CURATING SHOWS FOR THE ROWDY, WEIRD & EXPERIMENTAL SINCE 2008
GUM TAKES TOOTH
Gum Takes Tooth are a two man everything machine endlessly seeking what-the-fuck aural mesmerism in a maze like arrangement of physically overwhelming rituals of sound system culture, riffs and pan-cultural psychedelics. Each member focusing intently on unmediated rhythmic interaction between crowd and performer, directing the energy towards unexplored altered states. Dark primal frequencies are felt and not heard, unremitting circular drums shatter and rebirth whilst a cast of vocal characters provide an astral guide through these dizzying manipulations.
Circuit Breaker have spent their existence in the hinterlands of the obscure, sourcing their sound from homemade and bastardised electronics and an animalistic hunger for degenerate rhythms, working in near total isolation with neither a care nor concern for anything resembling peers.
FITH is driven by the spell of the spoken word, minimal percussive refrains, washed out in oneiric textures & deep melodic synths. FITH are Dice Miller, Berlin and Manchester based poet, vocalist, experimental filmmaker, & Enir Da, Parisien music composer, producer, percussionist.
FILM MATERIAL is an inclusive collective working in diverse approaches to artists moving image, film, video, photography and light. They host public events, including screenings, expanded film performances, workshops and engage in critical discussion of work-in-progress at Rogue Artists Studios in Manchester.
Members of Film Material will be projecting found 35mm film with live mark-making and other filmic interventions.
THE NEIGHBOURS ARE BATS
A collaborative sound/performance project making use of bat recordings courtesy of the Bat Conservation Trust, by Esme Armour, Timothea Armour and Yasmine Akamune-Miles. ‘The Bats’ will be hosting a workshop and jam session throughout the day.
Philip Best’s on/off moniker Consumer Electronics, currently touring as a band, has been touted with ‘power electronic’ genre he’s pioneered since 1982 at the ripe age of 14. Regardless of eschewing that confined label – which he considers a usually disappointing experience measured against its potential - his performances guarantee the most extreme, both at the outer most existence of confrontational subject
matter and noise experimentation; a purity of vision where the concept of offense and obnoxiousness is rejected as a social construct. Certainly no exception is teasingly contrarily titled latest album Dollhouse Songs currently being toured.
Bas Jan is a new project with acclaimed singer and multi-instrumentalist Serafina Steer (here on bass guitar, keyboard, and vocals) joined by Sarah Anderson (electric violin, keyboards, and vocals) and Jenny Moore (drums and vocals). Their debut single ‘Sat Nav’ gives a glimpse of the direction this exciting band are taking with a woozy journey that drives the listener from a city-sensible pop to a shimmering forest steeped in multi-layered synths and soaring guitar solos.