Thursday, 23 February 2017

Wolf Eyes, Mumdance & Guttersnipe in London next month!

WOLF EYES - ‘Undertow’ Album launch
Friday 24 March
EXFED, Unit 4, 199 Eade Road, Manor House, London, N4 1DN

WOLF EYES are the USA's longest-running homemade, primitive, electronic, poetry & radical vibes trio. They don't just release albums they launch scotched, taped nuclear audio fronts on humanity. Wolf Eyes dropped a behemoth of a record last year with 'I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces' on Jack White's Third Man Records, but this time they are switching things up in more ways than one for their forthcoming 'Undertow' album. The Detroit dark ambient sculptors are launching a new imprint called Lower Floor Music, and the album will be the first release on the label. The first foray into the new album is the title track, which is self-described as a "sea-bottom R&B sound lurch" featuring ambient synth and haunting spoken vocals. This show acts as an official album launch, celebrating the release of 'Undertow' into the world.

MUMDANCE has built a reputation as one of the world’s most inventive DJs and producers, drawing from sounds from across the world but always putting his own unique spin on them. His early days as a producer saw him collaborate with big names from both Europe (Brodinski, Jammer, Skepta) and further afield, such as Mexican legend Toy Selectah, Brazilian groups Bondo Do Role and Banda Uó, and later Egyptian mahraganat icon Sadat. In 2013, following a two-year hiatus from original music, Mumdance released his most critically acclaimed music to date. His 2013 mixtape Twists & Turns was named FACT Magazine’s best album of the year, while his collaborations with Novelist, ‘Take Time’ and ‘1 Sec’ (released on legendary label XL Recordings), mark two of the biggest anthems from grime's recent revival, and topped end of year charts from Resident Advisor, Mixmag, FACT, Dummy, Noisey and more. Recently Mumdance has also launched Different Circles, his record label with Logos that specialises in ‘weightless’ - an already-influential combination of grime, techno, ambient music, sound design and more, and collaborated with artists such as Micachu, Pinch, AJ Tracey and Nozinja. For this performance Mumdance will present a new set of modular synth workouts.

GUTTERSNIPE are a Leeds drums/guitar duo who dive straight into a cauldron of hellish improv-skronk, paint-stripping abstract noise and nightmarishly deconstructed sonic catharsis – imagine the esoteric mayhem of Angel Blood combined with the venue-destroying psychic power of early Boredoms and Naked City, and you ain’t even close. Comprising the duo of Xylocopa Violacea and Bdallophytum, if Guttersnipe don’t blow away your cobwebs, nothing will.

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