a two day music festival
11th september 2015, from 6.30pm
12th september 2015, from 3pm
hosted by south street arts centre
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two days of eclectic music curated by the doubledotdash!? collective and south street arts centre.
combining some of the most exciting acts in the UK underground music scene, with some of berkshire's finest acts.
there will be 2 intimate indoor stages running simultaneously on both days.
there will also be good times. new friends. booze. and hopefully some sunshine.
food will be provided on site by tutu's ethiopian table.
weekend tickets available now for 17 pounds. individual tickets for each day will be available
in due course - 10 pounds for the friday, and 12 pounds 50 for the saturday.
more on the door.
previous years: 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
(in alphabetical order)
AFTERSCHOOL TEATIME // ANOTHER NEVILLE // BASS CLEF // HENRY BLACKER
MICHAEL CHAPMAN // NYA SHELLEY // PET CAT // RUTGER HAUSER // SPACE CHURCH // UBIK
COWTOWN // GIFT OF BLINDNESS // GIRL POWER // GLASSED // GUM TAKES TOOTH
GWENNO // JOE MARSHALL // LAURA MOODY // ORDER OF THE HOOF // PLINTH // QUINTA
RATTLE // TAMAN SHUD // THE ETHICAL DEBATING SOCIETY // TYPICAL HUNKS // VIIOFIX // WILD ISLAND
plus DJs until 1am on both nights!
a lot of noise, and a lot of hair. ALL POWER TO KEN.
featuring members of SOEZA and THE JELAS amongst many others. ANOTHER NEVILLE
give us the synth led indie dance party that we have always dreamed of!
BASS CLEF is the primary handle for the marauding musical runnings of ralph cumbers, the
producer, trombone player, DJ and modular synth manipulator (as SOME TRUTHS) whom, whilst
calling hackney his current home, has long since broken through the earthly atmosphere with
his itinerant, style-and-pattern approach to electronic music.
COWTOWN began life as a exuberant grungy noise duo before evolving (over time) into the
budget/econo/weirdo pop three piece they are today. inspired as much by 70's/80's punk,
post-punk and new wave as they are by 90's slacker rock variants and 80's power ballads, the
band's sound is a bizarre yet strangely familiar concoction performed with unrivalled energy
GIFT OF BLINDNESS
GIFT OF BLINDNESS is a project of umair chaudhry and simon tierney (ex members of oxford
based band XMAS LIGHTS) incorporating elements of doom & shoegaze.
hailing from oxford and channelling the spirit that made the city such an exciting scene
a few years back these three righteous punks thrash out a heady set of hardcore and
noise rock that will hopefully strike the match that sets the place ablaze again.
a brand new sound from familiar faces previously involved with local heavy hitters
COLEY PARK and SLOW RIVER SLOW. embracing the retrofuture with synth sounds, and CAN-ish vibes.
GUM TAKES TOOTH
two man everything machine endlessly seeking what-the-fuck aural mesmerism in a maze
like arrangement of physically overwhelming rituals of dance music, sound system
culture, doom 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.
from 2005-2010 GWENNO was a writer and performer as a member of brighton-based
conceptual pop band THE PIPETTES and more recently, has completed a successful stint
to promote 'y dydd olaf' supporting GRUFF RHYS on his 'american interior' tour around the
UK. she is a native welsh and cornish speaker and it's this along with co-producing
and co-hosting welsh language show 'cam o'r tywyllwch' (a step away from the darkness)
with PESKI for radio cardiff and more recently, resonance fm, that has led her to create
music that translates her internationalist influences into layered, home-fi keyboard
sounds wrapped in echoed vocals and musique concrete-inspired beats.
from two of the brains that reside in HEY COLOSSUS, HENRY BLACKER distils the HC sound down
to it's core - a ferocious rock n roll boogie. RIFFS!
JOE has been traversing higher plains of sound for over a decade now, slowly perfecting
his craft over that period he navigates between the skyward trajectories of bowed guitar
and the cosmic bound explorations of droned synths and other-worldly sampled loops.
it is difficult not to experience his music as a journey to a place both familiar yet
"...a delightfully unsignposted and roadless musical landscape...essential to all you
inner space cadets..." - JULIAN COPE
LAURA MOODY is an alternative cellist, avant-singer-songwriter and a founding member
of internationally renowned ELYSIAN QUARTET. fascinated with words, sounds, noises and
textures, she eschews laptops and loop pedals to explore what is possible using only
solo cello and voice. she creates a unique space between the contemporary avant garde,
classical music, experimental pop and singer-songwriter tradition.
the guitar and voice of MICHAEL CHAPMAN first became known on the british folk circuit in
1967. playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical material, he established a
reputation for intensity and innovation. signed to emi's HARVEST label he recorded a quartet
of classic albums. LPs like 'rainmaker' and 'wrecked again' defined the melancholic observer
role MICHAEL was to make his own, mixing intricate guitar instrumentals with a full band sound.
the late 1990's onwards represented a period of continued rebirth for CHAPMAN. he embraced
the 'elder statesman' role and enjoyed critical acclaim for albums like 'navigation' and
'still making rain' (a wry pun title that looked back to his debut album). with the 1997
release of 'dreaming out loud', CHAPMAN was releasing albums at the rate of one every two
years, while attracting high praise from the likes of THURSTON MOORE and SUPERGRASS.
twisty and tangled alternative folk duo.
ORDER OF THE HOOF
maxxed out guitar improv quartet.
formed from the remnants of, possibly, our favourite ever reading band HUNTING THE SHY,
PET CAT started life as a solo output for ali's fragile song-writing. with the addition
of former stalker-of-the-meek will on bass and liam on drums (both of ddd!? house band
and reading's "most lethal rhythm section", TODDLERS) PET CAT became a formidable
live unit and released the classic 'wires' cassette back in 2012; a spell-binding mix of
reverb drenched dream-pop-heaviosity and delicate song craft.
will was replaced by phil whose adroit playing not only complements the existing songs
but fleshes out new material that continues to highlight the individual voice and
talents of this skilful trio.
sussex-based michael tanner has released a jaw-dropping quantity of sonic projects under
his own name and in various guises that include PLINTH, THE CLOISTERS, THALASSING, TASKERLANDS
AND CAT LADY, THE A. LORDS & UNITED BIBLE STUDIES.
michael's predilection for abstracted english folk-soundscapes, dreamlike mellotron woodwinds,
plangent string drones, lambent field recordings and eerie victorian dulcimers has
inexorably evolved into a distinctive musical vocabulary.
QUINTA is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, who has worked with the likes of BAT FOR LASHES,
RADIOHEAD'S PHILIP SELWAY, PENGUIN CAFE, PATRICK WOLF and THE PAPER CINEMA. her first
record, "my sister, boudicca" used strings, musical saw, harmonium, piano, found sounds & samples.
QUINTA meets free play and experimentation with musical substance in her work, and brings
a mischievous theatricality to her performances.
RATTLE exhibit a truly original and exhilarating live experience of voice and drum.
comprised of theresa j wrigley and katharine eira brown (of FISTS and KOGUMAZA
respectively) - they play hypnotic, minimalist rhythms accompanied by vocal melodies
reminiscent of the more experimental aspects of post-punk, remaining unique without
being banal. this will be one not to miss.
NOISE // IMPROV // PLAYBACK.
collective improvisation and chance techniques are employed to flesh out pre-determined
SPACE CHURCH are just in time for the 90's 'grunge' revival so all you hipster types
dressed like T4 presenters in your skinny jeans and piano ties should jump on the
band wagon now!
blackened psychedelic motorcycle punk.
THE ETHICAL DEBATING SOCIETY
"this rules. shouty aggro punk, rad male/female guitar interplay, exuberant and savage
sounds from the UK with an urgent attack. this is gonna be your new soundtrack."
these adonis' came out of nowhere with their maelstrom of punk squall and vitriol. we
essentially forced them to play a show for us and they rose to the occasion with a
brilliant short set of straight up bangers. reminiscent of the abrasive guitar and
rolling bass anyone familiar with the midwest scene will recognise but with a
quintessentially english bent.
UBIK is the sound of paintbrushes, chisels and creeping bedroom heartbreaks. redecorate
to an alien world. drones are demolition, basslines and beats blueprints for
buildings. ddd!? OG from BOREDOMS IN THE BATHROOM.
(welwyn garden city)
layer upon layer of unsettling drones made to stave off the crushing boredom of living
in a garden city. fueled by nights spent listening to sunn 0))) and godspeed records
whilst watching endless episodes of star trek and the x-files.
the next phase. the songs of mark knight played by him or him and others. quiet and
loud indie rock music inspired by robert pollard, lou barlow, folk music,
books, friends, other things.
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