Music preview: Red Snapper @ King Tut's, Glasgow

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So tonight, downtempo is going to take acid jazz out on a date. They’ll meet up with their friends leftfield and trip-hop, before heading to a party over at experimental and electronica’s place.

Thinly-disguised genre-dropping has no place in music journalism, you’re right, but Red Snapper are otherwise quite difficult to describe.

The London trio are renowned for fusing electronic loops with acoustic riffs live on stage – creating a moody, groovy sound that both complements and transcends the pace of life.

Comprised of three core members, the band have recorded with various guest musicians since signing to Warp in 1996. Latest album Key – which includes the mischievously upbeat single Loveboat – sees the group collaborating with UNKLE contributor Gavin Clark, saxophonist Tom Challenger and folk singer Eliza Carthy.

While there are many events you can blow £15 on in Glasgow on a Thursday night, you can be sure that this Red Snapper gig – with Glasgow’s own jazz/hip-hop crossover quintet dBass supporting – is one of the catches of the day.