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Post modern pop renegade James Ferraro on European tour

Apart from dressing a little like a member of The Rogues (you know, the baddie gang who framed The Warriors) – he is from NY after all – James Ferraro is one of our most significant contributors to (post) modern pop music. His latest album, 2011's 'Far Side Virtual' (Hippo In Tanks), which mashes up everything from Disney jingles to sounds ripped straight from his desktop, was one of the most intriguing of the year. Riffing on the facets of cyber-culture, sampling TV skits and layering sequential bites from '80s movie, muzak and computer game soundtracks, Ferraro's music comes on like a digital stream of consciousness. As orchestral as it is synthetically cut and pasted, his vision is a conceptual one, delivered decoratively, emotionally but with absolute accessibility despite it's angular formula. It's art-pop at its finest.

As part of a European tour touching Primavera, Berghain and Milan, UK and Irish heads can witness this creative renegade in solitary action live at The Joinery (Dublin, 16th June), The Berkeley Suite (17th June) and Birthdays (London, 18th June).

European tour 

June 1st – Copenhagen, Distortion Festival

June 2nd – Barcelona, Primavera Sound

June 5th – Koln, Stadtgarden

June 6th – Oslo, Bla

June 7th – Stockholm, Debaser Slussen

June 8th – Berlin, Berghain

June 9th – Porto, Primavera Optimus

June 10th – Porto, Primavera Optimus @ Casa Da Musica

June 12th – Milan, TBA

June 13th – Faenza, TBA

June 15th – Moscow, Strelka

June 16th – Dublin, The Joinery

June 17th – Glasgow, The Berkeley Suite

June 18th – London, Birthdays