Gnarls Barkley announce intimate London gig (2008)
Story by Jack Foley
GNARLS Barkley will follow the March 31 release of their highly-anticipated second album The Odd Couple with a very intimate gig at rising London venue 229 on April 3, 2008.
Having previously played venues such as Brixton Academy and Hammersmith Apollo, the show at the 600-capacity 229 on Great Portland Street will be the most personal gig that Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse have played on these shores.
Likely to sell-out with near immediacy, any remaining tickets for the show are on sale at a price of £19.50.
Available now as a digital download release and already heralded as a huge progression from the St Elsewhere debut, The Odd Couple takes the playful creativity that distinguished the duo’s debut St Elsewhere and expands the energy, the soul and the psychological complexity.
The album showcases 13 songs that advance Gnarls Barkley’s vital, unpredictable mission, with tracks like Who’s Gonna Save My Soul mixing melancholy Motown balladry and parched Delta blues, and Surprise juxtaposing its introspective lyrics with sunny backing vocals and insistent spy jazz.
As a first taste of what to expect, lead single Run is already available as a digital download, as well as a physical single in stores. It finds Gnarls Barkley in peak form, combining an energetic and innovative Danger Mouse production with Cee-Lo’s ardent gospel vocals.