Iona Lee publication launch
Tuesday 26th June, 7pm (Doors open 6.30pm)
Celebrate the publication of Iona Lee’s latest poetry pamphlet, Polygon New Poets
along with her friends
Leyla Josephine and Jim Monaghan
with music from Wolf Note and The Hoojamammas.
Film & Music Mart with Anadolu Psych book launch
Saturday 7th July, Free Entry
Music & Film Mart from Midday til 6pm
Book event with Daniel starts at 2pm
We are excited to welcome Rocky Records and Strange Vice to the bar for another afternoon of stalls selling the finest second hand vinyl and cult film.
Celebrating the publication of ‘The Turkish Psychedelic Music Explosion: Anadolu Psych 1965-1980’ by Daniel Spicer.
Feature readings from the book by Daniel Spicer
+ musical performance by F.Ampism – a specially-commissioned head-trip of 21st century psychedelia based on a fragment of original Turkish psych.
+ DJs Mystery Lesson & F.Ampism spinning Turkish/Middle Eastern/North African bangers
Books will be available for purchase.
About the book:
In the mid-1960s, a new generation of young Turkish musicians combined Western pop music with traditional Anatolian folk to forge the home-grown phenomenon of Anadolu Pop. But that was just the beginning. Through the second half of that turbulent decade, Turkish rock warped and transformed, striking out into wilder and stranger territory – fuelled by the psychedelic revolution and played out over a backdrop of cultural, social and political turmoil.
The Turkish Psychedelic Music Explosion tells the story of a musical movement that was brought to an end by a right-wing coup in 1980, largely forgotten and only recently being rediscovered by Western crate-diggers. It’s a tale of larger-than-life musical pioneers with raging political passions and visionary ideas ripe for rediscovery.
“… as a knowledgeable and thoughtful overview to a scene which is now more accessible than ever, this serves as a perfect introduction.” – The Wire
“Superb.” – Stewart Lee
Published by Repeater Books.
TAYNE, grum~pe, Std.Model
Monday 9th July, 7 -10pm, tickets
jackofthearts Presents: The objec_Tour
An exhibtion by Bristol based artist @mental_tabernacle soundtracked by:
A London based Experimental, Noise, Pop outfit by Matthew Sutton.
TAYNE’s music is an aural assault that weld moody, atmospheric vocals, punishing guitars and overwhelming electronics, to pulsating rhythms that create an intense listening.
Transcending the Barriers of Balance grüm~pé. The Genes of the Soul grüm~pé. Images of Europa grüm~pé. Exigencies grüm~pé. A Subtle Shift of Awareness. Grum-pe has produced all sorts of electronic music over the past two decades.
A Standard Model
A dysfunctional abstraction. Weakend punk and electromondaynity. London / Rio de Janeiro / Stoke-on-Trent.
Ben Salter (Aus) + guests
Friday 20th July, 7:30pm
Ben Salter is an Australian songwriter and performer, based in the southern state of Tasmania. He has toured Australia and the world for nearly 20 years, both solo and as a member of The Wilson Pickers, The Gin Club, Giants of Science and Hownowmer. Ben returns to the UK and Europe in the summer of 2018 in support of his most recent album Back Yourself.
Ben’s distinctive, emotive voice is regularly cited as the one of the best in Australia. His performances highlight his storytelling, humour and sincerity, while his recordings experiment with a diversity of styles from acoustic ballads to indie rock, avant garde soundscapes and instrumentals. His unique outlook and inimitable musical style is in the tradition of songwriters John Cale, Robert Wyatt and David Byrne, and he draws inspiration from the likes of The Velvet Underground, Roy Orbison, The Ink Spots and Low.
Official Website: bensalter.com.au
Sarah Records tour: Even As We Speak & friends!
Sunday 22nd July, 7pm
Tickets available HERE
Timed to coincide with Emotional Response Records reissuing a bunch of gems from the seminal Sarah Records catalogue, Not Unloved presents 4 bands from the label plus a DJ set by fellow Sarah alumni, The Wake.
Even As We Speak: A rare chance to catch Sydney, Australia’s pop geniuses. Not content to fit in with any janglepop orthodoxy, they’ve incorporated influences as diverse as country and Philly soul. 2017’s ‘The Black Forest’ e.p. was a real joy. It’s great to have them back.
Boyracer: Boyracer took any perceived notion of a single ‘Sarah sound’ and exploded it in a mess of passion and joyful guitar noise. Their post-Sarah output is a vast thing of wonder!
Action Painting!: By marrying frenetic guitars with heartfelt lyrics sung with real feeling and a few nods to The Jasmine Minks and Buzzcocks along the way, AP! crafted some of the most vital music released on Sarah. Sure to be a blast live!
Secret Shine: With lashings of guitars through banks of effects pedals, Secret Shine always whipped up a considerable sonic squall. But there were lovely melodies, too. Again, their impressive post-Sarah records should be sought out immediately.
The Wake (DJ set): The Wake’s wondrous records grace the catalogues of some of the finest independent labels ever: Factory, Captured Tracks, LTM and, of course, Sarah. Expect to hear The Fall!
Mhenwhar Huws & Friends
Monday 23rd July
Doors 7:30pm £5
Una, Davidson, Nicholson & South Trio
Flower Corsano Duo, Ashtray Navigations, Nackt Insecten
Sunday 29th July, 8pm
Tickets £8 Advance, £10 on the door
We are really excited at the return of the Flower Corsano Duo this summer. An amazing line up with Ashtray Navigations and Nackt Insecten makes for a psychedelic improv explosion of the very best weird music. The show at KPC, Flower Corsano Duo played with Group Inerane was one of our favourite shows ever!
Formed in 2005, the duo melds the propane-lit, overdriven drone-ragas of MICHAEL FLOWER (Vibracathedral Orchestra, MV & EE, Sunburned Hand of the Man)’s electrified shahi baaja and the melodically kinetic and free drumming of CHRIS CORSANO (Paul Flaherty, Joe McPhee, Rangda, Bjork). In the years since their debut album The Radiant Mirror (Textile, 2007), they have toured and recorded frequently, expanding their range to include a mind-boggling array of free sound with seamless shifts between tumultuous intensity and blissed-out serenity. Watch them go at it HERE
Ashtray Navigations are 24 years old! The best psychedelic band in the UK. They put out so much great music. Their most recent release, ‘Zoom Up’ is a shimmering dream sequence with the “usual shiny mountain of FM, digital and analogue synthesis, rivmic pulsations and hot jet guitar, that kind of thing. Mixed and mastered on real old fashioned plastic audio tape, just like in ye aulde dayees for maximum crunch.” Listen to it HERE
Nackt Insecten, aka Ruaraidh Sanachan has put out lots of engrossing weird noise with his Sick Head tape label, brought us sublime kraut space rock with Moon Unit, and the flipper heavy punk of Bad Aura. Not seen much solo activity for a while so we are really excited to see him play tonight, check out his records Reality Bridge and Quantum Odyssey. Listen HERE
Freakender presents LYLO & Guests
Friday 3rd August
Watch Lylo Video
FM2U Music Conference
Saturday 1st September, Midday – 6pm
From me to you (#FM2U): A one-day music conference specifically from and for independent musicians comes to Glasgow
A new music conference specifically from and for independent musicians is being held on November 29th, 2015 at Strongroom Studios in London.
From me to You (#FM2U) is a music conference specifically from and for DIY musicians and their supporters. Celebrating music makers and innovators in the new music industry, FM2U acts as a platform for artists to share experiences, contacts and ideas. The event will feature two panel debates with topics pertinent to independent musicians, as well as networking opportunities and live music in form of musical keynotes by inspirational artists. Speakers include artists LITTLE BOOTS, BETH ROWLEY, FEMME as well as representatives from record labels, music sync companies, digital distributors and music publishers.
Singer Songwriter and creator of FM2U, Roxanne de Bastion, says:
“The decentralisation of the industry has allowed for new models to emerge and for pro-active musicians and their supporters to create and stay in charge of their careers – it’s a really exciting time to be a musician!”
FM2U invites all pro-active, full-time musicians and their supporters, or those wishing to learn more about how to be one, to come along to the strongroom studios. The conference starts at 12:45pm on Sunday the 29th (doors 12:00). Register for a ticket via eventbrite.
Ticket link HERE
FM2U 2015 partners with artist organisation FAC (Featured artist Coalition) and promoter Success Express Music. FM2U 2015 is sponsored by PRS for music and Robertson Taylor Insurance.