‘Girl with Basket of Fruit’ is available to pre-order now on limited purple/black/white marbled vinyl and on also on CD through our webshop here.
We’ve also announced a London show for Xiu Xiu next March 26th at Islington Assembly Hall to celebrate the album’s release. Tickets on sale now, check our listings for links.
Upset The Rhythm & Bison Records presents…
STILL HOUSE PLANTS
Thursday 13 December
Servant Jazz Quarters, 10A Bradbury Street, Dalston, London, N16 8JN
7.30pm | £7 | TICKETS
STILL HOUSE PLANTS are an experimental three-piece from Glasgow. This December they’ll return to London in support of the release of their debut LP, 'Long Play' (Bison Records). Combining visual strategies, free improvisation, garage and punk, Still House Plants build melodic hierarchies scaffolded around ambiguities and intimacy. Fresh from being selected for the Cafe OTO x Jerwood Foundation Artistic Development fund, and following two sold out tapes on Glasgow label GLARC, 'Long Play' collects the group's raw guitar-drum-vocal palette and stretches it to include violin, piano and home recording. Ranging from seconds-long to seven:minute:somethings, the album coagulates to form a heady meld of rudimentary phrases, kinetic repetition and malleable samples. Experimental songwriting is rarely so forthcoming, emotive, or approachable. Still House Plants have also been artists-in-residence for the CCA/AC Projects Music Residency and at The Pipe Factory. The trio have performed internationally too, touring with Mette Rasmussen to perform at Ultra Eczema's 20th Anniversary, Fasching Jazz Club with Rasmussen and Richard Dawson, as well as at KRAAK festival.
ASHLEY PAUL is an American composer/performer whose intuitive process integrates free form song structures with a focused approach to sound and clatter. A complexity of instruments including saxophone, clarinet, voice, prepared strings, bells and percussion create a delicate palette, uniquely her own. Her solo albums have received critical acclaim being chosen in The Wire: Top 50 Albums of 2013, Pitchfork’s “The Out Door” best experimental sounds of 2013, number one on Byron Coley and Thurston Moore’s “Tongue Top Ten” in Arthur Magazine. Paul’s recent LP on Slip, ’Lost In Shadows’, is a bewitching, expansive, deeply personal excavation of recent motherhood, told through songs dissolving and re-crystallising at the threshold of free improvisation. At the LP's heart is Paul's mercurial multi-instrumental style, which renders the primal wails, clunks, and twangs of clarinet, saxophone, percussion, and guitar uncannily melodic, alchemised by frank, vulnerable vocals. The deft negotiation of the fragile and the coruscating evidenced on Paul's 'Line The Clouds' (2013) and 'Heat Source' (2014) has now reached a kind of hesitant sublime.
AILIE ORMSTON is an artist from Glasgow who attempts to convey a form of a contemporary condition through music and visual means. She recently performed with Still House Plants in Glasgow and Bradford, so it's great news that she can make the trip down to London for this show too. Ailie will be working with material from her new record. 'The Sedate / Tony Soprano Fashion Inspo' - co-written alongside one drum machine and one synth and presented with live visuals which embrace elements of chance and coincidence. Ailie explains further, "The Sedate / Tony Soprano Fashion Inspo" is a group of compositions; each track is a chef white. Part of the same team, but a representation of multiplicity within music making, and as oneself making music. When I feel that I'm losing it, I remind myself that I prefer to use my KeepCup without it's lid anyway. 'The Sedate / Tony Soprano Fashion Inspo' is out soon through 50% PURE.
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See you on Thursday and until then…
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