Harmonic presents Phosphorescent at The Workman’s Club
July 17th 8pm
As a warm-up to their sold out show opening for The National at Iveagh Gardens on July 18th Matthew Houck plays an intimate show at The Workmans Club the night before.
“… a place where well-worn sounds are the most beloved, where ideas and poses are settled into like old chairs. On Muchacho, Houck invests this world with new beauty and profundity.” Pitchfork Best New Music 8.8.
“Phosphorescent has followed 2010?s country-rock homage Here’s To Taking It easy with an equally magnificent beast, mixing country jams with claustrophobic electronica and mournful Mariachi horns to create a beautiful but discomforting album.” UNCUT ****
Nearly three years on from his breakthrough album Here’s To Taking It Easy, in 2013 Phosphorescent returned to the fray with his most stunning record yet: Muchacho . During the last album’s ‘cycle’, one could almost hear jaws hitting the floor witnessing a live band of such infinite verve. Not only did the album draw high praise in the form of Mojo’s ‘Album of the Month’ (#8 End of Year), Sunday Times & The Independent ‘Albums of the Week’, hit Rough Trade’s Top 5 Best of the Year, but the band also supported The National over the course of three sold out nights at Brixton Academy, a show that The Independent gave 5/5 and called “a sublime, joyous gig”.