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Neu! Reekie! - When Comets Collide
Pilrig St Paul's Church
Edinburgh United Kingdom
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Neu! Reekie! - When Comets Collide
Neu! Reekie! (with City Link Festival) - starring:

- plus hosts Michael Pedersen & Kevin Williamson

Neu! Reekie! dismantle the structures and snobberies dividing high and low art - art is for everyone.
(The Skinny)

A wonderful world of progressive cultural verve.
(The List)

Scotland's favourite avant-garde noisemakers
(The Skinny)

This year City Link connects the professional, cultural and artistic communities of Edinburgh and Copenhagen with a festival across 4 days in Edinburgh from 24-27th September. City Link nurtures a network of people from Edinburgh and Copenhagen with ideas that could link cities, discuss local initiatives, inspire each other and investigate possibilities of co-creating cities across Europe. The Festival is initiated by GivRum, an urban life organisation, which works towards the promotion of democratic cities.
@CityLinkFest / #CityLinkEd


are an experimental pop group who blend neon-lit programmed 808, minimalist guitar, glacial bass and distortion; filtered under hypnotizing and ephemeral vocals. The minimal elements here ebb and flow to produce moments of warm ASMR-inducing intimacy which build into heavy plates of drone and electronic processing. Their debut EP 'Youth Mode' was released earlier this year on LuckyMe Records to critical acclaim and the band have since been in New York working on their debut album. They also recently produced a track  Moshin In The Front, for rapper/performance artist Mykki Blanco's latest release 'Gay Dog Food'.  The band, now located in London, are previous Edinburgh residents and guests of Neu Reekie. See:

'A hypnotic mix of glassy beats and thick beautiful melodies, reminiscent of Bjork'
'This Edinburgh Trio already feel addictive'
(The Fader)

One of the country's most intriguing artists, Harman creates works that delights and provokes in equal measure. Harman's work frequently has an element of performance, even if the performance itself remains unseen until unveiled by the artwork.
"Glass act: student fined for smashing gallery window and calling it art" (The Guardian)
"There has obviously been a profound level of misunderstanding of the raison d'ĂȘtre of Kevin's work"
(Richard Demarco)
"He's tidied up the coming thing"
(Davy Henderson / SOBs)

Is a singer, songwriter and producer. See:

"This producer sticks out. Her downcast electronic soul has a pop edge but hidden depths, with the soft, lilting arrangements matched against her imposing, emotive voice. Lisa Alma's powerful songwriting seems to dwell on shadow, allusion."
- Clash Music (UK)
"one of the most exciting new artists around"
Record Rewind Play (UK)
"More a poet than a pop star"
(Seattle Times)

'Where there's poetry, anarchy and energy, Rodney Relax is to be found. He was one of the group of writers who were the dynamo for Rebel Inc in its early days. Then with Sandie Craigie and some others he generated a sporadic literary efflorescence, the Yellow Café, which always guarantees a night that will etch its way into your memory.Rodney, who has been called Edinburgh's punk poet legend, is not an easy man to box.' From:

Rabiya Choudhry is an artist based in Leith, Edinburgh. Her work has been previously shown at the Edinburgh International Festival and various galleries nationally and internationally. Her paintings are visual exorcisms of family, religion, sexuality and cultural identity. She is thrilled to be performing at Neu! Reekie! for the first time.

The Danish Armed Forces and Peter Voss-Knude have written a music record in an official collaboration that will be released in December 2015. Peter and the Danish Defence uses the narratives of young veterans from Afghanistan as material for compositions. The war journalistic ambitions are facilitated through his s that can be categorized as a hybrid between Wikileaks and Laurie Anderson.  See:

is a swedish vocalist and composer, situated in Copenhagen.
Qarin arrived in Copenhagen in 2001 to study at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory for 5 years.  She rapidly became a significant part of the alternative music scene in Copenhagen, with ensembles such as Attaboy, Sekten, Babakarej and Kostcirkeln. She also started collaborating with contemporary choreographers. She became a member of ILK, the leading record label for new jazz and avant-garde. Qarin has a catalogue of 14 releases so far, where she is either composer, lyricist or co-writer, and a dozen of releases appearing as a side-woman in other peoples bands. Nominee and receiver of several Danish jazz GrammiesIn 2012 she received the 3-years grant from the Danish Arts Council.Over the past few years, Qarin has been gradually evolving within the field of electronics, especially with groups and projects of freely improvised music, such as Pistol no. 9, Bloody Lotion, and Shitney Spears.

is an Estonian saxophone player and composer living in Copenhagen, Denmark. Faust is best known in the fields of third stream jazz, modern big band music, improvised music and other more alternative music styles. She is a member and co-founder of the musical collective and record label Barefoot Records.  Maria Faust is a multiple winner of Danish Music Awards 2014 in categories "Jazz Composer of the Year" and "Cross-over Record of the Year". She has been nominated to Estonian Music Awards several times. See further:


Neu! Reekie! dismantle the structures and snobberies dividing high and low art - art is for everyone.
(The Skinny)

A wonderful world of progressive cultural verve.
(The List)

Scotland's favourite avant-garde noisemakers
(The Skinny)

FOOD is available from ALTERNATIVE ROOTS....

With thanks to Jazz Denmark.

Neu Reekie is supported by Creative Scotland.



Pilrig St Paul's Church (View)
1A Pilrig Street
Edinburgh EH6 5AH
United Kingdom



Minimum Age: 18


Owner: Neu! Reekie!
On BPT Since: Aug 11, 2012
Neu Reekie

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