YORKSHIRE duo Kimber headline the Victoria Vaults on Friday, launching their debut EP Slow Moon, Long Night at the pub in Nunnery Lane, York.
Already featured on Steve Lamacq’s show on BBC 6 Music, the EP is released by York label Safe Suburban Home Records.
Kimber are producers, multi-instrumentalists and long-time friends Mikey Wilson and Josh Heffernan, whose northern, working-class roots and work ethic emerge in their approach to making music: DIY, self-engineered, self-produced and self-mixed, with both members putting money aside each week to slowly build their shared home studio.
Their studio space has become a sanctuary, with their passion for production and gear allowing Kimber to experiment sonically as well as be self-sufficient artists.
The results are heavily textured with hints of Mount Kimbie in the woozy production, Beach House in the melancholic melodies and New Order in the dynamic basslines. Favouring looseness in their sound, they apply a “performed-not-programmed” ethos, drawn from their passion for capturing an authentic human feel.
Kimber’s music is neither austere electronica nor the simple bounce of new wave, sitting somewhere between the cracks instead.
Chris White, owner of Victoria Vaults, says: “It’s great to see local talent from the York area appearing here. We’re looking forward to a great night.”
Joining Kimber on the 8.30pm triple bill will be support acts Kitty VR and Everything After Midnight; doors open at 7.30pm. Box office: wegottickets.com.
You can watch a Kimber live track for BBC Introducing York here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=833945467417619