roy Rieck. Formed in 2008, it started out as a spontaneous musical gathering on the main boulevard of Tel-Aviv in protest of the insufficient number of spontaneous musical gatherings. Like many protests, this too was misinterpreted, quickly becoming a weekly cult gathering, leading inexplicably yet inevitably to the founding of the band.
Acollectíve were soon playing to packed-out audiences, establishing a loyal fan-base, and gaining critical acclaim and extensive airplay in Israel – all this without any support or plan of any sort. Since 2009 the band have toured and lived between Israel, France and the UK, quickly earning a local following and a reputation for show-stopping concerts, wherever they are.
Acollectíve are a mesmerising live experience, a mayhem of whisky, sweat, and a seemingly infinite arsenal of genres and musical instruments – mixing up boogied-folk, electronic-jazz and a Middle Eastern-bluesy twang. Their distinctive captivating sound and energetic stage presence has led to support slots for Okkervil River and Jose Gonzalez, amongst others, and even a recording session at the Manic Street Preachers’ private studio, courtesy of the band. Acollectíve are currently recording their next album, for release in early 2011.
Acollectíve is Acollectíve. Words are nice. Music is better. Join the fun.
The album Never Trust The Holy Gracious Medley Band is available to buy from
Graham Holland is the owner and editor of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and runs Liverpool Acoustic’s award-winning live music events with local musician Stuart Todd. In real life he’s a Web Development Officer, has been producing podcasts on a regular basis since July 2006, and runs a number of websites for other organisations. He lives in Wavertree with his husband and their cat Xiao Hei.
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