Until The Ribbon Breaks Latitude 30 on Tuesday, March 17, Bar 96 on Thursday, March 19 and Cedar Street Courtyard on Friday, March 20
There's a unique power to the pairing of music and film; energy harnessed in droves by Pete Lawrie Winfield. The British DJ, producer, and singer elicits an ominous shade of pop under the moniker Until The Ribbon Breaks, fusing R&B beats with prophetic vocals that speak of isolation, social decay, and the crumbling world around us. Winfield's observations are dark, but it's the way they are communicated—with agitated, breathy vocals and lurching synths and drum machines—that demands repeat plays. Considering Until The Ribbon Breaks is a reference to cassettes and films played until they're worn to shreds, the addictive nature of his songs is perhaps not that surprising.