Scout Niblett

Collective Concerts Presents

Scout Niblett

Dope Body, Orchard

Tue, September 17, 2013

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:20 pm

The Silver Dollar

Toronto, ON


This event is 19 and over

Advance Tickets available at: Rotate This and Soundscapes Music

Scout Niblett
Scout Niblett
Emma Louise Niblett, better known by the stage name Scout Niblett, is an English singer and songwriter. Her music is frequently minimal in style, many of her songs consisting merely of vocals accompanied by either drums or guitar, which she mostly plays herself. She is known for her intimate live shows.
Dope Body
Dope Body
There's a positive side to agitation.
Maybe it's been missing from life until
you witnessed this music. Maybe
there's no way to understand your
previously unknown needs until you
hear Natural History by Dope Body.
Then you're fucked and it's fun, in all
the right ways…syyuh!
Dope Body formed in December-of-
2008-Baltimore as an experiment in
musical instincts, jamming and writing
the simplest one-part/one-riff/
one-minute little jerk-off songs that
were the first thing to come to mind
(most ended up on their first tape "20
Pound Brick"). They then set up a novelty basement show
in this super-small/shitty-dungeon/black-mold basement,
with the Great Intention of trying to stoke primal hardcore
thrash vibes in both the music and audience, which at that
point in time was kind of lacking in Baltimore (mostly danceparty-
Wham City-style absurdist shit). It was a great mess of
an experience with drunken beer flying, shirts tearing, glass
breaking, strings snapping, amps frying, cigarette smoke
asphyxiating… so much fun that a silent acknowledgement
was made: don't stop doing this, something feels too right
about it. Dope Body strove to play that kind of show over
and over again since then, somehow maintaining a work
ethic, being fairly prolific without the threat of taking themselves
too seriously – iieeeah!
It's about the freedom of influence
and idea with mutual respect for
internal faults and strengths. Together,
Dope Body is a spasm of
styles and directions, showering
sparks from a half-melted thickness.
Yes, they're a rock band, but that's
acknowledged with apprehension
and indifference. To them, they've
always been a kind of science-labkitchen
thing where the most offthe-
wall and potentially dumbest
shit they can imagine will sometimes
make good things come out. And
this year, some of those things made
Natural History…b(uh)-gah!
Natural History is Dope Body in possession of what might
be their most COMMERCIALLY ACCESSIBLE album ever –
especially if your idea of "commercially accessible" is Half-
Machine Lips Moves/Psychic, Powerless…/or "Salad Days"-
era punk. It also might not resonate with anyone outside
your home or office or immediate circle. But aren't those
outsiders the truly uncommercial ones anyway? Listeners,
expect a few WTGDF moments – for sure, we still have those
moments every time we listen to it. Let it in and embrace
the chaos and you will come out changed on the other end
– and for the better this time asshole! IT IS WHAT IT IS. Aht,
Venue Information:
The Silver Dollar
486 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, ON, M5S 3E6