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Gareth Sager

How Can I Help You, When You Don't Want To Help Yourself?

Creeping Bent

Released: 23rd November 2020

CD£9.99 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched tomorrow.


Gareth Sager follows his Creeping Bent triptych of albums with a fabulous new album collection of avant-rock mostly instrumental dubs, How Can I Help You When You Don’t Want To Help Yourself? Standout opener, All You Can Put Me Through features the great Davy Henderson (Fire Engines / Nectarine No. 9 / Sexual Objects) on honey-coated vocals. He is also the cover star.

Gareth Sager is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and composer from Edinburgh and the founding member of post-punk provocateurs The Pop Group, avant-garde jazz / art pop collective Rip Rig & Panic and the unruly Bristol-rooted rock group Head. An industrious collaborator and a prolific solo artist in his own right, Sager has been an unremittingly restless and versatile force in the post-punk era and beyond, throughout a dynamic career of confounding originality.

As a vital presence, both in The Pop Group’s original incarnation and in their subsequent reformation, Sager remains a principal foundation in one of post-punk’s most relentlessly evolutionary and antagonistic groups. His uninhibited approach to instrumentation as a lifelong pianist, guitarist, saxophonist and clarinettist as well as his astute use of electronics in recent material continues to inspirit the band’s momentous radicalism.

NME - “The disco Captain Beefheart…mega”
MOJO - “Pop Group maverick's masterclass in scruffy apres-punk rock’n'roll".