Friday 25 March 2016, 8pm
“Momus is the perfect rock star for the 21st century.” – Pitchfork
“The David Bowie of the art-pop underground.” – The Guardian
“One of the most provocative, intelligent songwriters around; someone who'll tackle sexuality, (im)morality, and the sins of the world with almost embarrassing sincerity.” – NME
“I feel like I’ve seen a lot of Momus, but each time I do some aspect of his appearance is different… kimonos, shepherd’s waistcoats, harem pants, snoods, plaid smoking jackets, fluorescent cycling gloves.” – The Quietus
“Alexander Pope reincarnated as a pop star.” – The AV Club
Nick Currie, more popularly known under the artist name Momus (after the Greek god of mockery), is a Scottish songwriter who lives in Japan. He also writes fiction and reviews contemporary art.
A veteran of British indie labels, Momus is currently in the midst of a re-release program which will see all his early material reissued by Cherry Red. His latest LP of new compositions is Scobberlotchers — a response to Brexit and Trump — and his latest novel is Popppappp, the tale of two graphic designers captured by fanatical followers of Mark E. Smith.