Thu, 02 Dec | Bobiks at The Punch Bowl Hotel

Robert Sotelo

A mercurial melodist building a resplendent world of pristine DIY pop from the ground up.
Robert Sotelo

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02 Dec, 17:00 – 03 Dec, 23:00
Bobiks at The Punch Bowl Hotel , 125 Jesmond Rd, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1JY, UK

About the Event

ROBERT SOTELO is a mercurial melodist building a resplendent world of pristine DIY pop from the ground up. 

The Glasgow-based artist's songs are meticulously crafted, patchworked together with eclectic arrangements and ardent vocal performances. Each of his albums to date has been accompanied by a growth-spurt, 2017's debut 'Cusp' was packed with miniature psych overtures, whilst 2018's 'Botanical' was more keyboard-minded and playful with a near-absurdist palette of sound. 'Infinite Sprawling' came out towards the end of 2019 and surprised with songs pulled together like a wakeful stretch, brisk with a lightness of touch. This was neatly followed by 'Leap & Bounce' melding a sparse synth-pop minimalism to an emotional undertow. 

This November, Upset The Rhythm will release Robert Sotelo's vivid new album 'Celebrant'. 'Celebrant' was intended to be and still is to some extent a joyous wedding album (Sotelo is recently married), but in his own words "the pandemic and the death of my aunt Carmen intersected with the original concept so the album is darker than intended in places." 

Joining Robert Sotelo on this tour will be AMERICAN SOUND, the new project from Design A Wave’s Tom Hirst. And opening the show will be KLEEVEX aka Archipelago’s Faye MacCalman and Yeah You’s Gwilly Edmondez.

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