Angus Fairbairn (aka Alabaster DePlume) has a knack for turning the everyday into the absurd. On the opening track of his recent LP ‘The Corner of the Sphere’, he wails: “I’m making an album / I’m putting my heart and soul into my album / is it enough?” Based in London’s underground, saxophonist and spoken work artist DePlume has a ruthlessly creative and witty approach to experimental pop music; creating eastern-influenced anthems stuffed with richly evocative poetry and odd yery fun-loving melodies.
Signed to Pictish Trail’s Lost Map Records, Alabaster is out playing some fabulous shows this year. He’s supporting The Comet is Coming on their Spring Tour as well as festival hop that takes in Fire in the Mountain, FUSION and the Gilles Peterson curated ‘We Out Here’ Festival.
A little known fact is that Angus was a founder member of Honeyfeet and his collaborative nature as a musician sees him make a new band every month, for an in-the-round performance with fresh material at the 200 capacity East London venue.