Rebel Soul and Lamp Scientists have teamed up to create ‘Candela’; a night of “mystery and music” at the heritage site; Williamson Tunnels on October 18th. The event takes place to launch the latest ep by Science of the Lamps, the limited run CD and digital release will contain new material from the band including; Scary Smile, Superhero Me and Flames & Firefighters.
Support comes from an exclusive performance by ‘A Fistful of Spooks’, containing members of world renowned act; The Spooky Men’s Chorale.
When The Spooky Men’s Chorale retreated to Australia after their sell-out 2013 UK Tour, a few stalwarts remained. Like a tide-mark in an enamel bath, this collection of UK Spooks are still around, keeping the flame of Spookiness alive in Britain.
“I’m a huge vocal harmony geek, and a massive fan of the incredibly funny and talented Spooky Men’s Chorale, so having the chance to welcome a ‘Fistful’ of them to our EP launch is a great honour.” Kaya, Science of the Lamps
A Fistful of Spooks holding the UK fort for their internationally renowned fellow Spooksters.
Support on the night also comes from; The Good Host with visuals and sounds from X-Ray Katt (The Mixnots) and The Walrus Said… as well as being hosted by comedy theatre company Be Your Own Banana
Both Rebel Soul and Lamp Scientists (a collaboration between the band Science of the Lamps and Dj X-Ray Katt) have a reputation for taking gigs to the next level of audience experience, both of them are involved in Threshold Festival of Music & Arts, The Voodoo Ball and A Culture Less Ordinary, the organisers always aim to take a concept and run it right through every aspect of their events.
“Candela was born out of discussions of science and lamps, the dawn of electricity in a very dark time in the world. The event is inspired by maverick scientists, dark tales of grave robbing doctors and the mysterious world of Nikola Tesla. The Tunnels provide us with the perfect setting for this” – Rory Taylor, Rebel Soul
Science Grrl will also be present to provide an experimental angle to the evening. Science Grrl is a grassroots organisation celebrating and supporting women in science.
The launch follows the best summer yet for Science of the Lamps, a band project led by Kaya, which includes Operation Lightfoot musician Luke Moore and its own vocal harmony section ‘The Usherettes’.
After recording the soundtrack to a forthcoming feature film and playing several festival dates including the hugely successful LIMF Summer Jam at Sefton Park in August, Candela will be their last headline date of 2014.
Advance tickets are available at £6 from Eventbrite and include a free glass of bubbly on arrival to the Tunnels from 8pm. Limited on the door tickets will cost £8 (£6 concessions)
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