Manchester polymath Murlo announces the return of his immersive audio-visual show, after the release of critically-acclaimed debut album Dolos. The show will take place at EartH, a recently-restored 1930s Art Deco-style theatre in Dalston, and promises to bring the Dolos universe to life in vivid, unforgettable detail.
"The most exciting electronic composer around" – Clash
"Bursting with buoyant energy" – Dummy
"Substance, style and brilliant bangers" – Mixmag
Since emerging with a series of releases on acclaimed underground labels like Mixpak, Butterz and Glacial Sound, Murlo quickly became one of the most popular artists on the club circuit, with an unmistakable style defined by vivid colours, addictive melodies and an imaginative touch that set him apart from his peers. As his profile rose, Murlo released some of his highest-profile projects: he scored a fashion show by Nasir Mazhar, soundtracked Stormzy’s film for Adidas, and dropped a now-legendary remix of Rihanna’s ‘Work’ that dominated SoundCloud for months.
The start of 2019 saw Murlo release his long-awaited debut album Dolos, released as both a 15-track album and Murlo’s first graphic novel - a 36-page story based around themes of escapism, solace and hiding from your past - all hand-drawn, written and painted by Murlo himself. As ever with Murlo, it finds him pushing the boundaries of both music and visual art in a way that’s both innovative and genuine.
Murlo’s multi-disciplinary approach also applies to the live arena, and this new audio-visual show represents a completely immersive new live experience, featuring music from the album, unreleased material and a handful of classics woven into a unique narrative, 100% hand-drawn and animated by Murlo in his signature Ghibli-esque style. The previous incarnation of Murlo's audio-visual sold out London's prestigious ICA and a subsequent UK tour - and will be showcased at flagship electronic festival Sonar this summer - so this isn't one to be missed.
Murlo A/V show / Yamaneko (Live) / Sega Bodega (DJ)
21 May 2019
+ special guests
11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Stoke Newington
London N16 8BH