Bicurious are Gavin Purcell and Taran Plouzané; a confused, loud, experimental two-piece from Dublin, Ireland and Brest, France. They’ve built a loyal fanbase through extensive touring and have won over crowds both at home and abroad, establishing themselves as a recognizable force on the European instrumental rock scene. Known for riff sing-alongs, grooves that open up mosh pits and get heads banging and the undeniable chemistry between the two remarkable musicians, Bicurious have taken their captivating live show from sweaty private rehearsal rooms to festival stages across Europe for the last four years.
Bicurious juxtapose spacey and rhythmic with heavy and delirious. They build wide, engaging soundscapes that sway between math-rock riffs, post-rock progressions and noisy breakdowns, while keeping a strong focus on catchy hooks. Bicurious’ songs often feature vocal samples from political figures, which aim to bring to light social injustice in Ireland and beyond.
Formed in 2016, Bicurious released their debut singles Sugar Beats and T.O.I in 2017. Their debut EP I’m So Confused was crowd-funded by fans through an Indiegogo campaign and a packed-out fundraiser gig in 2017, just a year and a half after the band’s formation, and was released in 2018. The lead single from the EP, Sleep, has clocked up just under three million streams on Spotify. In March 2019 the band released the single I Don't Do Drugs, I Just Sweat a Lot, followed by a UK tour and festival appearances at Knockanstockan, Vantastival, Electric Picnic and more in Summer 2019. Bicurious embarked on their biggest tour to date in the Winter 2019, which took them across Europe, each performance met with praise and new fans who left the show just a little Bicurious.
They released their debut album (re)constructed on the 30 July to critical acclaim from the likes of Metal Hammer, Noizze UK and Distorted Sound Magazine. They see it as their most ambitious and accomplished work yet, as it thematically follows a timeline of events highlighting the members’ dramatic life changes in the last 3 years.
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The beginning of February marks Independent Venue Week; a chance to celebrate all the great grassroots music gigs that take place, like Bicurious, in our small venue.
Event: Wednesday 2 February, 8pm
Book tickets for Live Stream to your Home - Bicurious + Support at Hampshire Cultural Trust's West End Centre, Aldershot now!
Event line-up is subject to change. You will receive a private online link ahead of the gig.