There are few cult figures more disturbing than Momus. With songs about abuse of sexual power, adultery and necrophilia, Momus has been unsettling audiences for nearly twenty years, and counts the Pet Shop Boys, David Bowie and Marilyn Manson as acolytes. In Japan he is followed by screaming teenage girls and now lives full-time in Berlin.
No stranger to physical dysfunction, the ‘tender Scottish pervert’ has not only written a song wherein Clockwork Orange composer and sex-change musician Wendy Carlos travels back in time to meet and marry his pre-operation self, but now wears an eye-patch due to losing an eye after contracting acanthamoeba keratitis from a contact lens case washed with Greek tap water.
His performance at the Star + Shadow will be a one-off date, and a rare trip to the UK. This two-hour “chronological cruise of never-before-performed songs” will be a highlight of the Newcastle gigging year.
Tickets £10 in advance from Alt.vinyl (or on the night if there are any left)