DOUBLEDOTBASH! - a one day music extravaganza in reading!

a one day music festival

12th may 2018, from 2.30pm

hosted by south street arts centre
reading, berkshire

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one day of eclectic music curated by the doubledotdash!? collective, the darklands clubnight 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 all day.
there will also be good times. new friends. booze. and hopefully some sunshine.

tickets are available for 15 pounds in advance for south street members, and 17 pounds in advance for the rest of you. they will be more on the door.

previous years: 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010







LIVE ACTS:


(in alphabetical order)


ALABASTER DE PLUME // BIG LAD // CITARUM // CODY NOON // DOOPS

DRUG STORE ROMEOS // GHOSTS IN THE PHOTOGRPAHS // ILL // LOWER SLAUGHTER

ORE // PHONE, SANDWICH AND MICROWAVE // SEDR77 // T. HOUSE // THE JELAS

THIS MACHINE WON'T KILL FASCISTS BUT IT MIGHT GET YOU LAID

TYPICAL HUNKS // YEAH YOU // YERBA MANSA




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ALABASTER DE PLUME

(london)



a ruthlessly creative approach to experimental pop music delivers eastern-influenced
anthems, under spoken elements that attempt to challenge and address divisive rhetoric
recently prevalent in society. saxophonist and spoken word artist alabaster's show,
described in THE GUARDIAN as "a reminder of how vital and adventurous music can be",
enjoys an emphasis on candid interaction, humility and warmth.




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BIG LAD

(london)



crushing electronics and drum duo, high octane party bangers to the max!




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CITARUM

(reading)



atmospheric songcraft from a former member of SNOWMAN.




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CODY NOON

(reading)



machine beats underpin bass and guitar instrumentals. evokes non-existent memories of
a life lived in a rural north american mill town... drinking beer and staring at
the landscape.




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DOOPS

(reading)



new band in town pushing a kinda noisy fuzzy indie rock sound.




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DRUG STORE ROMEOS

(fleet)



melancholic 'mood' music for swaying in the gloaming.




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GHOSTS IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS

(oxford)



formed in 2014, GHOSTS IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS are a three-piece instrumental band located
in and around oxford.

“thunder has been rumbling all afternoon and GHOSTS IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS are well suited
to sound-tracking gathering storms” - NIGHTSHIFT




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ILL

(manchester)



ILL are a diy punk/post-punk/evil pop music band from manchester. they have more
energy than you do and they use it all up every time they play, moving from fluent,
angry pop songs to ramshackle 'n' haphazard instrumental jams without a second
thought. they sing about misogyny, mental health, happy pills, the rebel dyke movement
in the 1980s, and whatever else they feel like singing about.




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LOWER SLAUGHTER

(brighton/glasgow)



a four piece rock band from brighton and glasgow, who describe themselves modestly as
a band who make loud riffs, though THE QUIETUS description of 'lurching noise-rock
that occasionally works the angles but is chiefly a showpiece for big fuck-off riffs
that call to mind pissed jeans, nirvana and harvey milk' could be more accurate.




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ORE

(uk)



ORE is the drone, doom tuba sound of sam underwood, a shapeshifting entity with
one-off live collaborations and experimentation commonplace. currently you can expect
beck baker on baritone horn / trombone and thomas stone on contrabassoon, adding
weight and beauty to the bass tones of underwood's tuba.




oretubadoom.com

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PHONE, SANDWICH AND MICROWAVE

(london)



martin phone, john q microwave, and david f sandwich form a pulsing living electronic
threesome performing works better associated with ebbs & flows, fields of barley, and
glass cello. it sounds like aliens landing on earth and having sex.


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SEDR77

(oxford)



a 'sludge synth' band from the THAMES VALLEY. combining loops, noise and occasional
beats they make an engaging and hypnotic racket. the pace varies from glacial to
funereal. get your dancing shoes ready.




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T. HOUSE

(brighton)



plays solo. normally seen in the band SWEET WILLIAMS who are excellent, and formally
seen in the band CHARLOTTEFIELD who were also excellent. this will be excellent.


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THE JELAS

(bristol)



the most awkward fantastic indie rock you will ever hear. songs weaving in and out of
each other and into fantastic new directions.




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THIS MACHINE WON'T KILL FASCISTS BUT IT MIGHT GET YOU LAID

(london)



klanging metallic textures, insistent overtones and grinding repetitions performed
in sharp suits, at maximum volume.


christopherbrettbailey.com

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TYPICAL HUNKS

(reading)



these adonis' came out of nowhere with their maelstrom of punk squall and vitriol.
reminiscent of the abrasive guitar and rolling bass anyone familiar with the midwest
scene will recognise but with a quintessentially english bent.




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YEAH YOU

(newcastle-upon-tyne)



YEAH YOU is ELVIN BRANDHI and MYKL JAXN. the project grew from a desire to make
something during every spare moment. using compact recording gear to turn the usual
banal everyday family drives to into spontaneous recording sessions in the car.
JAXN's distorted, alluringly jarred synthesisation's acting as a jagged platform for
BRANDHI to writhe improvised stream of consciousness lyrical trips.

"a wicked onslaught of blunted beats, rudimentary synth contortions, and haphazard
vocals as relentless as it is unpredictable as it is bloody wild" BOOMKAT




vimeo.com/yeahyou

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YERBA MANSA

(manchester/glasgow)



edwin stevens and andrew cheetham are two of manchester's most prolific purveyors of
raging, outer-limits rock-ism. both members of free-rock army DESMADRADOS SOLDADOS DE
VENTURA as well as countless other projects, they take a similar blueprint for their
head-to-head skyscraping duo, only with a singularity of heavy chord chug that aligns
them with GOWN or even FLOWER/CORSANO DUO. truly mind blowing.




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