HENGE | RFB MONO / A.A. WILLIAMS | RFB MONO / A.A. WILLIAMS | RFB BILLY NOMATES | RFB SLOW PULP | RFB Elder Island | RFB Elder Island | RFB OM | RFB Dream Wife | RFB CANCELLED: The Proper Ornaments | RFB Courtney Marie Andrews | RFB CANCELLED: MJ Cole Presents Madrugada | RFB CANCELLED: Gotts Street Park | RFB Postponed: Swans | RFB Deeper | RFB Leifur James | RFB Caro | RFB Bing & Ruth | RFB Feng Suave | RFB Squirrel Flower | RFB Nathan Fake | RFB Emma-Jean Thackray | RFB Happyness / Pet Shimmers / LIME | RFB Rescheduled: Jon Bryant / Blackaby | RFB Petrie | RFB The Rapture | RFB Cubicolor | RFB Thaiboy Digital | RFB Pompeya / Swim Mountain | RFB Postponed: Spacey Jane | RFB Postponed: Spacey Jane | RFB Sarah Klang | RFB Anna Burch | RFB Born Ruffians | RFB Pyjaen | RFB RESCHEDULED: U.S. Girls | RFB Postponed: OM / Pharaoh Overlord | RFB Rescheduled - Melt Yourself Down | RFB Junior Brother / Organ Morgan | RFB Bonjour January: Dream Wife | RFB Bonjour January: Rhumba Club | RFB Bonjour January: Lucy Lu / Tracy Sada / Kyanos | RFB Altin Gun | RFB Dana Gavanski / Margot | RFB Tony Njoku / Glows DJ | RFB Pottery / DJ Lactose Intolerant | RFB Twen / Blackaby / All Cats Are Beautiful | RFB Swans / Norman Westberg | RFB Far Caspian | RFB Ollie Wride / NINA | RFB Rescheduled: Henry Green | RFB Rescheduled: Henry Green / Superheart | RFB Rescheduled: Henry Green | RFB Konradsen / Ajimal / Honeyglaze | RFB Klein / Mark Leckey | RFB RESCHEDULED - Soccer Mommy | RFB Honey Harper / Taylor Skye | RFB Colossal Squid / Slugabed | RFB Lonnie Holley / LA Timpa | RFB Sega Bodega / Lucinda Chua | RFB Lauran Hibberd | RFB Purple Pilgrims / Sofia Wolfson | RFB RESCHEDULED: Louis Cole Big Band / Genevieve Artadi | RFB Squirrel Flower / Hailaker | RFB Pharmakon | RFB WIRE | RFB The Orielles / Lazarus Kane / PVA | RFB Strawberry Guy / L.A. Peach | RFB Peggy Sue | RFB Mayra Andrade | RFB Devon Welsh | RFB Swans / Norman Westberg | RFB Swans / Norman Westberg | RFB Polica / Warm Digits | RFB M.T Hadley | RFB M.T Hadley | RFB Gengahr / Fake Laugh / Bessie Turner | RFB Michael Head and The Red Elastic Band / Psycho Comedy | RFB Slaughter Beach, Dog | RFB Crumb / Deep Tan | RFB Los Campesinos! | RFB Los Campesinos! | RFB Emmanuel Jal & Nyaruach / Baba Ali | RFB Starcrawler / Pretty Sick / Glossii | RFB Oshun / Dope Saint Jude | RFB Harvey Causon / Sans Soucis / Tracy Sada | RFB Giant Swan / Ossia / Dis Fig | RFB Your Smith | RFB Toy present hollowed out | RFB Deep Deep Water / Yehan Jehan | RFB Yung Sham / John Myrtle | RFB The Low Anthem present Oh My God, Charlie Darwin | RFB Algiers / Esya / Apostille | RFB Marika Hackman / Husky Loops | RFB Beverly Glenn-Copeland / LA Timpa | RFB Velvet Negroni / Tony Njoku / Tracy Sada | RFB Battles | RFB Black Mountain / Mass Datura | RFB Broen / Dominic Wolf | RFB

Whilst we’re sad to be missing our favourite day in summer with you all this year, we are delighted to announce that we will be back for our eighth year on Saturday 7th August 2021.

With previous years seeing the likes of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Black Country, New Road, Idles, Fat White Family and so many more, we can promise you that next year will be even bigger and better!

Visions Festival 2021

07 Aug 2021

To be announced...

Various Venues


London Fields
E8 3RH

1PM

£25

Henge will be playing their out of this world genre, known as “cosmic dross”, which they claimed to have played in many planets across the galaxy, ahead of the release of their album "Exokosm", penned for release on 25th September!

Attention Earth!

This is HENGE.

We come in the name of rave.

We bring you the gift of Cosmic Dross - a kind of music new to your world.

We have news. Planet Earth is an experiment.

Your species was sent codes from space, to help you love and dance.

But your leaders grew scared. They hid the codes from you. Now your consciousness shrinks and they destroy your world with weapons of war.

Ravelings of Earth, rebel! Absorb the mutated frequencies of Cosmic Dross. There are no Earth words to describe these sounds. But you will learn how to love and dance again.

This is your future. Put down the weapons. Unite. And colonise space.

 

HENGE

10 Mar 2021

+ Special Guests

Village Underground

54 Holywell Lane
London
EC2A 3PQ

7pm

£15

MONO

Following a now iconic, sell out show at Barbican Centre, MONO (Japan) are back in the UK capital for a special run of intimate shows.

MONO are placed as both progenitor and progressor within their scene. They're like no other artist - visceral, engrossing and showing no signs of decay after two decades spent creating waves of beautiful and expansive rock music.

Joining them, AA Williams brings her rapturous blend of post-rock and post-classical, which is being celebrated off the back of her new record Forever Blue.

 

MONO / A.A. WILLIAMS

11 Apr 2021

+ A.A. WILLIAMS

EartH

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd
London
N16 8BH

6.00

£22.50

MONO

Following a now iconic, sell out show at Barbican Centre, MONO (Japan) are back in the UK capital for a special run of intimate shows.

MONO are placed as both progenitor and progressor within their scene. They're like no other artist - visceral, engrossing and showing no signs of decay after two decades spent creating waves of beautiful and expansive rock music.

Joining them, AA Williams brings her rapturous blend of post-rock and post-classical, which is being celebrated off the back of her new record Forever Blue.

 

MONO / A.A. WILLIAMS

10 Apr 2021

+ A.A. Williams 

Lafayette

11 Goods Way
London
N1C 4DP

6.00

£22.50

The latest addition to Britain's post-punk sprechgesang-wave, Billy Nomates, will be playing MOTH CLUB in Feb 2021, following the release of her debut album, Billy Nomates, released by Invada Records on 7 August.

She defiantly affirms the power of refusal with her new, stark and bassy cut, 'No', which gained her support from 6 Music and beyond. Her live shows are a thrilling, lost-in-the-moment spectacle. An angular, awkward display of involuntary dance moves and raging physicality that reflects her desire to provoke and cause a reaction. Any reaction.

 

BILLY NOMATES

12 Feb 2021

+ special guests

Moth Club

Valette Street
London
E9 6NU

7.30

£10

Originally hailing from Wisconsin, the four-piece moved to Chicago together last September where they wrote and mostly recorded their latest EP 'Big Day' in a Michigan cabin in January. 

The 2019 release has been described as a breath of fresh air, pairing shoegaze-esque instrumentals with smooth vocal melodies.

 

SLOW PULP

18 Feb 2021

+ special guests

The Shacklewell Arms

71 Shacklewell Lane
London
E8 2EB

7pm

£10

ELDER ISLAND

Carving out a genre-defying space for themselves in our musical landscape, Elder Island captivate with shapeshifting songs wherein textures matter as much as melodies, and lyrics are littered with crypticism. The trio’s music cherry-picks and transforms elements from genres as diverse as electronica, house, pop and neo-soul. The result is a web of sound that threads poetic lyricism and unfamiliar instruments over a backdrop of electronic elements and synth-heavy dance beats.

Elder Island are singer and cellist Katy Sargent, bassist and beat engineer Luke Thornton and guitarist and synth virtuoso David Havard. The trio met in Bristol during university and their respective studies in fine art, photography and graphic design have doubtlessly provided the band with its diverse creative sustenance.

Formed six years ago as an experiment-come-hobby, the city brought them together through house-shares and nights spent out dancing. Bristol’s genre-splicing music scene providing fertile ground for inspiration and opportunity. What began with casual jam sessions at home grew into something more serious when in 2014 an eponymously titled debut EP took off, giving reason for the band to concentrate more time on musical endeavours. In their following EP, 2016’s Seeds In Sand the band found their feet, and indeed, their sound. Where their debut EP had been an ambient soundscape of field recordings, loops and percussive elements, its follow-up was a more cohesive collection of five dance-influenced tracks.

Elder Island

17 Mar 2021

+ special guests

Oval Space

29, 32 The Oval
London
E2 9DT

7pm

£20

ELDER ISLAND

Carving out a genre-defying space for themselves in our musical landscape, Elder Island captivate with shapeshifting songs wherein textures matter as much as melodies, and lyrics are littered with crypticism. The trio’s music cherry-picks and transforms elements from genres as diverse as electronica, house, pop and neo-soul. The result is a web of sound that threads poetic lyricism and unfamiliar instruments over a backdrop of electronic elements and synth-heavy dance beats.

Elder Island are singer and cellist Katy Sargent, bassist and beat engineer Luke Thornton and guitarist and synth virtuoso David Havard. The trio met in Bristol during university and their respective studies in fine art, photography and graphic design have doubtlessly provided the band with its diverse creative sustenance.

Formed six years ago as an experiment-come-hobby, the city brought them together through house-shares and nights spent out dancing. Bristol’s genre-splicing music scene providing fertile ground for inspiration and opportunity. What began with casual jam sessions at home grew into something more serious when in 2014 an eponymously titled debut EP took off, giving reason for the band to concentrate more time on musical endeavours. In their following EP, 2016’s Seeds In Sand the band found their feet, and indeed, their sound. Where their debut EP had been an ambient soundscape of field recordings, loops and percussive elements, its follow-up was a more cohesive collection of five dance-influenced tracks.

Elder Island

16 Mar 2021

+ special guests

Oval Space

29, 32 The Oval
London
E2 9DT

7pm

£20

OM

Where GOD IS GOOD was the first step in a more ornate and sophisticated direction for OM, ADVAITIC SONGS achieves a level of composition that would’ve been impossible to foresee.

There remains the singularity of purpose that is the core of all OM records, but no single reason can account for this comprehensive nature of their evolution.

On this album the core primary sound of OM remains, yet everything reaches further and becomes more of itself. Whatever drone-doom camp that OM had previously been placed in has been decimated by the sheer imagination and expansive quality of this recording. For a band that has continually followed its own course, and stood alone in its sound and approach, ADVAITIC SONGS for certain, is the band’s most focused, progressive document.

OM

29 May 2021

+ special guests

EartH

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston
London
N16 8BH

7pm

£22.50

DREAM WIFE

"Punk rock trio Dream Wife make music that flips a middle finger to convention.” – The FADER

"The art-school project that’s evolved into one of indie-rock’s most politically dynamic emerging acts" - Entertainment Weekly

"Dream Wife just want to dismantle the patriarchy. The U.K. art punks make music that’s roiling with feminist rage and Spice Girls attitude" – Rolling Stone

"The girl gang proving there’s force in femininity. Dream Wife create pop anthems for the Instagram generation" - Dazed

London-based trio Dream Wife – Rakel Mjöll, Bella Podpadec and Alice Go – will release their explosive new album So When You Gonna… this Summer, and today the band share the album’s title track, accompanied by a music video directed by Aidan Zamiri. “So When You Gonna” follows the previously released singles “Sports!” and “Hasta La Vista,” and is accompanied by today’s 2021 tour date announcement and the release of episode five of the band’s womxn-centric podcast series.

 

Dream Wife

28 Apr 2021

+ Special guests

Electric Ballroom

184 Camden High St,
London
NW1 8QP

19:00

£15

CANCELLED: Due to the ongoing Pandemic and scheduling issues affected by this - sadly the Proper Ornaments show at SET Dalston on 4th Sept is now cancelled.

Full refunds are available at the point of purchase.

THE PROPER ORNAMENTS

Earlier this year, The Proper Ornaments released their LP Mission Bells. Their sound gathers elements of classic UK indie pop with shimmering jangling guitars that blend with rich harmonies reminiscent of the west coast 60’s groups, and in their live shows they take these sounds to a more motorik and heavier realms.

facebook.com/theproperornaments/

 

CANCELLED: The Proper Ornaments

04 Sep 2020

+ Special Guests

SET Dalston

27A Dalston Ln
London
E8 3DF

19:30

£8

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS

On New Year’s Day, 2018, a great horned owl dropped dead at my exes’ feet in my mother’s yard. It felt like a daunting omen, ushering on change for the both of us. We were distraught. We couldn’t afford the taxidermy, so we placed it in a big blue plastic garbage bin. Now it felt so cheap, that mystic creature in a plastic coffin. That’s how love feels sometimes – like we don’t serve it the ending it deserves.

The omen was true. That year, I started to see the woman I could be, the woman I wasn’t yet. Anytime I felt like myself, I was alone and wandering, and I knew that was a sign that it was time for change. New Year’s Day 2019, I said goodbye to my first true love and moved across the country. Losing someone you spend every day for nearly a decade with is intense. We talked in our dreams. I knew where he was, even before I entered a place. He’d always be there if I had a feeling. Humans are connected in unexplainable ways.

I was writing a lot after we broke up as a healing technique, preserving each memory like an emotional archaeologist. Late one night, I woke up from a dream where I was searching for him, my ex, at a carnival. It was so vivid. I woke myself up to write a song on my piano. The next morning, he reached out to me for the first time in months. We went out, had a drink, caught up, and he told me that the hardest part about our separation was a reoccurring nightmare where he searched for me at a carnival. In that moment, I knew, humans have ways of connecting beyond words and touch. I truly believe that. We had the same dream, without seeing each other for months.

Even with all the mystic symbolism that year presented, this is an age-old story I can’t make up. We fall in love, we grow up, we change, and they don’t change with us. ‘Old Flowers’ is about heartbreak. There are a million records and songs about that, but I did not lie when writing these songs. This album is about loving and caring for the person you know you can’t be with. It’s about being afraid to be vulnerable after you’ve been hurt. It’s about a woman who is alone, but okay with that, if it means truth.

Courtney Marie Andrews

25 Mar 2021

+ special guests

Union Chapel

19b Compton Terrace
London
N1 2UN

7.00pm

£20

CANCELLED: Due to the ongoing Pandemic and scheduling issues affected by this - sadly this show is now cancelled.

Full refunds are available at the point of purchase, and we are hopeful to be able to announce a new live show with MJ Cole in the new year in the coming months.

MJ COLE

Madruguda is the Spanish word for those strange, seductive hours before sunrise. A familiar stretch of time for the seasoned raver – and for MJ Cole, an artist who’s spent much of his career exploring those magical moments. Yet despite so many nights in the clubs, some of his most powerful memories of the madrugada hours have nothing to do with dancefloor euphoria. “I've experienced a lot of early mornings, but having been up from the night before,” he says, remembering one special morning on the Severn Bridge, driving home from a solo gig and watching the sun come up. “For me, the early morning is a significant period.” With MJ Cole presents Madrugada, he sets out to capture that special feeling with an album unlike anything he’s done before.

From his breakout hit ‘Sincere’, a colossal smash at the peak of UK garage, through to his latest collaborations with next-gen stars like Stormzy, AJ Tracey and Kojey Radical, MJ Cole has been one of the UK’s most in-demand producers and remixers for over 20 years. Now, MJ Cole presents Madrugada reveals a different side of the London-born artist as he takes a break from his established career as a pop and dance hit-maker. On this album, he lets his earliest musical memories percolate through two decades of experience as an electronic producer and practised improviser. Led almost entirely by his tender and intimate piano playing, accented by subtle electronics and luxurious string arrangements, Madrugada marks a personal interlude for MJ Cole. “I've made hundreds of records and had albums out before, but this record has always been brewing in the background,” says Cole, who was winning piano competitions at the age of five. “So It’s been gestating my whole life – but the execution of it has been very quick. I really feel like a new artist.”

Cole spent much of his childhood at the piano, practising concertos and eventually winning a scholarship to City of London School while also attending the Royal College of Music junior department. In bed at night he’d listen to Schumann and Brahms on his little red Walkman. But there was always tension between the diligent apprentice and the wannabe teen outlaw – for every afternoon spent practising scales, there’d be a night out skateboarding and spraying graffiti. “My whole life's been like that,” he explains. “I used to play piano during the day, and then at night I'd jump out the window and go off with a load of spray cans, walking down Tube tracks.”

MJ Cole presents Madrugada is a rebalancing: a return to musical roots that opens up new territory for the seasoned pop producer. It’s an album of intimate and expressive songwriting, making the most of the piano’s natural timbre while being rich in unexpected detail. “I didn't want it to sound like I’d just sat down at the piano and done some nice ambient thing,” he points out. “I’m coming at it as a hardcore manipulator of sounds.” Everything was recorded on the modest upright Yamaha in his studio, the piano’s keys softened by the celeste pedal for a sweeter, muted sound. Sometimes every gesture is audible, as on the opening bars of ‘Psalm 892’. “You can hear my breath, you can hear the pedal, you can hear the piano as a living instrument,” he says. “It’s all about expression. When I play the piano I go into a meditative state, other thoughts don't come into my head. I'll lose hours and not really know what I've been up to.”

CANCELLED: MJ Cole Presents Madrugada

07 Oct 2020

+ special guests

EartH

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston
London
N16 8BH

7pm

£15

CANCELLED: Due to the ongoing Pandemic and scheduling issues affected by this - sadly the Gotts Street Park show at Servant Jazz Quarters on 9th Sept is now cancelled.

Full refunds are available at the point of purchase. We hope to announce a new show with the band in the new year.

GOTTS STREET PARK

Having been releasing music for just over 3 years, Gotts Street Park have produced for the likes of Mabel, Brits Critic’s Choice Winner Celeste, Yellow Days, Kali Uchis, Grentea Peng and Rejjie Snow, as well as working on their own debut EP ‘Volume One’. Inspired by the DIY ethos of soul music and early hip-hop, Gotts Street Park perform and record everything live, mainly recording in their home-built studio in the gritty town of Armley, Leeds. Championed by the likes of Annie Mac and Huw Stephens, the collective is currently working with a host of hotly-tipped talent on a project ready for release very soon. Having played a string of shows at Laylow last year and further dates soon to be revealed, with soulful rich production and diverse guest vocals, Gotts Street Park are ready to make their mark.

CANCELLED: Gotts Street Park

09 Sep 2020

+ special guests

Servant Jazz Quarters

10A Bradbury St, Dalston
London
N16 8JN

7.30pm

£8

POSTPONED: Due to the ongoing restrictions in place surrounding venues and travel due to COVID-19 this show has been postponed. We are working to reschedule this show and we hope to have more information very soon. All tickets will remain valid for any rescheduled event.

SWANS

Leaving Meaning is the first Swans album to be released since I dissolved the line up of musicians that constituted Swans from 2010 – 2017. Swans is now comprised of a revolving cast of musicians, selected for both their musical and personal character, chosen according to what I intuit best suits the atmosphere in which I’d like to see the songs I’ve written presented. In collaboration with me, the musicians, through their personality, skill and taste, contribute greatly to the arrangement of the material. They’re all people whose work I admire and whose company I personally enjoy. H

Postponed: Swans

28 Aug 2020

+ special guests

Islington Assembly Hall

Upper St, Islington
London
N1 2UD

7.30pm

£30

DEEPER

What do you do when pain blots out joy? How do you learn to take care of yourself? What happens when the things you think are helping end up doing the most harm? 'Auto-Pain' is the Sophomore album from Deeper, a record that finds the band embracing open space, using synths to create shadows where bricks of guitars once would’ve blocked out the sun. The group — singer and guitarist Nic Gohl, bassist Drew McBride, and drummer Shiraz Bhatti — were all graduates of Chicago’s rich DIY scene who came together around their love of Wire, Devo, Gang of Four, and Television. While the new record is still within the Great Lakes post-punk tradition of their debut, the album isn’t as insular as its predecessor; it’s less interested in pile-driving and more willing to dwell in liminal spaces. Guitars enter the picture precisely, locked bass grooves propel things forward. Drummer Shiraz Bhatti, who is half-Pakistani and half-Native American, embraced the drumming patterns he’d heard growing up at pow-wows, channeling the anxieties of his heritage into his playing and keeping the group grounded when they switch into all-out percussive attack. The result is an album both more nuanced and catchy.

Auto-Pain represents the constant wave of depression felt by many in everyday life. Stemmed from Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’, Auto-Pain is a concept meant to be an inverse to soma, a pill in the book which makes everything numb. The idea of auto-pain is to epitomize the desire to return to a connection with thoughts and clarity, which comes at the expense of feeling everything simultaneously. The album artwork features the now-demolished Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago capturing the band’s rounded-off brutalism, and the album title appears in Urdu, a nod to drummer Shiraz Bhatti’s Pakistani heritage. The record was recorded and mixed by Chicago scene luminary Dave Vetraino (Lala Lala, Dehd) and mastered at Chicago Mastering by Greg Obis (Ne-Hi, Melkbelly).

Deeper

19 Nov 2020

+ special guests

Windmill Brixton

22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton
London
SW2 5BZ

7.30pm

£8

LEIFUR JAMES

London based experimental producer and composer, Leifur James is returning with his highly anticipated second album Angel in Disguise which is due for release on the 24th April 2020 via Late Night Tales original artist label Night Time Stories.  An electronically steered opus, Angel In Disguise promises to explore the themes of love and loss through a masterful blend of harmonic vocals from James, nuanced electronic soundscapes and vibrant drum patterns - punctuated by bespoke visuals, directed by Balázs Simon.

This news comes after an incredible few years for the artist. 2018 saw James release his esteemed debut album A Louder Silence on Night Time Stories and follow up remix EP that championed upcoming electronic talent including Bruce, FaltyDL and Whities producer, Coby Sey, on rework duties - projects which captured the attention of key tastemakers including Resident Advisor, Pitchfork, Mixmag, Electronic Sound, Future Music UK.

Leifur James

07 Oct 2020

+ special guests

Village Underground

54 Holywell Ln
London
EC2A 3PQ

7pm

£12

CARO

"Definitely a name to listen out for in the future. They’re really great live, catch them if you can." Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1

“Sounds like Alice in Wonderland if written by Morrissey while channeling Dr Seuss, Alan Bennett and PJ Harvey. Terrific stuff.” - Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music

"One of the most exciting new bands in the country." Gigwise

"a Leeds-based trio sporting stately, delicately-arranged pop that’ll slap you round the face with a fish" - DIY Magazine

Caro

29 Oct 2020

+ special guests

Peckham Audio

133 Rye Ln, Peckham
London
SE15 4ST

7.30pm

£8.50

BING & RUTH

Moore and an ensemble that features him on organ, an upright bass player, as well as a clarinetist, will play in support of a new Bing & Ruth album, scheduled for this Spring.

On new music and the upcoming shows Moore says, “For the past few years I’ve spent most of my time playing and writing a lot of music on the combo organ. As such I’m very excited to be back on tour and sharing this new sound with a reconfigured line-up of organ, clarinet and bass. We hope to see you in the city of your choosing and look forward to sharing a lot more about what the three of us have been working on.”

Bing & Ruth

10 Dec 2020

+ special guests

St Matthias Church

Wordsworth Rd
London
N16 8DD

7pm

£17.50

FENG SUAVE

Feng Suave, or ‘Smooth Wind’, [|ˌfʌŋˈswɑːv |] are a Dutch psych-pop duo from Amsterdam, Netherlands. After dropping a few tracks on the internet at the end of 2017, the pair created such a buzz, tallying up 3million + online plays and placements across various tastemakers on YouTube, Soundcloud and Instagram alike. Within the Feng Suave sound, the warbles of warm synth work team up with lo-fi percussions and chilled-out vocals, not to mention the sea-sick and stoned guitars that layer within the music smoothly.

 

Feng Suave

06 Nov 2020

+ Special guests

Peckham Audio

133 Rye Ln, Peckham
London
SE15 4ST

7.30pm

£12.50

SQUIRREL FLOWER

Squirrel Flower is the alias 22-year-old Ella Williams adopted for herself when writing songs and poetry as a child. Coming from a professional musical family spanning generations, Williams has always been surrounded by music. By 14 she started writing more seriously and released her first EP of folk music under her own name. After immersing herself in the DIY scene of her Boston hometown before moving to Iowa to study Art + Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality studies at Grinnell college, she found a more experimental sound, linking her choral roots, classical harmony and ethereal chord structures, and released her first EP as Squirrel Flower, "Early Winter Songs From Middle America." her second EP, Contact Sports, is a perfectly formed collection of songs about relationships; intimacy, dependency, betrayal and geography, set to the backdrop of the American Midwest. The songs represent push and pull of love and intimacy while also being meditations on place. From the fulsome guitar and visceral, cathartic breakdown of lead single ‘Conditions’ to the carefully layered beauty of ‘Hands Melt’, this varied collection frequently impresses with its maturity and craftsmanship. Tracks like the fuzzy, dimly-lit euphoria of ‘Daylight Savings’ are spellbinding in their turn of phrase as Williams sings “I know we’ve gained an hour, but I feel like we’ve lost two”.

Squirrel Flower

03 Nov 2020

+ special guests

Moth Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette Street
London
E9 6NU

7.30pm

£12

NATHAN FAKE

Nathan Fake is touring the UK and Europe, in support of his new album ‘Blizzards’.

‘Blizzard’s methods largely mirror Nathan's live show, single takes of entrancing, melodic, club music generated from limited hardware. Nathan says:
“From the start, the idea behind the album was that it was the soundtrack to my ideal rave, which might not be to everyone's taste, but is perfect for me. The album is probably more of a journey than any of my previous albums, and was heavily inspired by playing live over the last couple of years. The live set for 2017’s Providence album went from being experimental / non- clubby to a total full on club set, over two years of touring it, whilst retaining a wonkiness and freeform vibe. There are various peaks and troughs throughout the album as there are in my live performances, and many of the tracks are based around live improvisation.”

First track from the album, ‘Tbilisi’ is available to stream and download from 12th February.

 

Nathan Fake

06 Nov 2020

+ Special guests

Moth Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette St
London
E9 6NU

9:00

£13.50

EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY

Repped by Gilles Peterson, RBMA, Sounds of The Universe and many more, rising mega-talent Emma-Jean Thackray wears many musical hats. As a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, bandleader and DJ, she is just as at home working with the London Symphony Orchestra as she is hosting her show on Worldwide FM or tearing it up on trumpet with her quartet.
Recent solo release Ley Lines on The Vinyl Factory follows Emma-Jean’s acclaimed Walrus EP and maintains her trajectory as one of the most talented young musicians in the business.

“UK jazz prodigy” – i-D
“really, really good!” – Gilles Peterson
“one of the UK’s most exciting new jazz artists” – RBMA
“Emma-Jean Thackray has been making waves” - FACTmag
“one of the young and new promises on the rise” – DJ Mag [ES]
“supremely talented… the sound of South London” – Sounds Of The Universe

Emma-Jean Thackray

17 Nov 2020

+ special guests

Moth Club

Old Trades Hall, Valette St, Hackney
London
E9 6NU

7.30pm

£11

HAPPYNESS

The ever evolving HAPPYNESS return. Founded in 2013, the group - consisting of core members Jonny Allan and Ash Kenazi - have acquired consistency in the ways they express their creativity; be it the standard album release formula (their two LPs ‘Weird Little Birthday’ and ‘Write In’ have each accrued critical acclaim) or through Kenazi’s recurring South London based drag clubnight ‘BDE’. Their now signature alt-rock stylings are laden with vulnerable vocals and charmingly laid-back guitar riffs, treading similar paths to that of predecessors Yo La Tengo and Grandaddy.

PET SHIMMERS

Yeah, another band. Pet Shimmers is a brand new, supercharged seven-piece based out of Bristol. Having played their first show live on BBC 6 Music just a month after their formation (noted by Tom Ravenscroft as what must be a formation-to-radio record), the group dropped their debut record Face Down In Meta on January 31st, including the singles "Post-Dick Circle Fuck" and “Feels Hz”, featuring Goat Girl, before heading out on a mammoth UK/EU tour with (Sandy) Alex G.

LIME

LIME are a four-piece band going against the genre norms. Fusing together catchy indie and surf psych melodies, with sarcastic & socially aware lyrics, the band are blending together their musical talents with modern technology to create a sound quite like no other.

'LIME are savage. Surf N Turf is the only cheese-based debut line opener in the history of music.'- Phil Taggart, Radio1

LIME have already made a name for themselves in the Brighton and Guildford music scenes. The band have done a headline show at Manchester’s venue Jimmy’s and a packed out night headlining The Boileroom in Guildford. Having supported bands such as Ugly, Pillow Queens and Little Comets, they’re certainly not an act you want to miss.

Happyness / Pet Shimmers / LIME

04 Nov 2020

+ Pet Shimmers

+ Lime

Scala

275 Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9NL

7.30pm

£12.50

RESCHEDULED: Unfortunately, due to the current restrictions on venues, this show has now been postponed to 15th March 2021. All tickets remain valid for the new date.

JON BRYANT

New to Vancouver (via Halifax, Nova Scotia), singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jon Bryant sought connection. After joining, spending time and eventually leaving the NXIVM, Bryant’s fascination with 'cult' culture began to percolate and became the framework for his current full-length album Cult Classic.

In the early days of writing the music for this album, he saw himself (and the world around him) through the lens of a cult. It was only until he was involved with one did he actually realized that they’re interwoven through soo much of culture. In his words ‘To be in a cult is to be human.’

BLACKABY

William Blackaby and friends perform songs about food and snogging for fans of Elliot Smith and Mystery Jets.

Rescheduled: Jon Bryant / Blackaby

15 Mar 2021

Pinups

1 Tolpuddle Street
London
N1 0XT

7.30pm

£8.50

PETRIE

Petrie are two pop music collagists who deify Joni Mitchell and Young Thug equally. They are primarily interested in passionate pop lyricism and building eclectic sound worlds as vessels for their emotion-based storytelling. Petrie are hellbent on confessing damn near everything to you while u dance and weep

Petrie

24 Sep 2020

+ special guests

Bethnal Green Working Mens Club

42-44 Pollard Row
London
E2 6NB

7.30pm

£9

THE RAPTURE

The Rapture are back! After vanishing for nearly a decade they have reappeared as if by magic, not skipping a beat and in their finest form ever.The band kicked off their reemergence by playing to an ecstatic sold out show in their hometown of Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Sounding like they had been secretly woodshedding through their 7 year absence the band blazed through 1 1/2 hours of their seminal musical catalog including songs such as House of Jealous Lovers, How Deep is Your Love, Echoes and Pieces of the People We Love to. Following this they headed west for 2 sold out festival shows in Long Beach, California at Just Like Heaven festival as one of the most anticipated acts of the weekend. In December they'll travel to Mexico to headline the Trópico Festival.After that they'll be bringing their heralded high energy show to a few select stages across the world.

The Rapture

03 Jul 2021

+ special guests

O2 Forum Kentish Town

9-17 Highgate Rd, Kentish Town
London
NW5 1JY

7.30pm

£23.50

CUBICOLOR

In 2016 they released their debut album ‘Brainsugar’ via acclaimed independent label Anjunadeep. Accumulating over 40 million streams, the album won praise from Mixmag, Resident Advisor, Consequence of Sound and DJ Mag, who described it as “a startlingly accomplished debut” in their 9/10 review.

Originally an electronic duo comprised of Dutch producers Ariaan and Peter, Cubicolor became a three-piece band with the arrival of British singer-songwriter Tim in 2015, after collaborating on breakthrough single ‘Falling’. A published poet and playwright, Tim’s musical upbringing was rooted in playing guitar and listening to Nick Drake. Combined with Ariaan’s encyclopedic knowledge of electronic music and Peter’s love of late romantic classical, created what Clash described as “a beautiful, haunting fusion of ideas.”

In 2018 the band delivered, and then shelved, their second album…

“It had twelve tracks, a different name, all the artwork was done and a date was set for it to be released.

We got home and listened to it, then called each other and decided to drop the whole thing. The next week we went back into the studio and started again.

We loved the record we made but for some reason, it didn't feel right, so we didn't keep anything, we shut ourselves on the boat in Amsterdam where we work and didn't stop until we'd written a new album.”

A year after going back to the drawing board, the trio now presents ‘Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night’. Inspired by the cycles of time, and the cyclical movements of the planets, the new 12 track record weaves together themes of loss, hope, and acceptance.

“There were a lot of moments when we weren't sure we'd ever find what it was we were looking for. On the way, we lost friends, lost loves, battled health issues, lost an album, lost each other and came back together again. It feels like a lifetime has passed but the world keeps spinning and I guess we knew we would eventually find our strength and make the album we wanted to make.”

Showcasing their remarkable production techniques and textured sound design throughout the album, Cubicolor continues their unconventional rise to the upper ranks of the electronic music world.

The band will celebrate the album release with a listening event in London in February 2020, before taking their live show to festivals around the world in the summer.

‘Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night’ is available to pre-order now, digitally, on CD and on limited edition 2x12” mirri board gatefold vinyl, due for release 21 February 2019.

Cubicolor

12 Nov 2020

+ special guests

The Garage

20-22 Highbury Corner, Highbury East
London
N5 1RD

7.30pm

£11

THAIBOY DIGITAL

Born from a blurred phrase first uttered in an intoxicated voicememo sent off to Bladee in late 2017, 'Legendary Member' is what Thaiboy Digital maintains all of his life, every choice and every step, literally every single moment has come down to.

Ever since his infamous and disruptive deportation from Sweden in early 2015, Khon Kaen born and Stockholm raised Thaiboy Digital has inch by inch gotten the better of Bangkok, slowly working his way up from playing dim club shows in the citys frenzied underbelly to a 30th floor penthouse overlooking the ancient temple district of Rat Burana, casually dropping the eurotrance/trap hybrid EP 'S.O.S' and Bladee collaborative album 'AvP' about halfway up.

Steadily connected with the mythical Drain Gang, 'Legendary Member' was recorded in a handful of overheated sessions in Stockholm and London during Thaiboy's VISA regulated visits in the summer of 2018 together with producers GUD, Woesum and Whitearmor, featuring guest appearences from Ecco2k, Bladee and Yung Lean.

Running high on subdued feelings of ecstasy, triumph and glowing hopes of achieving something spectacular, 'Legendary Member' is a compact body of work, pastel coloured and glossy at a glance, gritty and melancholic upon closer inspection - fragile melodies and tones on the verge of decay sprinkled like sparkling dust and carefully stitched together with the oversaturated, dense basslines to create cute, menacing compositions seemingly fading in and out of consciousness.

Throughout the record, Thaiboy Digital is shifting through hypersensitive singing and liquid, cocky raps, his articulation swaying between tender pillow talk and careless semi-threats mimicking the sun and the moon, locked in a constant dance of light and darkness; hope and despair; love and loss.

Thaiboy Digital has come a long way since the critically acclaimed yet sonically rudimentary mixtape 'ส Tiger' in 2014, and with 'Legendary Member' he emerges as a fully fledged artist capable of inviting each and everybody in on a feverish, blissful ride showcasing iridescent fragments of rap musics future.

'Legendary Member' features artwork by Ecco2k, Bladee and Victor Svedberg, and will be released via YEAR0001 through all major streaming platforms on September 26th 2019.

Thaiboy Digital

20 Nov 2020

+ special guests

Heaven

Villiers Street
London
WC2N 6NG

6pm

£12.50

POMPEYA

Pompeya is a Moscow band that creates unabashed Pop and New Wave music inspired by likes of  80's classics from The Cure to Duran Duran. Their debut "Tropical" (2011) and follow up "Foursome" (2012) earned the band significant popularity in their home country, "energetically introducing Moscow’s youth to <..> indie culture" remarked Los Angeles radio station KCRW. The two releases were reissued in 2013 by Mishu, alongside with a remix LP that included edits from Jimmy Edgar, Fred Falke, Psychomagik and others. These releases did well among U.S. college radio stations.

The band released third «Real» LP in 2015 via Mishu, mixed by Brian Mctear (Local Natives, War on Drugs) in Philadelphia and co-produced by Dave Hartely (The War On Drugs) in NYC which been noticed by Stereogum, Entertainment Weekly, Noisey and other outlets. Tobi Lynn - host of LA's Alt 98.7fm mentioned "Real" among her «favourite Top 10 records of 2015»

Followed years the band spent in writing songs that  later became their fourth album "Dreamers" in 2018. Album was completely written and recorded in the USA, produced by musicians themselves and mixed by Jules de Gasperis (Bleached, James Supercave) in Los Angeles. Pompeya went d.i.y. and released the LP without record label - as Pompeya Music.

2019 the band released «Songs From The Videos» LP - the collection of singles 2010 - 2018 that also exists as an Official Music Videos.

SWIM MOUNTAIN

Swim Mountain is London-based artist and producer Tom Skyrme. His 2014 debut self-titled EP brought us washed layers of evocative guitars and vocal harmonies written under the hazy LA sun. ​The Guardian​ noted that “six tracks just [didn’t] seem enough” from this first release. Skyrme’s 2017 EP ​Anyone​ , written and recorded from his studio in East London,​​ experiments with ‘60s guitar riffs, crooning psychedelic beats, and waves of nostalgic synths. The music is about the complicated duality of relationships set against a backdrop of analog synthesizers and punchy drum machines. ​Indie Accent​ calls it a “wonderfully textured and innovative piece of music.” ​Stereofox​ describes it as “indie-pop tinged, but with a bit of groovy/psychedelic-esque undertones.” Swim Mountain was additionally featured on ​Tourist’s​ popular single “Sleepwalking” in 2017. Along with performing as Swim Mountain, Skyrme has film credits as a composer and audio designer (​Money Monster​ , ​Rough Night​ ) and has worked extensively in Los Angeles, along with in Hans Zimmer’s studio. Skyrme will be releasing his new EP this winter on Tourist’s M​ onday Records​.

Pompeya / Swim Mountain

07 Feb 2020

Sebright Arms

Coate St
London
E2 9AG

7.30pm

FREE

SPACEY JANE

Fresh out of Freo, Spacey Jane’s trajectory is on the up.

As most bands do, the band came together through friendships and connections. A few jams later, the bond was cemented and their debut gig in Caleb's dad's backyard kicked it all off.

In the year that followed, Spacey Jane went from backyards to bright lights, sharing the stage with the likes of Car Seat Headrest, Alex Lahey, The Jungle Giants, British India, Olympia and The Stems and Charly Bliss, along with festival appearances at Wave Rock Weekender, Gizzfest 2017, Falls Downtown 2018 and WA’s SOTA Festival.

Their debut EP, No Way To Treat An Animal, comprised of six all-killer-no-filler snapshots of honest experiences disguised in ear-wormy accessible tunes.

Postponed: Spacey Jane

19 May 2020

+ special guests

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9JB

7.30pm

£8

SPACEY JANE

Fresh out of Freo, Spacey Jane’s trajectory is on the up.

As most bands do, the band came together through friendships and connections. A few jams later, the bond was cemented and their debut gig in Caleb's dad's backyard kicked it all off.

In the year that followed, Spacey Jane went from backyards to bright lights, sharing the stage with the likes of Car Seat Headrest, Alex Lahey, The Jungle Giants, British India, Olympia and The Stems and Charly Bliss, along with festival appearances at Wave Rock Weekender, Gizzfest 2017, Falls Downtown 2018 and WA’s SOTA Festival.

Their debut EP, No Way To Treat An Animal, comprised of six all-killer-no-filler snapshots of honest experiences disguised in ear-wormy accessible tunes.

Postponed: Spacey Jane

06 May 2020

+ special guests

Sebright Arms

Coate St
London
E2 9AG

7.30pm

£8

SARAH KLANG

Following her sold-out London debut at The Lexington in December 2019 in support of her new album ‘Creamy Blue’, Gothenburg alt-pop artist and self-confessed “saddest girl in Sweden” Sarah Klang returns to London to headline Bush Hall. The follow-up to her chart-topping, Swedish Grammy winning debut ‘Love In The Milky Way’, new LP ‘Creamy Blue’ is out now and available to stream and download here: https://orcd.co/creamyblue. The new record has since been nominated in both the ‘Best Album’ and ‘Best Alternative Pop’ categories of the 2020 Swedish Grammys.

Written and produced in collaboration with Kevin Andersson, ‘Creamy Blue’ is a no-holds-barred ode to 21st century relationships that deals in an enthralling, widescreen heartbreak pop delivered with a sugar-coated Scandi charm and healthy dose of self-deprecation. Complete with grandiose string sections, bleeding heart piano, dreamy Americana-tinged guitars and Sarah’s powerful hair-raising vocals, it eals in a sublime reverb- soaked melancholia that’s achingly beautiful yet gloriously infectious and ironically uplifting at times. The album skirts a very fine line between the deadly serious and the self-satirising.

Sarah Klang

18 Nov 2020

+ special guests

Bush Hall

310 Uxbridge Rd, White City
London
W12 7LJ

7.30pm

£12.50

ANNA BURCH

When Anna Burch introduced herself on her 2018 debut ​Quit The Curse​, it was with a concentrated wash of energetic, serotonin-boosting pop. Jangly guitars, blithe vocal harmonies and an occasional undercurrent of grungy fuzz all converged in seemingly straightforward songs that hid their complexities under sunny hooks. The impact of the songs was immediate and exciting, presenting narratives of confusion and upheaval with melodies so bright it was hard to do anything but smile. Two years later, Burch’s follow up ​If You’re Dreaming​ takes us down a different path than its predecessor, shedding some nervous energy in favor of a deeper exploration of an internal world.

After months on the road in support of ​Quit The Curse​, Burch disappeared for a while. The long stretches of touring had been broken up by only a few weeks off here and there, and a month spent writing in Berlin between European dates. The time she did get to spend at home in Detroit was disrupted by several unexpected housing changes, adding to the transient feelings brought on by constant touring. When things finally stabilized, Burch encamped into a slow, thoughtful and intentional writing process for what would become the second album. Days were spent playing guitar, exploring unconventional chord changes, ruminating on song structures and allowing her subconscious to wander until lyrics materialized. Though about half of the songs were already written, this time was dedicated to taking a closer look at the loose ends of three years of ideas and seeing if there were common threads that held them together.

Anna Burch

05 Oct 2020

+ special guests

Oslo

1A Amhurst Rd, Kingsland
London
E8 1LL

7.30pm

£11

BORN RUFFIANS

Midland-born, Toronto-based indie rock band Born Ruffians—guitarist/vocalist Luke Lalonde, bassist Mitch DeRosier, and drummer Steve Hamelin—are proof that a group of friends with a tireless work ethic and fierce, grassroots commitment to their labour’s integrity and vision can still go a long, long way. 15 years into their career, the trio isn’t slowing; instead, they’re doubling down on those designations with JUICE, their 6th full-length record. It’s a hyper, earnest, and affecting collection of rock and roll songs, written and polished over a three-year span then sewn together into a cohesive and uniquely enjoyable experience. It’s Born Ruffians as they’ve always been: on their own terms, heads against the wind until their work is done.

"Here’s the thing: you get further as a band when all members embrace the strength of their creative relationship, keeping the external demands and pressures at bay” says Lalonde. “JUICE kind of reflects that as a title. We’re squeezing more out of this bond that we've forged over so many years.”

JUICE, due on April 3, 2020 via Yep Roc Records, embodies the band's longstanding history, exhuming Born Ruffians' early days in Toronto, while dissecting their relationships with that time and the memories they hold. “Was it all the way it seemed? How I wonder what you see/In that wavy haze,” Lalonde belts on the chorus.“ It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” Lalonde explains with a grin. Those days were marked by equal doses of anxiety and excitement, living hand to mouth in a basement in downtown Toronto. “That anxiety will exist forever, I think,” says Hamelin. “But the more you take your life into your own hands, it alleviates some of that anxiety.”

Born Ruffians

03 Mar 2021

+ special guests

Colours

2-4 Hoxton Square, Hackney
London
N1 6NU

7.30pm

£12.50

PYJAEN

More than a quintet, PYJAEN is the unified expression of the emotions, journeys and influences that comprise its diverse members. Described by Jazz Wise Review as having “a groove propelled with dynamism and formidable technique”, PYJAEN seamlessly melds funk, afro-beat and contemporary sounds with nods to hip-hop and disco, whilst acknowledging the traditional era of 1920s jazz and dance music.

PYJAEN was born when a barista misspelled the name of Ezra Collective’s Dylan Jones on a coffee cup at Brainchild Festival in 2017. From that moment, PYJAEN became an alter ego, giving rise to a new form of limitless expression explored through jazz performance, animation and graphic art.

In their first year, PYJAEN have already firmly cemented themselves on the London jazz circuit, and been picked up by festival and club bookers all over the UK. The group have played sold-out shows at venues including The Jazz Cafe, Pizza Express, Kansas Smitty’s, Hootenanny’s, Spice of Life and the 100 Club, as well playing the infamous Jazzre:freshed residency, and festivals including Brainchild and Wilderness.

PYJAEN have supported acts including drummer and founder of rock-band Cream’s Ginger Baker, and have been played on stations including JAZZ FM, BBC, Worldwide FM, Netil Radio and more. Fresh from their second UK tour, PYJAEN are about to record their debut album which will be released ahead of their European tour in Spring 2019.

The friends, who met at Trinity Laban, aspire to create a culture that others can relate to and feel represented, and to help other young musicians carve out their own space. Self- motivated and driven by a DIY ethos and interdisciplinary approach, PYJAEN believe in building connections, supporting and collaborating with other artists to build communities and create culture in which everyone feels represented.

Coming from diverse backgrounds, but united over a shared aim to connect with each other and their audiences, PYJAEN are burgeoning onto the London jazz scene.

Pyjaen

10 Mar 2020

+ special guests

Bermondsey Social Club

19 Almond Rd, Bermondsey
London
SE16 3LR

7.30pm

£10

RESCHEDULED: The U.S. Girls show originally scheduled for 14th October has been postponed to 18th May 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic and scheduling issues related to this. All tickets remain valid and if you’re not able to make the new date please contact the ticket seller. Excited to welcome US GIRLS back to the UK in the new year.

U.S. GIRLS

The highly anticipated seventh album by U.S. Girls, the protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist Meg Remy, will be released on 6 March entitled Heavy Light. While Remy has been widely acclaimed for a panoply of closely observed character studies, on Heavy Light she turns inward, recounting personal narratives to create a deeply introspective about-face. The songs are an inquest into the melancholy flavour of hindsight, both personal and cultural. Remy makes this notion formally explicit with the inclusion of three re-worked, previously released songs: ‘Statehouse (It’s A Man’s World)’, ‘Red Ford Radio’, and ‘Overtime’, the latter of which is released today as Heavy Light’s lead single. Its companion video, which stars Andrea Nann of the Dreamwalker Dance Company, was created by Remy.

RESCHEDULED: U.S. Girls

18 May 2021

+ special guests

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Belvedere Rd, Lambeth
London
SE1 8XX

7pm

£17.50

OM

Where GOD IS GOOD was the first step in a more ornate and sophisticated direction for OM, ADVAITIC SONGS achieves a level of composition that would’ve been impossible to foresee.

There remains the singularity of purpose that is the core of all OM records, but no single reason can account for this comprehensive nature of their evolution.

On this album the core primary sound of OM remains, yet everything reaches further and becomes more of itself. Whatever drone-doom camp that OM had previously been placed in has been decimated by the sheer imagination and expansive quality of this recording. For a band that has continually followed its own course, and stood alone in its sound and approach, ADVAITIC SONGS for certain, is the band’s most focused, progressive document.

Postponed: OM / Pharaoh Overlord

29 May 2020

EartH

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston
London
N16 8BH

7pm

£22.50

MELT YOURSELF DOWN

Boot and Spleen makes a statement, both sonically and in its message. Inspired by the dark history of British colonialism in India, it asks the question: “What is it to be British? What's that identity now, in 2019? What sort of behaviours are allowed towards minorities, or from minorities towards the majority?”

There’s no simple answer to those questions but Melt Yourself Down are set to ignite debate by asking them. Founded by sax innovator Pete Wareham and fronted by lead vocalist Kush Gaya, they play into a great tradition of British insurgents that spans decades and genres, from the Sex Pistols to Radiohead, and from Kate Tempest to Young Fathers. Yet the band’s lineage is also connected to jazz’s rich history of sticking a middle finger to The Man. “Jazz was the wild, dirty music of the 20s, 30s,” says Kush. “It was not a sit down, polite, experience.” Pete adds: “I love jazz best when it feels dangerous.”

This new music is the band’s strongest statement yet, representing both a peak of musical synthesis for the band as well as a personal triumph. Working with production legends Youth and Ben Hillier, the band have reimagined themselves and created a bruising re-up of their signature sound with added synths, anthems and epic joyrides.

Rescheduled - Melt Yourself Down

03 Mar 2021

+ special guests

Lafayette

11 Goods Way, Kings Cross
London
N1C 4DP

7pm

£14

SOLD OUT

JUNIOR BROTHER

An idiosyncratic, challenging and richly lyrical singer/ songwriter, Junior Brother is the pseudonym of Co. Kerry, Ireland singer Ronan Kealy. Chosen as one of RTÉ's Rising Irish Stars of 2018, and as one of The Irish Times' contenders ready to break through in 2019, Junior Brother has built a rabid following thanks to unmissable live shows, and music both excitingly forward-looking and anciently evocative. His strange stories unfold with reckless abandon upon an idiosyncratic Guitar and Foot Tambourine accompaniment, influenced as much by the avant-garde as music from the middle ages and his home place in rural Ireland.

Junior Brother has been steadily building a fanbase around Ireland and beyond, winning hearts in iconic venues such as Vicar Street (Dublin), The Beacon Theatre (New York), Cork Opera House (Cork), Blackpool Opera House (UK) to name just a few. He has played support for a variety of like-minded acts such as The Proclaimers and Glen Hansard, the latter bringing him on a tour of the US East Coast in July 2019.

Junior Brother / Organ Morgan

14 Feb 2020

+ special guests

SET

27A Dalston Ln, Dalston
London
E8 3DF

7.30pm

£7.50

We're thrilled to announce that the London punk trio, Dream Wife, will play an intimate, FREE, South London show on Thursday 23 January! Sign up to the band's mailing list now to get access to the limited tickets! 

Bonjour January: Dream Wife

23 Jan 2020

Peckham Audio

133A Rye Ln
London
SE15 4BQ

7.00

FREE ENTRY

RHUMBA CLUB

Rhumba Club are back with their Brexit-ready single,​ Normativity.​ Described by The Line of Best Fit as an ‘empowering and emotive pop masterpiece’, ​Normativity ​combines ‘80s synth-pop elements with lustful millenial electrobeats’. The track is currently featured on Spotify’s Alternative Pride playlist, alongside the likes of Christine and the Queens and Perfume Genius.
Lead singer and writer Tom Falle said of the new track:
‘I wanted to take on heteronormativity in a brutal way. “Normativity” is an anthemic pop track that gets people dancing and singing in unison...I imagine everyone doing the macarena whilst singing “Let’s all do the normativity!” - it’s designed to create a kind of grotesque moment’.

FOLLY GROUP

On stage, Folly Group is the sum of drums, percussion, bass, guitar, vocals and a sampler. Elsewhere, Folly Group is an amorphous creative entity, encompassing a group of friends whose practice spans various disciplines. Its live members have all played with each other in various projects over the last three years, and Folly Group is a way of messing with form, structure and signifiers. Folly Group attempts to question the role of the band; it’s an allergic reaction to stasis.

MOREISH IDOLS

Moreish Idols are a psychy-fishy-funky-progressive baseball battin 5 piece. Formed in Falmouth 3 years ago the 5 pals have made a home for themselves in the south London music scene. Over the last year of living in London the band have been developing their sound taking inspiration from a vast range of talented peers and collaborating with visual artists to expand the project. The recent release of their new singles ‘Mobile Phone’ and ‘Baseball’ mark a big turning point for the band, growing in popularity and gaining praise from the likes of DIY and Clash Magazine. Still perfecting their craft, Moreish Idols aim to tackle every gig with one objective and one objective only, leaving you wanting more.

Bonjour January: Rhumba Club

22 Jan 2020

Peckham Audio

133 Rye Ln
London
SE15 4BQ

7.00

FREE ENTRY

LUCY LU

There’s a new, low-slung rhythm to London’s youth – at its heart is Luke Bower. Much has been made of the emergent musical undercurrent in the nation’s capital, one which is inspiring a wave of new, more free-minded young music fans. Luke – stage name Lucy Lu – is the common thread through much of it. Having cut his teeth on the capital’s new-wave jazz scene, as well as playing lead guitar in Puma Blue and bass with Nilufer Yanya as part of their world-touring live bands, Luke has perfected his sound surrounded by the best in the business.

Bringing that craftsmanship into his own live shows, Lucy Lu channels the energy and musicianship of the likes of Andre 3000 and Pharrell. Lu says, “their brand of pop is very musical, with a lot of character. I feel like they have a wink, a wry side to their music-making. I’m definitely very influenced by that – not taking yourself too seriously, but taking the music itself seriously.”

TRACY SADA

Hailing from South London, Nigerian-born singer-songwriter and producer, Tracy Sada is  making waves of her own, having performed at the likes of Jazz Cafe, o2 Academy Islington and Bush theatre . Her sound is distinct for her soulful voice with an interplay between electronic nuances and live jazz instrumentation. After four years of working as a fashion stylist, she chose to pursue her real dream of making music. She is heavily influenced by various genres and artists including  Erykah Badu (who she penned an ode to on her bandcamp ), Radiohead and afro-fusion/jazz legend, Lagbaja. Her latest single,  Shake It Up, is a soul infused and electronic  track, co produced by Junior XL that will have you giggling on the dance floor.  She is currently working on  her debut EP,  writing  songs about love, childhood  and growing up as an immigrant in her now gentrified city.

KYANOS

KYANOS is an alternative indie outfit hailing from Suffolk. Inspired by artists such as Crumb, Mild High Club and Mac Demarco, KYANOS bring together elements of Psychedelia, Indie rock and Jazz. Their refreshing and exciting sound makes them a highly anticipated act to watch out for.

KYANOS’ upcoming single ‘Moonlight’ will be released on the 26th of November, with a music video to follow.

Bonjour January: Lucy Lu / Tracy Sada / Kyanos

15 Jan 2020

Peckham Audio

133 Rye Ln
SE15 4BQ

7.00

FREE ENTRY

ALTIN GUN

Amsterdam-based Altın Gün are essential interpreters of the Anatolian rock and folk legacy and a leading voice in the emergent global psych-rock scene. They already made a name for themselves, especially in mainland Europe, with their hotly tipped 2018 debut album ‘On’, a hugely popular KEXP performance and hundreds of gigs.

“We do have a weak spot for the music of the late ‘60s and ‘70s,” Altın Gün bass player and founder Jaspar Verhulst admits. “With all the instruments and effects that arrived then, it was an exciting time. Everything was new, and it still feels fresh. We’re not trying to copy it, but these are the sounds we like and we’re trying to make them our own.”

And what they create really is theirs. Altın Gün radically reimagine an entire tradition. The electric saz (a three-string Turkish lute) and voice of Erdinç Ecevit (who has Turkish roots) is urgent and immediately distinctive, while keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion power the surging rhythms and Merve Daşdemir (born and raised in Istanbul) sings with the mesmerizing power of a young Grace Slick. This isn’t music that seduces the listener: it demands attention. Explosive, funky and transcendent.

Altin Gun

27 Nov 2020

+ special guests

Scala

275 Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9NL

6.30pm

£15

DANA GAVANSKI

Dana Gavanski is a singer/songwriter currently residing in Toronto. She released her first EP, Spring Demos, in the fall of 2017 via Fox Food Records, a collection of delicate folk songs that she wrote the year before while living in Montreal. Once moving to Toronto, Dana met and began collaborating with some local musicians and is currently working on her first LP to be released later this year with the UK label Full Time Hobby. While still rooted in the intimacy of folk songwriting, Dana’s new album explores a different sonic texture with the addition of a full band.

Born in Vancouver to a Serbian family, but relocating to Montreal to attend university, Dana originally planned to pursue a career in film. However, she shifted her attention back to music when her then ex-partner left her his guitar before moving to NYC. Having known only how to play ‘Diamonds and Rust’ by Joan Baez, Dana picked up a Travis Picking technique book and started re-learning how to play. When in the Summer of 2016, she took a job with her father as a producer’s assistant on a horror film in the Laurentians, she made enough to focus solely on developing her music for a year. With that came her first EP, Spring Demos. In April 2019, Dana released her debut 7” single “One by One” b/w “Do You?” on Full Time Hobby.



MARGOT

Margot is a South London five-piece who make a nuanced blend of dream-pop, neo-psychedelia and jangle-guitar. A melting pot of the different influences of all five members, their hazy indie-rock sound pulls from contemporary American guitar bands such as Real Estate, The War on Drugs and Beach House, as well as recalling past British greats such as The Smiths.

Dana Gavanski / Margot

03 Mar 2021

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd, Islington
London
N1 9JB

7.30pm

£10

TONY NJOKU

Tony Njoku is a British-Nigerian electronic music producer and songwriter, born in Lagos but based in London since age 14.. His self-penned and produced songs have been described as ‘strikingly evocative soundscapes, managing to make even the shortest pop songs sound like epic adventures.’ New album dropped October 2019 on Silent Kit Records, to great response.

Although only 24 years old he has already played widely across Europe, supporting acts including Kokoko!, Gaika, Anna Von Hauswolff, Laura Misch, Puma Blue, IDER and Rival Consoles, appearing at key tastemaker festivals Simple Things, Sonic City and Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here.

With a sound that is both experimental and delicate, emotional and danceable – like a mad fusion of Sampha and Aphex Twin – Tony is a magnificently talented and versatile artist, performing solo with his unique mix of raw, vulnerable vocals and electronic mastery.

GLOWS DJ

Glows is the nom-de-plume of 22-year-old London producer and promoter GG Skips, whose part in the South London music scene has been active as both an artist and promoter. Under his label Slow Dance, he was involved in booking early shows by artists such as Sorry, Goat Girl, Sunken, Black Midi and Jerkcurb. Sonically, his music tends to be driven by propulsive percussion and electronics, alongside translucent synths and softly sung vocals. It’s evident that there are a profusion of genres that influence (he cites exotica and the blues), as the sound ranges from orchestral to ambient to something more upbeat.

Tony Njoku / Glows DJ

27 Feb 2020

SET

27A Dalston Ln, Dalston
London
E8 3DF

7.30pm

£8

SOLD OUT

POTTERY

Hailing from across Canada and the UK, Montreal’s Pottery consists of core writers Austin Boylan and Jacob Shepansky, along with Peter Baylis, Paul Jacobs, and Tom Gould. Initially bonding over artists such as Orange Juice, Josef K and Devo, the band creates a sound that combines eclectic traces of post-punk, pop, and dance music, forming an unusual atmosphere that envelopes audiences. While often shrill and jarring, Pottery’s songs simultaneously engage listeners into a hypnotic state. It’s this dualism that binds them together, uncovering harmony within discord.

Pottery / DJ Lactose Intolerant

26 Feb 2020

+ special guests

Windmill Brixton

22 Blenheim Gardens
London
SW2 5BZ

7.30pm

£7.50

TWEN

Disregarding music industry order-of-operations, Twen defied the mold through their ‘Twen Live’ cassette release in 2017. Recorded from their first performance (ever) in a Boston basement, the 5-song EP is their only recorded music prior to their upcoming release. Awestruck, their debut album (out via Frenchkiss Records) is a time capsule of their music on and off the road, two years in the making. Recorded at different times and locations, each song builds upon the next, starting with the title track ‘Awestruck’,  the first song ever written between the two; bookended with “Horseblood,” the slow burning haunt with a vocal maturity and complexity only harnessed through experience. Often referencing time itself, like the top-heavy rock anthem ‘Long Time’, time stretches throughout the record, and leaves you wanting more.

Though unabashedly indie rock, their songs genre-bend from shoe-gaze-sized walls of sound to Beatle-esque call-and-response vocal harmonies. While on “Baptism”, Jones’ delicate finger-picking patterns ring through fuzz and distortion, combining folk roots with in-your-face rock; Fitzsimmons’ voice weaves through guitar lines with Cocteau Twin’s inspired flair, giving breath of ethereal mysticism across the album. In “Honey Smacks”, the often fragmented and stream-of-consciousness lyrics are intensified by countless infectious melodies that are as timeless as they are simple.

BLACKABY

William Blackaby and friends perform songs about food and snogging for fans of Elliot Smith and Mystery Jets.

ALL CATS ARE BEAUTIFUL

All Cats Are Beautiful are an all female/non binary post-pop collective from London. Blending r'n'b production with pop hooks, expansive strings and rich choral harmonies they draw on a deep sense of nostalgia - using video game sounds, voice samples and a wide array of field recordings to create homemade synth and percussion sounds. Dance music for sad people.

Twen / Blackaby / All Cats Are Beautiful

12 Feb 2020

Shacklewell Arms

71 Shacklewell Ln, Hackney Downs
London
E8 2EB

7.30pm

£9.50

SOLD OUT

SWANS

Leaving Meaning is the first Swans album to be released since I dissolved the line up of musicians that constituted Swans from 2010 – 2017. Swans is now comprised of a revolving cast of musicians, selected for both their musical and personal character, chosen according to what I intuit best suits the atmosphere in which I’d like to see the songs I’ve written presented. In collaboration with me, the musicians, through their personality, skill and taste, contribute greatly to the arrangement of the material. They’re all people whose work I admire and whose company I personally enjoy. - Michael Gira

Swans / Norman Westberg

01 Mar 2021

EartH

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston
London
N16 8BH

7pm

£30

FAR CASPIAN

Started from a basement home studio in Leeds, Joel Johnston launched  ‘Far Caspian’ in Summer 2018. Now 2 EP’s in, the distinct ‘melanjolly’ sound of Far Caspian that combines a hazy blend of  intricate guitars, smart melodies, honest and introspective lyrics with a focussed lo-fi feel on production has led to sold out venues across the UK and EU and landed plays on Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio X and numerous Spotify and YouTube playlists generating a dedicated and growing fanbase across the world.

Although laid back and modest in sound on record, Far Caspian as a live act is a different story. Joel brings in friends to turn the bedroom project into a full band resulting in a more driven and upbeat performance. The exciting sound live has been reflected in sell-out shows on the bands’ first UK and EU headlines including London, Manchester, Leeds, Paris and Berlin.

Currently releasing a third EP solely written and produced by Joel and planning a debut album to follow Far Caspian promises to be an act that will keep pushing the boundaries of what 'lo-fi' or 'bedroom pop' can be and who this kind of music can reach.

Far Caspian

21 Oct 2020

+ special guests

Lafayette

11 Goods Way
London
N1C 4PW

7.30pm

£10

OLLIE WRIDE

Ollie Wride announces his biggest solo show to date in London following a spectacular sold out show at the Camden Assembly on 16 November. The fantastic new venue Lafayette opens its doors in February 2020 and will play host to the British born performer. Wride's debut solo album 'Thanks In Advance' through NewRetroWave Records follows sold out shows on both sides of the Atlantic as lead singer / songwriter with synthwave giants FM-84.

Expect live band performances of songs from both his debut and penned hits from the FM-84 catalogue.

Thanks In Advance digital download available here >>> https://po.st/ollie

Ollie Wride's debut album 'Thanks In Advance’ stormed up both the Bandcamp charts as well as the iTunes Album Electronic & Pop Charts earning the top spot. His debut standalone release is truly spectacular, ranging from smooth power-ballads to upbeat and addictive anthems - his fascination with memories, nostalgia’s pin up’s and assuming character led concepts of triumphing over adversity are on full display with an adrenaline filled debut LP. It's a balancing act that delves into the hallmarks of vintage pop, whilst keeping a firm eye on the world today - an album for synth lovers, much like the cult hits 'Running In The Night’ and “Never Stop", which he penned for FM-84's album 'Atlas’.

Wride's live performance is both exhilarating and captivating, embodying the role of the otherworldly outsider and the underdog - providing a vehicle for electro-rock pop songs that are more than a nostalgia trip.

NINA

In 2014, NINA released their single "My Mistake" which was included in a compilation by Hugo Boss. Following the release of their single "We Are The Wild Ones", NINA performed four shows in Florida supporting British synth pop duo Erasure on their "The Violet Flame" tour. They also performed at Liverpool Sound City music festival. "We Are The Wild Ones" was used in Syfy's TV series "Being Human". The official music video for the song was premiered by The Huffington Post. In 2015, "My Mistake" was used in a radio and TV commercial by Mercedes Benz; the song subsequently reached number 6 on Shazam's charts.

"Beyond Memory" was produced by Richard X and co-produced by Sunglasses Kid. The single was premiered by Idolator, who described it as "a slice of mid-tempo moodiness overflowing with NINA's longing, and Richard X's haunting synths". Idolator included "Beyond Memory" in their "Top 10 EPs & Mixtapes of 2016" list. "Beyond Memory" was played on BBC Introducing in July 2016. The EP features remixes by Ministry of Sound DJs Nilesh Parmar and Liam Keegan, as well as Swedish producer, Oscillian.

NINA released their fourth single "One Of Us" in collaboration with Metropolis Studios and M:UK label. The single was co-written by Nina Boldt, Laura Fares and Oscillian and mixed by British audio engineer Liam Nolan. It was premiered by PopCrush who described it as similar to "Like A Virgin-era Madonna". That year, NINA performed at synth wave festivals around Europe such as "Outland" and "Retro Future Festival".

NINA's debut album Sleepwalking was released on Aztec Records on March 16, 2018. The Electricity Club described the album's title track as "a wonderfully moonlit pop number with a Eurocentric sensibility that will also act as perfect to soundtrack a West Coast night drive". In November 2018, NINA performed six shows in the U.S. alongside Canadian synth pop band Parallels. NINA released their new single "The Calm Before The Storm" as part of Adult Swim's "Fever Dreams" synth wave compilation.

Ollie Wride / NINA

13 Mar 2021

Lafayette

11 Goods Way
London
N1C 4PW

7pm

£15

RESCHEDULED: Due to the ongoing pandemic and the associated issues with scheduling sadly this show is now postponed until the new year - 1st March 2021. All tickets purchased remain valid for the new date and the limited remaining tickets are now on-sale. Refunds are available if you are unable to make the new date.

We look forward to the show in the new year.

HENRY GREEN

After releasing his acclaimed debut album ‘Shift’ two years ago, Henry Green returns with long-awaited new music in 2020.

Green has become noted for his silky beats and delicate vocals and has topped the Hype Machine charts on numerous occasions. He’s also shared the stage with contemporaries such as London Grammar, Nick Mulvey and Aquilo, sold out shows across Europe and remixed the likes of TENDER and Mogli.

He has amassed over 100m streams and received acclaim from the likes of Mixmag, Dummy, The Line of Best Fit, DIY, Wonderland, Electronic Sound and Uncut, drawing comparisons to the likes of Bonobo, Jon Hopkins and Four Tet.

Rescheduled: Henry Green

01 Mar 2021

+ special guests

Louisiana

Wapping Rd, Bathurst Terrace
Bristol
BS1 6UA

7.30pm

£9

RESCHEDULED: Due to the ongoing pandemic and the associated issues with scheduling sadly this show is now postponed until the new year - 5th March 2021. All tickets purchased remain valid for the new date and the limited remaining tickets are now on-sale. Refunds are available if you are unable to make the new date.

We look forward to this show in the new year.

HENRY GREEN

After releasing his acclaimed debut album ‘Shift’ two years ago, Henry Green returns with long-awaited new music in 2020.

Green has become noted for his silky beats and delicate vocals and has topped the Hype Machine charts on numerous occasions. He’s also shared the stage with contemporaries such as London Grammar, Nick Mulvey and Aquilo, sold out shows across Europe and remixed the likes of TENDER and Mogli.

He has amassed over 100m streams and received acclaim from the likes of Mixmag, Dummy, The Line of Best Fit, DIY, Wonderland, Electronic Sound and Uncut, drawing comparisons to the likes of Bonobo, Jon Hopkins and Four Tet.

SUPERHEART

Superheart is a songwriter, performer, and producer, of underwater, anti-gravity flying music. Based in rural Oxfordshire, he blends synthesisers with warm atmospheric guitar, romantic lyrics and layered vocals. He draws upon classic songwriting and uses modern production techniques to achieve a beautiful and dreamlike sound.

Superheart first sang professionally aged 5 at Abbey Road studios when he featured on a version of “Horse With No Name.” He was paid with a Penguin bar and is still happy to be paid in chocolate. He enjoys long walks by the river and wondering around shopping centres. His favourite food is pizza and he really likes milkshakes.
His music has been written about by some of the leading music blogs (Earmilk / The 405 / Flaunt) and in 2018 his trio of debut singles dubbed the “flower series” consistently reached the top of Hype Machine.

Rescheduled: Henry Green / Superheart

05 Mar 2021

+ special guests

Oslo

1A Amhurst Rd, Kingsland
London
E8 1LL

7.30pm

£10

RESCHEDULED: Due to the ongoing pandemic and the associated issues with scheduling sadly this show is now postponed until the new year - 6th March 2021. All tickets purchased remain valid for the new date and the limited remaining tickets are now on-sale. Refunds are available if you are unable to make the new date.

We look forward to the show in the new year.

HENRY GREEN

After releasing his acclaimed debut album ‘Shift’ two years ago, Henry Green returns with long-awaited new music in 2020.

Green has become noted for his silky beats and delicate vocals and has topped the Hype Machine charts on numerous occasions. He’s also shared the stage with contemporaries such as London Grammar, Nick Mulvey and Aquilo, sold out shows across Europe and remixed the likes of TENDER and Mogli.

He has amassed over 100m streams and received acclaim from the likes of Mixmag, Dummy, The Line of Best Fit, DIY, Wonderland, Electronic Sound and Uncut, drawing comparisons to the likes of Bonobo, Jon Hopkins and Four Tet.

Rescheduled: Henry Green

06 Mar 2021

+ special guests

Yes

38 Charles St
Manchester
M1 7DB

7.30pm

£9

KONRADSEN

Konradsen, the duo of vocalist and pianist Jenny Marie Sabel and multi-instrumentalist Eirik Vildgren, trace their roots to the far north of Norway, where the black night of winter is backlit by the neon glow of the Northern Lights. It’s a fitting metaphor for the music the pair crafts – tradition meets innovation, and the natural world expressing its astral filament.

Inspired by the traditional songs and hymns Sabel sang with her family as a child, and the modern pop music she and Vildgren collectively admire—the work of Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, Frank Ocean and composer Christophe Chassol, among others—debut album Saints and Sebastian Stories weaves Sabel’s soulful and transportive vocals with field recordings and samples of ambient sounds. These voices of past and present dance over minimalist piano, atmospheric electronics, programmed beats and organic horns, forming a delicate sonic narrative centered on family and community that reflects the arc of their musical journey.

AJIMAL

AJIMAL serves as the creative outlet for Fran O’Hanlon, a doctor by day, who acquired the project’s name in the aftermath of being caught up in Haiti’s 2010 earthquake crisis. Whilst working as a field medic as part of his medical degree, he found himself in the presence of an infamous guest preacher and former voodoo priest, from whom he would later derive his moniker. Following this experience, O’Hanlon  went on to release his 2015 AJIMAL debut with CHIILDHOOD, recorded and released as he was qualifying to be a doctor.

Through AJIMAL, O’Hanlon often processes the thoughts and emotions caused by real-world experiences and events. He explains the origins behind his latest track;

“I wrote ANIMALS after the Charlie Hebdo shootings took place in Paris, when there were a wave of supposedly ‘retailatory’ xenophobic attacks on ordinary people across Europe. I think it follows a pattern of fear which manifests as hatred and violence. With this song, Guy [Massey] and I particularly wanted to capture something really quite dark; I felt angry when I wrote it - there was an element of despair at the way we struggle to escape that inherent violence in us and the way we treat people whose circumstances and lives we don’t understand. I wanted to contrast these massive, beautiful orchestral elements with disturbing, unsettling elements… metallic scraped and distorted noises, really low frequency, pit-of-your-stomach sort of lows...for it to really pull you in when you listen to it.”

HONEYGLAZE

Honeyglaze is the ungodly fusion of 3 humans into a clamouring superorganism. It eats only fish, and demands undistracted and constant worship. FFO Power Rangers, Salvador Dalí

Konradsen / Ajimal / Honeyglaze

06 Mar 2020

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd, Islington
London
N1 9JB

7.30pm

£8.50

SOLD OUT

KLEIN

Klein is a musician based in London via Clovelly and the first removed cousin of Mona Scott Young. This February she brings her constantly evolving live show to The Underworld in Camden. Recent album Lifetime, released on her ijn inc. label, immerses the listener in a sensory world of vocal abstraction, disarming experimentalism and pop cultural references, while layering personal themes of self-belief, misrepresentation and belonging.

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MARK LECKEY

Mark Leckey will be presenting an updated version of the "Under Under In" performance that featured in his recent Tate Britain show, O' MAGIC POWER OF BLEAKNESS, where he revisits a supernatural encounter underneath a motorway bridge.

 

Klein / Mark Leckey

13 Feb 2020

Underworld

174 Camden High St, Camden Town
London
NW1 0NE

7.30pm

£10

SOCCER MOMMY

"I don’t want to be your fucking dog,” sings Soccer Mommy’s Sophie Allison on “Your Dog,” a highlight from her critically acclaimed 2018 debut album 'Clean' that got year-end nods from 100+ publications, including The New York Times’ #1 Album of 2018. Over knotty, distorted guitars and churning bass, Allison is equal turns confrontational and vulnerable. “I want a love that lets me breathe/I’ve been choking on your leash.” It’s a mission statement, a reclamation of power, a rewriting of all indie rock’s rules. 

Soccer Mommy is the project of 22-year-old Sophie Allison, a Nashville native. She has been touring non-stop for the past few years, opening for the likes of Kacey Musgraves, Vampire Weekend, and Wilco, selling out countless headline shows, and making her festival debuts at Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Primavera Sound, and more. In September, Soccer Mommy shared her first new song since 2018, “lucy.” She followed up with the release of a second track, “yellow is the color of her eyes,” in November.

RESCHEDULED - Soccer Mommy

18 Feb 2021

+ special guests

Electric Ballroom

184 Camden High St, Camden Town
London
NW1 8QP

7.00pm

£16

HONEY HARPER

Honey Harper is both an old and a new project. The songs were written recently but they’ve been around for much longer. They resist temporality and eschew spatial specificity. Whether they were written on a lake in northern Ontario, a haunted hotel room in Atlanta, or in a car at 5AM in east London makes little difference as they all reside within.

TAYLOR SKYE

Taylor Skye grew up in a family where music was everywhere. The 21-year-old songwriter - perhaps best known to date as one of half of pop duo Jockstrap - can point to parents who were both performers in the West End, an aunt who worked as an opera singer and a brother and sister who are musicians, too, as familial musical ties. Growing up in his family’s Leicestershire home, there were pianos, guitars, violins, trumpets, saxophones and drums everywhere. He tried everything.

After years of playing the piano and going through the traditional grades, Skye started producing at age 11 when his dad brought home a laptop with Logic on it. He quickly became obsessed and would spend every day composing and writing music. “I can’t really think of any specific reason I started writing my own music,” he explains. “I just started one day and then realised that I wanted to do it pretty much all day, every day.”

Honey Harper / Taylor Skye

25 Sep 2020

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd, Islington
London
N1 9JB

7.30pm

£10

COLOSSAL SQUID

Colossal Squid, is a new project from producer/drummer Adam Betts (Three Trapped Tigers). Enlisting some of his favourite singers to vocal the tracks including Saint Saviour of Groove Armada, Ak Patterson, Kushal of Melt Yourself down and more  music is entirely composed and performed live by Adam, purely from a drum kit... connected to a load of electronics.

After drumming on tour for Goldie, Jarvis Cocker, Squarepusher and Pete Tong, Adam has signed this new project to Square Leg records. Square Leg boss, producer Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Marika Hackman, James, Bloc Party) first heard Colossal Squid while in the studio on another project, “When I heard the stuff he’d been working on my jaw dropped with excitement...so much innovation...so much energy”

The songstress AK Patterson, who previously made a name for herself touring with the band alt-J, will be guest vocalist with Colossal Squid. Her intense delivery is amplified by Betts, who described her performance on their recent collaboration, Kickpunch, as 'ferocious and joyfully unhinged'.

The Independent: “...One of the most innovative skin-bashers in modern 21st century music.”
Line Of Best Fit: “Phenomenal.... Betts captures the kind of breathless euphoria you'd expect at the apex of an Ibiza club classic.”
Chino Moreno (Deftones): “One of my favourites on the planet”
Goldie: “An exhilarating fierce drum soundscape...The guy’s a fucking animal!”
DIY mag: “In Adam Betts, the band (TTT) possess one of the very best drummers in the UK”
NME mag: “...the unfuckingbelievable skill of drummer Adam Betts.”

SLUGABED

This vigorous, upright rose makes a very good climber in both beauty and performance. It bears pleasingly cupped, pale lemon buds which gradually open to large; creamy white flowers, the outer petals perfectly arranged in concentric circles. They have a strong myrrh fragrance with dashes of meadowsweet, wanilla and heliotrope. The growth is strong and particularly healthy, and it is clothed in attractive matt green foliage. It has released records with some great record labels, and also runs its own record label. Activia Benz. Sometimes it flies around the world playing music to people but it really benefits from a shady area with some great speakers and crusty old keyboards.

Colossal Squid / Slugabed

03 Feb 2020

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd, Islington
London
N1 9JB

7.30pm

£9.50

SOLD OUT

LONNIE HOLLEY

The expansive American experience Lonnie Holley quilts together across his astounding new album, MITH, is both multitudinous and finely detailed. Holley's self-taught piano improvisations and stream-of-consciousness lyrical approach have only gained purpose and power since he introduced the musical side of his art in 2012 with Just Before Music, followed by 2013's Keeping a Record of It. But whereas his previous material seemed to dwell in the Eternal-Internal, MITH lives very much in our world - the one of concrete and tears; of dirt and blood; of injustice and hope.

Across these songs, in an impressionistic poetry all his own, Holley touches on Black Lives Matter ("I'm a Suspect"), Standing Rock ("Copying the Rock") and contemporary American politics ("I Woke Up in a Fucked-Up America"). A storyteller of the highest order, he commands a personal and universal mythology in his songs of which few songwriters are capable - names like Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Joanna Newsom and Gil Scott-Heron come to mind.

MITH was recorded over five years in locations such as Porto, Portugal; Cottage Grove, Oregon; New York City and Holley's adopted hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. These 10 songs feature contributions from fellow cosmic musician Laraaji, jazz duo Nelson Patton, visionary producer Richard Swift, saxophonist Sam Gendel and producer/musician Shahzad Ismaily.

LA TIMPA

Singer, songwriter & producer LA Timpa presents his first show of 2020 since having released his debut album Equal Amounts Afraid at the end of 2019. A brilliantly unique and emotionally charged take on pop drawing on folk, noise, rock and electronic music.

Lonnie Holley / LA Timpa

07 Feb 2020

Cafe Oto

The Print House, 18-22 Ashwin St, Dalston
London
E8 3DL

7.30pm

£17.50

SOLD OUT

SEGA BODEGA

Sega Bodega brings 2019 to a close with a special, one-off performance alongside a live string quartet, in the incredible setting of St Pancras Old Church, London.

“His disruptive pop vision feels utterly alive” - Clash
“Bringing new sound to dancefloors” - Dazed
“It’s twisted pop and we’re absolutely here for it” - i-D

Following a landmark year as an artist, producer and live performer, Sega Bodega has released ‘U Suck’ - his most distinctive and personal song to date - and revealed he is currently finishing his first full-length project.

‘U Suck’ comes at the tail-end of Sega Bodega's busiest and most successful year yet. Following the release of Autumn 2018’s acclaimed self*care project, Bodega sold out London's Hoxton Hall with his 'bedroom' live show, going on to tour the show across Europe and Asia.

Bodega has continued to develop as a producer and songwriter as well as an artist in his own right. He worked extensively with Brooke Candy on her debut album SEXORCISM, and has produced recent singles for oklou, Shygirl, Cosima, Quay Dash and Col3trane - with some of his biggest placements still to come.

Sega Bodega / Lucinda Chua

06 Dec 2019

St Pancras Old Church

Pancras Rd
London
NW1 1UL

7.30pm

£14

SOLD OUT

LAURAN HIBBERD

Humorous, infectious and charismatic in equal measure, Isle Of Wight’s rising sensation Lauran Hibberd thrives once more with anthemic single Hoochie, firmly solidifying her growing status within the UK’s emerging indie elite.

Buzzing across the airwaves with BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Jack Saunders all throwing their support behind the young musician, Lauran’s witty, off-kilter approach continues to attract glowing praise from the online community (The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, The 405) and welcome comparisons to contemporaries including Courtney Barnett and Phoebe Bridgers.

Lauran Hibberd

20 Feb 2020

+ special guests

Camden Assembly

49 Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm
London
NW1 8AN

7.30pm

£10

PURPLE PILGRIMS

Psychic sisterhood and wistful wanderlust are the twin energies feeding lush ceremonial dream-pop duo Purple Pilgrims - AKA multi-instrumentalist, home producers Valentine and Clementine Nixon. Raised itinerantly in Hong Kong and on New Zealand’s South Island, with deep backgrounds in folk music (their great-grandfather Davie Stewart was recorded by Alan Lomax), the sisters adapted by devising their own telepathic inner worlds. After the Christchurch earthquake of 2011 leveled their home they migrated to the North Island, crashing with friends and sleeping in cars, eventually returning to China, where they began performing crouched sets of gauzy, angelic noise.

Subsequent tours of Europe and America alongside Yek Koo, Gary War and Ariel Pink helped hone their sprawling, choral haze into leaner, more mantric forms. To record their first full-length LP Eternal Delight, the Pilgrims sequestered themselves in Tapu, on the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula of NZ, in a shed surrounded by native palms and birds. The isolation, stars, and river nightswimming evidently soaked into the music – all 10 tracks radiate spectral feeling and wide-eyed sensuality. In 2018 Purple Pilgrims collaborated with legendary Antipodean guitarist Roy Montgomery (The Pin Group) on his album Suffuse, alongside some of the era’s most compelling women singers (Grouper, Circuit des Yeux, Julianna Barwick), the sisters lending their voices and lyricism to his enveloping sound.

SOFIA WOLFSON

Stumbling down the narrow hallway of her family’s Los Angeles home, Sofia Wolfson took her first steps to her dad strumming “Norwegian Wood” on his Taylor Guitar. She was surrounded by music from the beginning: the rooms and hallways always lined with a variety of instruments from guitars to dulcimers, basses to shakers. Wolfson picked up the guitar at age 6, began writing her own songs by age 9, and played her first show when she was thirteen, a pimply high school freshman singing about homework woes, boy troubles and the overwhelming feeling of growing up. During her years at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, though a theater major, she continued writing and performing music, taking lessons learned from her department about performance and delivery.

Raised on a crowded West Hollywood intersection, Los Angeles has always been a central character in Wolfson’s music, whether she draws her inspiration from her morning hike up to the Observatory with her dog Gulliver, or from conversations she overhears while walking through her neighborhood. Her musical influences range from Joni Mitchell to Blake Mills, The Band to Fiona Apple, music she was introduced to by her dad on long car rides north to visit family.

Purple Pilgrims / Sofia Wolfson

14 Jan 2020

Shacklewell Arms

71 Shacklewell Ln, Hackney Downs
London
E8 2EB

7.30pm

£9

SOLD OUT

RESCHEDULED 

Sadly due to the ongoing pandemic and scheduling issues relating to this the Louis Cole show planned for September 10th is now postponed, and will take place early in the new year, on Friday 12th March 2021, as part of a re-scheduled tour.  Refunds are available if you are unable to make the new date, however please note - this show is sold out.

We look forward to welcoming him to London in the new year.

LOUIS COLE

One half of the LA duo KNOWER, Louis Cole is a singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalists known today as one of the world’s most celebrated musicians.

Now touring his third album Time and its sister EP Live Sesh & Xtra Songs- Cole’s sound is a seemingly simple and totally addictive mix of electro-funk missiles shot clearly on refrains and steamy nostalgic strolls. Signed to Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder, 2020 anticipates yet another debut paired with his searing videos.

With a mission “to create deep feelings through music” his comedic YouTube videos aren’t far from the real thing. Viral video favourites like F It Up mirror his live big band show experience, featuring LA’s best instrumentalists seen creating hot funk whilst crammed into his modest living room. Now his largest shows to date, Louis Cole’s Big Band follows in similar fashion: weird, wild and wonderful. This will be a night to remember.

GENEVIEVE ARTADI

Genevieve Artadi is best known as the other half of LA duo KNOWER. A celebrated vocalist and singer-songwriter in her own right, Genevieve's collaborations extend across the electronic, jazz, funk and experimental genres. This 2020 welcomes her debut album, a self-produced work which feels like the story of her world and in her words embraces "the weirdness as an adventure."

 

 

RESCHEDULED: Louis Cole Big Band / Genevieve Artadi

12 Mar 2021

EartH

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston
London
N16 8BH

7pm

£16

SOLD OUT

SQUIRREL FLOWER

Squirrel Flower is the alias 22-year-old Ella Williams adopted for herself when writing songs and poetry as a child. Coming from a professional musical family spanning generations, Williams has always been surrounded by music. By 14 she started writing more seriously and released her first EP of folk music under her own name. After immersing herself in the DIY scene of her Boston hometown before moving to Iowa to study Art + Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality studies at Grinnell college, she found a more experimental sound, linking her choral roots, classical harmony and ethereal chord structures, and released her first EP as Squirrel Flower, "Early Winter Songs From Middle America." her second EP, Contact Sports, is a perfectly formed collection of songs about relationships; intimacy, dependency, betrayal and geography, set to the backdrop of the American Midwest. The songs represent push and pull of love and intimacy while also being meditations on place. From the fulsome guitar and visceral, cathartic breakdown of lead single ‘Conditions’ to the carefully layered beauty of ‘Hands Melt’, this varied collection frequently impresses with its maturity and craftsmanship. Tracks like the fuzzy, dimly-lit euphoria of ‘Daylight Savings’ are spellbinding in their turn of phrase as Williams sings “I know we’ve gained an hour, but I feel like we’ve lost two”.

HAILAKER

Seen by its current members as less of an artist or band than a fluid, open-ended project, Hailaker (hay-ull-ache-err)’s principal members and founders are Jemima Coulter and Ed Tullett, who work between Bristol, Cardiff and Oxfordshire. Portland, Oregon-based artist Mike Roth handles artwork, and Ali Lacey (Novo Amor), amongst others, also contribute. Hailaker is makeshift, which is greatly reflected in their self-titled debut record’s sound. Built around melodic, acutely felt and poetic songwriting, Hailaker is full of varied textures, electronics, and a plethora of acoustic instrumentation.

Hailaker is a made up word. To its members however, it holds a heavier significance because of that. “Having a word with no defined meaning means the only association it could have is with the project. That’s so freeing because it’s completely open, and I think it’s led to us feeling infinitely free about what Hailaker is, who’s involved, what the music sounds and looks like, etc. It’s all Hailaker because it all feels like Hailaker”, Coulter explains.

Squirrel Flower / Hailaker

28 Jan 2020

The Islington

1 Tolpuddle St, The Angel
London
N1 0XT

7.30pm

£8

PHARMAKON

Devour marks the fourth full-length record from New York City based artist Margaret Chardiet’s project Pharmakon and the most intense output of her 12 plus years creating industrial noise. Like her previous albums, Devour comes with a strong concept that is exorcised throughout the five demolishing tracks on the album, using imagery and language of self-cannibalism as allegory for the self-destructive nature of humans. Each of the five songs echoes a stage of grief associated with this cyclical chamber of self-destruction and the chaos surrounding us that leads us to devour ourselves in an attempt to balance the agony.

The album was recorded by Ben Greenberg (Uniform) and is the first Pharmakon album recorded live in studio. The A and B sides were each recorded as a continuous take with vocals from start to finish, marking a totally new process for the artist that allows the ferocity and immediacy of her live performance to resonate throughout. Devour also explores new sonic territory, with denser electronics, groovier hooks, and moments of her most unhinged vocal deliveries to date. As one of the premiere vanguards of modern industrial and power electronics, Chardiet continuously pushes the genres and everyone involved in them, and with the release of Devour, she has once again changed the game.

Pharmakon

01 Dec 2020

+ special guests

Studio 9294

92 Wallis Rd, Hackney Wick
London
E9 5LN

7.30pm

£12.50

WIRE

WIRE are the definitive post-punk group. Since their inception they’ve maintained a reputation for creating music that stretches the rock form whilst simultaneously editing it down to its essence. With their gift for crafting songs that perfectly balance experimentation and accessibility, WIRE were recently hailed by the Quietus as “one of the most consistent British bands of all time”. Yet WIRE exhibit little inclination to look back or trade on past glories, rather they remain resolutely focused on producing music which is smart, vital and defiantly modern.

WIRE

26 Mar 2021

+ special guests

Islington Assembly Hall

Upper St, Islington
London
N1 2UD

7pm

£20

THE ORIELLES

From the first jangling sunshine chords on opening track ‘Mango’, Silver Dollar Moments announces itself as a proper piece of indie pop goodness. Then, across 45 minutes, it takes all kinds of turns, into ESG-ish yips and funk, dreamy-arch harmonies, disco synth-pows and stoner bongos, unsettling submerged voices - with all that and more it still flows like a fountain of indie pop, fresh and catchy and altogether.

Maybe one reason it all coheres so beautifully is that The Orielles are a close-knit unit: two sisters and their best mate. “We met Henry at a house party a few years ago,” says Sid. “I mean, it’s a bit lamer than that sounds. It was a friend of our parents, she was having a 40th birthday party, and we went along, and Henry was there too, with his parents.” They’ve been writing songs together ever since, Esme singing and on bass, Sidonie on drums, Henry on guitar. They’ve played live all over the UK as well as Europe and North America, and this year they signed to Heavenly Recordings and headed into Eve Studios in Stockport.

In the studio right alongside them was Marta Salogni, possibly the most beloved producer in the western world at the moment, who’s also worked recently with Liars, Kelela, Björk and The Moonlandingz. “Marta is mint,” say the band. “She’s fucking sick.”

On the album, they expanded their skillsets: “There’s loads of percussion - bongos, cowbell, allsorts,” says Sidonie. “Henry plays the Hammond organ, and a Fender Rhodes, a Minimoog, a normal piano, and a glockenspiel.” Some of this was prompted by Salogni: “We got stoned and she played a 20-minute synth set and we just sat there watching it, like, whoah,” says Henry. “It was literally one of the best pieces of music I’ve ever witnessed live,” says Esme. There’s flute on the album, too, from Lucy Power, who came in last minute and improvised on ‘Henry’s Pocket’. “We got to make music on all these beautiful instruments that they’ve collected over the years at Eve,” says Henry. “It was inspiring, really. We were sad to leave.”

The songs are also inspired by cinema, literature and physiological details of domestic animals. “So many pop songs are about relationships or growing up or whatever,” they say. “We wanted to write a few songs that make people think, What the hell is that about?”

LAZARUS KANE

"swirling pop-funk" DIY
"a bona fide finger-snapper right from the off." TLOBF
"arguably the greatest unknown in popular music history" So Young

PVA

‘Country Fried’ Dance Trio based in London

The Orielles / Lazarus Kane / PVA

04 Mar 2020

Electric Ballroom

184 Camden High St, Camden Town
London
NW1 8QP

7pm

£15

STRAWBERRY GUY

When Alex Stephens (A.K.A. Strawberry Guy) self-released his debut single last year, he was merely doing it out of a love for songwriting. What he wasn't expecting was a million Youtube streams and an avid fanbase. Now, the South-Wales born, Liverpool-based songwriter is ready to release a full EP of his compelling, lushly produced dream-pop.

Born outside Cardiff, Strawberry Guy moved to Liverpool to study music and grow as a writer. 'I knew that it was a very artistic city with all it’s creative history, it seemed like the perfect place to move to.'  he says. Whether it's playing keyboards in The Orielles or just being part of the city's growing musical scene, Alex plays music for the love of music, something that heavily translates into his adept songwriting.

'I put out the first single ‘Without You’ on Soundcloud not really expecting much from it.'  he explains, speaking to us about his journey to this release. 'To actually have a fanbase now from it is surprising and amazing.'  These passionate supporters are already strong in number & character and Youtube is becoming increasingly filled with various fan-made videos for his tracks.

L.A. PEACH

Bridging the gap between the luscious twanging of Americana and the sweeping echoes of indie pop, Welsh born John James Davies’ lovechild L.A.PEACH is anything but mundane. Drawing on his innate sense for storytelling, the London based qualified football coach has a daring approach when it comes to his songwriting: bold, charming and gritty all wrapped in a sheath of resplendent pop melodies that burst with extroverted intelligence.

Following a string of sold out London shows at Blondies, The Social and The Shackelwell Arms, a UK tour with Oxford’s Lacuna Common and the release of their latest EP Come On Over And Test Me (released via Sad Club Records), the predominately Welsh band are now gearing up to record their very first album!

Strawberry Guy / L.A. Peach

30 Jan 2020

The Islington

1 Tolpuddle St, The Angel
London
N1 0XT

7.30pm

£8.50

PEGGY SUE

Peggy Sue are London-via-Brighton indie duo Rosa Slade and Katy Young. Founded in 2007, the band have released three albums on Wichita Recordings, culminating in 2014's critically acclaimed 'Choir Of Echoes', and toured with the likes of Jack White, Local Natives and First Aid Kit.

'Slow Fade' is the first single from Peggy Sue's upcoming fourth album. After a three year break - during which Rosa Slade and Katy Young have been performing with all-female singing group Deep Throat Choir - 'Slow Fade' is an apt comeback; a melancholy celebration of patience. It is a dreamy breakup song, one that let's you hang around lazily in the days when you aren't ok yet.

The single - and upcoming album- borrow in equal parts from the perfectly-constructed pop songs of the 1960s and   the understated, noisey guitar experiments of 90s indie bands such as The Breeders and Blur. The new material sees front-women Slade and Young joined by Dan Blackett (Landshapes) on drums and Benjamin Gregory (GRIP TIGHT) on bass who bring a fresh energy and clarity to the band's enduringly captivating duel vocals.

Peggy Sue

12 Dec 2019

+ special guests

SET

27A Dalston Ln
London
E8 3DF

7.30pm

£10

MAYRA ANDRADE

Mayra’s singing is a blend of radiant, dancing colors, velvet beats and spicy melodies. Her voice is subtly seasoned with pepper, as if the Europe of pop had always been a tropical archipelago. The songs conjure up an eternal summer that disperses the mists and chills, but never resort to the tinsel of exoticism. Sung in Cape Verdean creole, English and Portuguese, they carry us away in their warm, adventurous unpredictability. Mayra’s pop spans the world’s entire vast sweep from Western romanticism to Southern sensuality, and domestic reggae to African 3/4 time. It is topical, tropical, traveling pop. Her aim was simply to make 'music that reflected my life'.

And her life has been very colorful. Her father fought for Cape-Verdean independence, a struggle supported by Cuba. When there were fears for his wife’s health during pregnancy, she left to have her child in the 'brother country'. So Mayra was born in Havana. She spent her early childhood in Praia, Cape Verde. Then, at the age of six, she went with her mother and diplomat stepfather to Senegal, Angola and Germany. When she returned to Cape Verde at the age of forteen, she began to sing and won a gold medal at the 2001 Francophone Games contest in Ottawa.

Mayra Andrade

16 Sep 2020

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Electric Brixton

Town Hall Parade
London
SW2 1RJ

7pm

£19.50

DEVON WELSH

Can music make you feel less alone? Can it foster intimacy from afar? In his stark songs, which are like sonic poems, the Canadian artist Devon Welsh has mined such questions with rigor, vulnerability, and grace. From 2010 to present, his body of work has pushed language to the fore in service of closing the space between artist and listener, prizing human connection above all.

With his duo Majical Cloudz, Welsh found a huge audience for that vision: he released two critically-acclaimed LPs with Matador Records, and went from DIY house-show tours to playing arenas with Lorde. Moreover, Welsh created life-affirming moments: on-stage, he looked people in the eye—blurring the line between music and performance art—and could bewilder listeners or make them cry. But after disbanding Majical Cloudz in 2016, Welsh retreated to take stock of his purpose as an artist. He shifted his relationship with music. His solo album, ​Dream Songs​, arrived in 2018, rescaling the pulsing heart of his work with arresting orchestral arrangements.

In the wake of ​Dream Songs​, Welsh has taken stock once again. Leaving his longtime home of Montreal, the Ontario-born artist moved to rural Wisconsin to recalibrate still. Recording in a basement studio and embracing a quieter, simpler life, he worked on his emotional health through meditation and therapy. His newest music is in ways a product of those introspective focuses.

Devon Welsh

24 Nov 2020

+ special guests

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd, Islington
London
N1 9JB

7.30 pm

£10

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SWANS

Leaving Meaning is the first Swans album to be released since I dissolved the line up of musicians that constituted Swans from 2010 – 2017. Swans is now comprised of a revolving cast of musicians, selected for both their musical and personal character, chosen according to what I intuit best suits the atmosphere in which I’d like to see the songs I’ve written presented. In collaboration with me, the musicians, through their personality, skill and taste, contribute greatly to the arrangement of the material. They’re all people whose work I admire and whose company I personally enjoy. - Michael Gira

Swans / Norman Westberg

03 Mar 2021

EartH

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston
London
N16 8BH

7pm

£30

SOLD OUT

SWANS

Leaving Meaning is the first Swans album to be released since I dissolved the line up of musicians that constituted Swans from 2010 – 2017. Swans is now comprised of a revolving cast of musicians, selected for both their musical and personal character, chosen according to what I intuit best suits the atmosphere in which I’d like to see the songs I’ve written presented. In collaboration with me, the musicians, through their personality, skill and taste, contribute greatly to the arrangement of the material. They’re all people whose work I admire and whose company I personally enjoy. - Michael Gira

Swans / Norman Westberg

02 Mar 2021

EartH

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston
London
N16 8BH

7pm

£30