Braw Gigs

Edinburgh based DIY concerts focusing on the noisy and experimental side of things.

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Upcoming gigs -

13th April - Flower-Corsano Duo, Ashley Paul, Acrid Lactations @ The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art. £8.50 entry, tickets available from wegottickets.com

21st April - Sir Richard Bishop, Brigid Power Ryce @ The Waverley Bar, Edinburgh. Tickets available from wegottickets.com

25th April - Adam Bohman & Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, Usurper with Beryl Morag plus more @ The Anatomy Room, Summerhall. £6 entry, tickets available from wegottickets.com

Braw Gigs Presents: Adam Bohman & Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, plus Guests!

Adam Bohman of the Bohman Brothers and formally a core member of the legendary avant garde group Morphogenesis and the London Improvisers Orchestra, has been creating free improvised sounds from everyday objects including an array of trinkets, springs, gizmos and junk to great critical acclaim.

He will be performing alongside Belgian improviser and sound poet Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, who is incredibly well versed in all sorts of vocalising: throat singing, overtones, yodels, mouth sounds, falsettos, multiphonics, invented languages to name a few. The Bohmans and Jean-Michel were recently involved as performers in Peter Strickland’s critically acclaimed horror film ‘Berberian Sound Studio’.

Support will come from local Edinburgh improvisers Usurper (who will also be joined by Beryl Morag) and Dead Labour Process.

8pm
The Anatomy Theatre,
Summerhall, Edinburgh.

Tickets are £6 (plus booking fee) and are available here

Braw Gigs Presents: Flower-Corsano Duo, Ashley Paul and Acrid Lactations!

Much respected and lauded duo featuring on drums and percussion Chris Corsano with Mick Flower (Vibracathedral Orchestra) on shahi baaja (Japanese banjo). A two-piece that have an ultra-sensitive and special chemistry, producing a music that really is a journey into a ZONE. They have that power to elevate through rhythm and primal harmonics but are also able to harness delicate moments, eastern harmonics, a widescreen expansiveness and a thrilling sense of noise and melody.

Mick Flower is a member of recently reactivated Leeds’ Vibracathedral Orchestra, and a lynch pin of the improvising rock/noise/drone world, who played and released with artists such as Oren Ambarchi, Tony Conrad, Sunburned Hand Of The Man, MV&EE.

Chris Corsano is a multi-faceted drummer, a list of his collaborations attests to this fact. He’s recorded and gigged with (among others) Paul Flaherty, Björk, Jim O’Rourke, Thurston Moore, Joe McPhee, Evan Parker, Heather Leigh, Nels Cline, Jessica Rylan, Six Organs of Admittance, Keiji Haino and Christina Carter. He runs Hot Cars War record label.

Support on the night will come from Brooklyn based songwriter and sound artist Ashley Paul, plus Glasgow improvisers Acrid Lactations. This will be their only Scottish show.

7.30pm
13th April
The Wee Red Bar
74 Lauriston Place. ECA.
Edinburgh.

Tickets available here, £8.50 + booking fee or £10 on the door.

Braw & Summerhall Present: Alan Courtis / Aaron Moore Duo, Noma, The Specimen - 18th March

The experienced improvising duo of Alan Courtis (Reynols) and Aaron Moore (Volcano The Bear) will be returning to Edinburgh once again.

Alan Courtis and Aaron Moore met in Paris in 2004. Eventually they began a long distance recording project that resulted in the highly acclaimed LP ‘Brokebox Juke’ released on No-Fi in 2009. The album appeared in The Wire magazine’s top 50 albums of that year. They have toured the UK and France and released the live album ‘Courtis/Moore’ on Moore’s own Earbook Recordings label in 2010.

Like the work in their respective groups Reynols and Volcano The Bear, one knows not what to expect from Courtis and Moore’s strong musical personalities and inventive improvisations when they take to the stage together.

Support will come from Glasgow based improviser Noma and Edinburgh synth duo, The Specimen.

8pm
18th March 
Anatomy Room, Summerhall.

Tickets - £7 from the Summerhall Box Office.

Braw Gigs Presents: Daniel Bachman, Ian Humberstone - 15th March!

Daniel Bachman is a 24 year old musician born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has been playing what he describes as “psychedelic appalachia” since he was a teenager, releasing small run editions of tapes, CDs and LPs for the past three years, with a sound that evolved from drones and banjos to a now guitar centered focus. Touring off and on since the age of 17, Bachman has managed to cover thorough ground across the US, sharing stages with like minded folk such as fellow Fredericksburg native Jack Rose, for whom he fashioned the artwork for the posthumous release of ‘Luck In The Valley’. His newest effort is the full length LP ‘Seven Pines’, sprung from a year living and working in the city of Philadelphia. The sound results in a combination of homesick worried blues and the ecstatic buzz of fresh experience and a new life in unknown territory. Familiar and known, but also seeking to access memories from lives past, dead and gone.

Support will come from songwriter Ian Humberstone, whom also performs as Tisso Lake with various releases on Song, By Toad Records and Folklore Tapes.

http://danielbachman.com/

http://ianhumberstone.tumblr.com/

Flyer by Pual N

Doors 8pm
Saturday 15th March,
Demonstration Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh

£6, tickets available here - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/261446

Braw and Summerhall Present: EightThumbs, John Chantler, Alex South!

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(Aki Onda has cancelled his performance unfortunately but the show will go on with Eight Thumbs and Alex South as before. John Chantler from Cafe Oto has been added to the bill at the last minute. Many apologies for the late notice, but the show will continue nevertheless)


John Chantler

Originally from Australia but now a long-time UK resident after a stint in Japan, Chantler will release his third solo LP for the ROOM40 label in May 2014. ‘Even Clean Hands Damage the Work’ (recorded for the most part at the hallowed EMS studios in Stockholm) follows ‘The Luminous Ground’ – released in 2011 and included in The WIRE magazine’s top releases of that year. That was his first LP release focusing on the analog/digital modular synth system he first explored as part of the trio LP with Lawrence English and Tujiko Noriko – 2009′s ‘U’. The second volume in his Automatic Music series was released in January 2014 via The Tapeworm. Live, he patches a versatile system capable of self-generated, shifting patterns of sliding arpeggios and visceral noise, pointillist interjections and infinitely variable texture. 

EightThumbs

EightThumbs is an improvisation quartet featuring Jer Reid (guitar), Fritz Welch (percussion/voice), Dougal Marwick (presets) and Shane Connolly (drums). They fly by the seat of their pants, pack no punches and their extemporising fluctuates from teeny-weeny intricacies to boisterous baloney.


Alex South

Clarinettist Alex South (The One Ensemble, Scottish Clarinet Quartet) performs Evan Ziporyn’s Impersonations alongside Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint, a genre-defining work for multiple clarinets in which the solo line is performed live against ten previously-recorded parts.
8pm.
21st February.
The Anatomy Room.
Summerhall, Edinburgh

£7 entry
Tickets available from the Summerhall box office - http://www.summerhall.co.uk/

Braw and Summerhall Present: Mines Trio & Guests!

Mines

Tel Aviv based trio featuring Yael Barolsky, Ilan Volkov and Ram Gabay.

3 free improvised spirits
Strings
Skins
Bows
the lowest tones
the highest rolls
no chance of losing what we never owned

www.soundcloud.com/mines-2

www.vimeo.com/mines


Mines will be joined by Shiori Usui on the night, along with supporting performances from Edinburgh’s Hockyfrilla and Ilan Volkov solo.

8pm. 25th January.

The Demonstration Room.

Summerhall. Summerhall Place. Edinburgh

£6 entry, pay on the door or book online here

Braw & Summerhall Present ‘Sublime Frequencies: The Films of Hisham Mayet’ - 16th December

Exhilarating, hallucinatory, harrowing, ecstatic and surreal, Hisham Mayet’s films and audio collections reveal a region’s rituals, rhythm and landscape, with an aesthetic of extra-geography and soulful experience. Employing an unflinching methodology that continues to inspire contemporaries and audience alike, his many documentaries have been redefining the nature of ethnographic film, and continue to provoke and amaze in equal measure.

Vodoun Gods on the Slave Coast

A Film By Hisham Mayet

Sublime Frequencies

50 minutes/2012

Hisham Mayet’s exploration of West African possession ceremonies continues in Benin. The cradle and birthplace of Voodoo, Benin was formerly known as the Slave Coast, and most of the slave industry was exported from its shores. Voodoo worship is integral to the every day lives of the people of Benin. This film, shot in 2010 during the country’s rich Vodoun celebrations, is an impressionistic lens on the myriad ceremonies that this rich and diverse culture has to offer. Showcasing intimate observations of a variety of Voodoo ceremonies: The cult of Sakpata (god of pestilence and healing), Egoun dramas shrouded in magisterial costumes and the secret police of the Zangbeto nightwatchmen, among other highlights. This will be the premiere screening of this visual feast.

Mayet will be showing this brand new film as well as discussing his methodology and that of Sublime Frequencies, a label he founded with Alan and Richard Bishop in 2003. Highlights will include stories of his experiences with the now legendary clutch of Saharan guitar groups (Group Doueh, Bombino, Inerane) he came upon in the region, as well as sharing his many adventures travelling and documenting possession ceremonies in the Sahel for the last 10 years.

Monday 16th December, 8pm.

The Red Lecture Theatre, Summerhall

£6 on the door.

Braw Gigs Presents: Sleaford Mods + Guests, The Banshee, 14th December!

Sleaford Mods

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Two scowling men from the Nottingham area, making aggro punk poetry that sounds like the bastard child of John Cooper Clarke’s Beasley Street grown up on hard knocks, rave culture and the Wu-Tang Clan. Jason Williamson is the voice: a big man with an angry face, used to be one of that “door-swings-open, swagger-to-the-bar-crew” but now grown older and wiser. His delivery is venomous, confrontational, but often funny and delighting in twists of language: eyeballing the “scaly-faced booze pricks”, the geezers with their “concrete dagger swaggers”, and saving special contempt for “the cunt with the gut and the Buzz Lightyear haircut, calling all the workers plebs”.

Williamson was born in Grantham in Lincolnshire, and lived in London and San Francisco, bouncing through a process of jobs and bands, before despair set in and he found his way back to the East Midlands. There, he founded Sleaford Mods, which began as a solo project but has now expanded to a duo, with co-conspirator Andrew Fearn handling bass guitar and beats.

Sleaford Mods released five albums on Nottingham label Deadly Beefburger before getting the attention of Steve Underwood of UK label Harbinger Sound. Harbinger is best known as a noise and industrial label, releasing new and archive material from the likes of Ramleh, Smegma and Hair Police. But Underwood heard something in Sleaford Mods’ attitude that he liked. Hence Austerity Dogs, a vinyl collection of new and old tracks of an appropriately austere stripe – the soul loops of some of the early material stripped away, replaced by a flinty bedrock of lurking bass guitar and lo-rent drum machine.

For Williamson, Sleaford Mods is a mission, an assault on a music culture that celebrates the clichéd and banal. “Expression has to be more than a skinny looker with a fucking Les Paul, or some careerist band who had their ups and downs but finally took off, blah blah. You go to work, come home, read something, and its usually riddled with images like that. That Jaimie bloke from The Kills, bashing his guitar onstage – it’s an image that’s been placed before you over and over. ‘Elegantly wasted’. High-fashion dogshit. So obvious.” - Fact Magazine

"Sleaford Mods rule" - Kim Gordon

https://soundcloud.com/sleafordmods
http://sleafordmods.bandcamp.com/

Support from Glasgow’s reggae inspired experimental garble duo Confidential Waist Soundsystem and Edinburgh noise-drone harshness from Dead Wood.

£5 entry, pay on the door.
7.30pm, 14th December.
The Banshee Labyrinth, Niddry Street.
Edinburgh

Braw Gigs and Cry Parrot Present: Wolf Eyes + Guests! November 24th.

WOLF EYES

& support from Urine Gagarin, The Specimen & Red Death (DJ set)

Sunday 24th November 2013
Nice N Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St Glasgow
7.30pm

£10 advance tickets available from Tickets Scotland, Monorail Music & online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/244650

Cry Parrot and Braw Gigs team up the present the first Scottish show in over 6 years for formidable US-based noise act Wolf Eyes.

Some say Rock N Roll will never reach the same primitive raw vein hit of Bo Diddley at his more subhuman lurch, or that no unit could ever scramble the marbles left of what brain-boiling suburban electronic punk outsiders did in the mid-’70s: Whatever you think, there is no denying the homemade nuclear war Wolf Eyes has declared on music. Wolf Eyes was birthed in the shadows of late-’90s Michigan by a few like-minded individuals: Nate Young, Aaron Dilloway and John Olson. However, Wolf Eyes has grown beyond a band into a collective mutant ensemble, an art abstraction unit: musicians, print makers, photographers and more, all sharing a primal vision of decoding the wilderness of the humanoid soul using their deep audio arsenals.

Halfway through the first decade of the new century brings change to Wolf Eyes. With Aaron Dilloway relocating to Nepal, the band decided to scoop up Mike Connelly of noise kin Hair Police to pick up the slack. The band’s recent shows have been a return to a much more primitive and raw approach to the bands own version of Armageddon (which includes brews and Negative Approach’s “Ready to Fight” on repeat). New recordings like “Deranged” and “Droll vol. 19” highlight Wolf Eyes’ current state of mind, while new songs like “Leper War” tear it all to pieces.

Support for the show comes from two exciting new experimental acts from the Scottish underground. Urine Gagarin - featuring members of Kylie Minoise and Golden Teacher - and The Specimen - comprised of members of Edinburgh’s Muscletusk - will provide a suitably feral opening to proceedings with a fusion of noise, punk and free jazz stylings. Braw Gigs’ headhoncho Nick Herd (Red Death) will be doing some skewed and contorted djing as well before and between each act.

Braw / Summerhall / From a Stolen Sea Present: Bill Orcutt + Guests!

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Bill Orcutt

Born in Miami in the year of Cuban missile crisis and educated in Florida’s finest institutions, Bill Orcutt is usually recognized as the co-founder of the band Harry Pussy. Formed in 1991 and featuring Orcutt on 4-string guitar—a practice carried over, developed, and refined from circumstantial adolescent experiments in working around absent strings—and Adris Hoyos on drums and vocals, with a second auxiliary guitarist added in in later years, the group’s sound centered on its completely unhinged ferociousness. Within those furious eruptions, Harry Pussy drafted the blueprint—combining hardcore punk’s brutish speed blended with the art school caterwaul of No Wave—for the next two decades of noise-rock. In five years, they toured of the US and Canada with the likes of Sonic Youth, Dead C, Charalambides and Pelt and produced over twenty different releases on record labels of varying degrees of accessibility, most regularly for the Philadelphia-based experimental music imprint, Siltbreeze.

Twenty years later, Bill Orcutt still only plays four strings, but now they are attached to a vintage acoustic Kay that has withstood enough damage and repair that it requires custom tuning to stay in one piece. Sometimes clanging and ominous, other times mournful and slight, strangely alienating, but simultaneously vulnerable and cathartic, his music is compared with equal frequency to avant-garde composers and rural bluesman. With each recording and individual performance, Bill Orcutt continues to discover and invent a wholly unique sonic vernacular built around raw and tortured tone, ragged minimalism, and seemingly inexhaustible improvisational stamina.

Quite awe-inspiring, and unlike anything else I can think of.
- Byron Coley, Wire Magazine

Anyone can admire the raw soul of his playing and the way he shoots out ideas in real-time, reacting so quickly it’s as if he’s creating a new language as he speaks it… it’s impossible to listen to A New Way to Pay Old Debts without being affected by it.
- Marc Masters, Pitchfork

https://soundcloud.com/bill-orcutt

http://palilalia.com/



Ali Robertson

One half of the Edinburgh’s absurdist sputter and clink duo Usurper and head honcho of Giant Tank - Ali will performing solo on the night. Having dabbled and drooled his way through improvised collaborations with the likes of Blood Stereo, Phil Minton and The Bohman Brothers - his combination of avant sound poetry, scuttled performance art and garbled Scot’s vernacular will provide a fine lubricant before Bill’s stringed assault.

http://duffandrobertson.tumblr.com/


With Lumps

Uncategorisable guitar/percussion duo of former Pee-Ess-Eye drummer Fritz Welch and guitarist Neil Davidson. Fetid sonic sci-fi with an urbane twist; With Lumps ask that we imagine the gralloching of a thousand robots, springs and home grown skin all a quiver. Neil is from The Borders and Fritz is from Texas. They are based in Glasgow.

http://withlumps.blogspot.co.uk/


Please note: This will be an entirely acoustic performance taking place in the Anatomy Theatre. There is very limited space so try to book in advance.

Tickets £7 from the box office, £8 on the night.

Doors at 8pm
Saturday, 2nd November
The Anatomy Theatre, Summerhall

Braw and Summerhall Present: Luke Fowler & Richard Youngs + Guests!

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Luke Fowler & Richard Youngs

A collaborative musical performance from Turner nominated artist and filmmaker Luke Fowler and musical provocateur of Britain’s DIY underground, Richard Youngs. Together they present a melding of minimalist synth and repetitive pulsations channelled alongside Richard’s guitar and distinctive vocal delivery.

Raised in Glasgow in the eighties, Luke Fowler is recognised as an artist, filmmaker and musician who creates new grammar from old forms. A 2012 Turner Prize nominee who won the Jarman Award in 2008, Fowler produces, via sound, text and image, a layered portrait of the real life characters he focuses on, most of whom stem from a counter-cultural background. His structuralist film essays contain sonic and visual fragments that intriguingly link diverse references, theories, views and notions, proposing more and more portals of viewing and understanding, rather than neat/limited summarisations.

With hundreds of solo and collaborative releases on countless labels (including his own “No Fans” label) Richard Youngs has been heaped with accolades since the 1980’s. Whether through his collaborations with the likes of Simon Wickham-Smith, Jandek, Neil Campbell or Makoto Kawabata, or in his solo work encompassing the starkest minimalism, lush acapella and acoustic balladry, Richard adds a touch of humanity to any project he’s involved with - a rare thing in the sterile surroundings of the experimental scene.


Support from

Ash Reid

An Edinburgh based musician and visual artist whose recent performances and collaborations have combined an array of digital media and cultural pop references presented through an entirely unique multimedia performance - with themes surrounding youtube culture, self-help diatribes and photoshop manipulations.


Red Death

Drones, loops and harmony from Braw Gigs’ master of ceremonies, Nick Herd. Dilapidated Yamaha pre-sets pickled in reverb, which tip toe between grandiose melodic gesticulations and all out synth shrill. This live set will be accompanied by some retrogressively striking visuals from a bygone computer age.


8pm. 5th October.
Red Lecture Theatre, Summerhall.
Ticket Price: £6 in advance, £7 on the door.
Available from the Summerhall box office.

Braw and Summerhall Present: Richard Dawson + Howie Reeve!

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Richard Dawson

Newcastle’s Richard Dawson is arguably one of the most fascinating and enigmatic singer songwriters performing in the UK today, with an idiosyncratic approach to his guitar playing combined with bellowing to cherub like vocals – that can all change in an instance. A legend in his hometown, he’s one of a few current English songwriters that has successfully straddled the lines between the traditional, the avant garde and the most rewarding pop music.

His literally peerless new album The Glass Trunk has bent listeners’ minds far and wide too – as Alex Neilson described it in The Wire: “This remarkable album packs all these emotions and more into its 19 highly idiosyncratic and imaginative pieces…it’s mingling of the incidental with the testimonial hopes and anxieties of all-but-forgotten people is profoundly affecting.”

And if you’ve seen him live, you know there’s no live performer quite like Richard, from the serial between-song belly laughs he induces to his unique angular guitar style and raw, soaring voice.

“The sense of place in Richard Dawson’s work is almost overwhelming. It’s not just in the clear love for stories, song, and community. It’s not the folk of enclosure or conservation, but of lived, shared, enjoyed experience. It can be messy, funny, and rambling, and it is all the better for it. Live, it can border on a gloriously comedic kind of communitas; on record, it takes on the kind of intensity and situated precision that eludes even the best tour guides or maps. But this shouldn’t be folk’s purpose — bird’s eye views and static places — and The Glass Trunk knows this.” - Tiny Mix Tapes

http://www.richarddawson.net

http://richard-dawson.bandcamp.com/album/the-magic-bridge

Support from

Howie Reeve

Having played bass in, among others, Tattie Toes and Maxton Grainger, Howie Reeve has recently embarked on a solo acoustic bass tip, mostly instrumental, with occasional vocals. His compositions are tuneful, personal and emotive. “Kinda like if Mike Watt had recorded for Takoma”.

http://www.pickled-egg.co.uk/tattietoes.htm

8pm. 20th September, 2013
Anatomy Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh.
Price: £7.00 (Concessions: £6.00)
Tickets available now from the Summerhall Box Office.

Braw & Summerhall Present: Cut Hands, Stefan Blomeier & Claire!

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Cut Hands

Cut Hands, the African-Haitian inspired project of noise icon William Bennett, a percussive and hypnotic combination of polyrhythms created to induce trance like states. Founded in 2007, initially to experiment further with his obscure collection of Ghanaian percussion instruments in free-form work-outs alongside other types of (genuine) sound experimenting.

Cut Hands has been touring extensively over the last few years in support of two highly acclaimed albums ‘Afro-Noise 1’ and ‘Black Mamba’, whipping audiences into frenzies around the globe with his dynamic audio visual performances.

"Cut Hands is one of the only truly thoughtful responses to the question of where Noise can go next, because it at once breaks with and continues it so profoundly. Afro Noise I is a remarkable record, whichever way you look at it."
The Wire

"Cut Hands : Black Mamba album 10/10"
Vice Magazine

http://williambennett.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.susanlawly.freeuk.com/


Stefan Blomeier & Claire

Glasgow based musician Stefan Blomeier and his musical accomplice known only as Claire incorporate early synth music, minimalist dance and acid house dynamics to the live environment. With an array of home made online videos and releases, Stefan and Claire have a beautifully retrogressive sound which is impossible to stand still to.

http://stefanblomeier.com/
http://soundcloud.com/stefanblomeier


8pm - 10pm
8th August, 2013
Dissection Hall, Summerhall, Edinburgh.
Price: £8.00 (Concessions: £7.00)
Tickets available now from the Summerhall Box Office.

Braw & Summerhall Present: The Infinite Gaaah Tour - Pengo, Blood Stereo and Usurper.

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Pengo (USA)

Considered by many the world’s most psychedelic band, alive and direct from Rochester USA. We’re not talking lightshows and wah-wah but the slow injection of pre-birth memory direct into the pineal gland. Still don’t get it? Stick a greasy bone in your ear and dribble the dripping.

http://blastitude.com/17/PENGO.htm
http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/828


Blood Stereo (UK)

Masters of the ass-loop and evil field-recording have twisted ears to bright pink cauliflowers for a decade or more. Expect the sound of empty circles, the bright concern of the moon, the weight of unnatural colour.


http://www.chocolatemonk.co.uk/bloodstereo.htm

http://bloodstereo.bandcamp.com/



Usurper (UK)

The Scottish Hinge and Bracket take finger and thumb to both hinge and bracket; ‘creak, chiff, skeeeek’. Rumpled sound outta two beard-holes accompanied by knife-drawer clutter building to a whistling sniff.

http://duffandrobertson.tumblr.com/

http://duffandrobertson.bandcamp.com/



Infinite Gaah (UK)

Ringmaster and fellow traveller from Brighton’s Arkestra. Scored for sludge…Gaaah by name and nature…not nurture.

(words by Joe Murray)


8pm-10pm.

Saturday, 3rd August.

The Dissection Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh.
£6 entry, or £5 concessions at the Summerhall Box Office Festival site.

Braw and Summerhall Present: Stephanie Hladowski & C. Joynes!

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Stephanie Hladowski & C. Joynes

The duo of singer Stephanie Hladowski and guitarist C Joynes was formed in 2011. Following a collaborative Late Junction Session broadcast on BBC Radio 3 they recorded their debut album ‘The Wild Wild Berry’ (Bo’Weavil Recordings). Drawn directly from source materials, this stark and unconventional album presented a series of traditional English songs and tunes arranged from field recordings selected from the archive at Cecil Sharp House.

Stephanie Hladowski has previously contributed to recordings by acts such as A Hawk And A Hacksaw, The Family Elan, and free-folk ensemble Scatter, as well as numerous vocals for dub label Inspirational Sound. Under her own name, she released a solo e.p ‘The High High Nest’ (Singing Knives Records) in 2008.

C Joynes has released 5 albums to date, issued by the likes of BO’ WEAVIL, THE GREAT POP SUPPLEMENT and IMMUNE, as well as various singles, e.ps and compilation tracks through labels including Rough Trade and Tompkins Square. He has recorded live broadcast sessions for Andy Kershaw and Late Junction on BBC Radio 3.

Both performers have played extensively across the UK and Europe, sharing bills with performers including: Shirley Collins, Alasdair Roberts, A Hawk And A Hacksaw, Jack Rose, Josephine Foster, James Blackshaw, Sir Richard Bishop and Steffan Basho-Junghans.

“The best and certainly the most refreshing new recording of English traditional songs you’ll hear this year, as far away from the mass of safe and glossy production-line albums being made by the class of 2012 as you can get.” – IAN ANDERSON, EDITOR, fROOTS MAGAZINE

“In young hands as capable as these, English folk has little danger of dying on the vine” - ROB YOUNG, UNCUT MAGAZINE (8/10)

Wounded Knee

Leith’s very own shamanic soothsayer will be performing his very own brand of homebrewed yarns sometimes with a loop pedal, a t’wa stringed guitar or even a carry out bag full of numbered balls (aka. Baw bagging). Building bridges between the traditional and outer realms of the music fringe, Drew Wright has been entertaining audiences with natural ease for some time now. Always different but strangely familiar, Wounded Knee performances are an Edinburgh institution.

Neil Davidson
A new and almost melodic direction from the Glasgow based guitarist, also of Asparagus Piss Raindrop and With Lumps – which toys with an intimate romantic aesthetic. But the aim is to break the romantic form totally; fragment it, turn it back on itself, repeat its parts mechanically and deny the form its fulfilment in resolution. In such a form the improvising gesture becomes more like an act of repair rather than invention, tracing the same shapes but with very different results.

8pm
Tuesday 25th June
The Anatomy Theatre
Summerhall
£6 Entry. Tickets available at the Summerhall Box Office.