Sunday 11 Nov - London, Gramaphone (Knom)
Monday 12 Nov - Brighton, Greenhouse Effect (Cronk Portal)
Tuesday 13 Nov - Milton Keynes, Kiln Farm Social Club (Mad Cow Pate, Fortissimo; with ACTION BEAT)
Wednesday 14 Nov - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (Chinchilla; with TIGERS!)
Thursday 15 Nov - Liverpool, Next To Nowhere (Class A Audio; with STIG NOISE)
Friday 16 Nov - Lincoln, Bar Fusion (One Big Wellington Boot)
Saturday 17 Nov - Newcastle, Star & Shadow Cinema (New York Underground Film Festival)
Sunday 18th Nov - gig needed down south! get in touch if interested please!
TALIBAM! is Matt Mottel and Kevin Shea from New York, workhorses totalling 6 different albums released this year (Azul Discografica, Pendu Sound Recordings, Blackest Rainbow, Gaffer Records, MT5 TAPES!, No=Fi Recordings, as well as previous stuff on Kitty Play and Ecstatic Peace)!
"...Talibam! have created an eclectic, muscular rock/noise-inflected Improv all their own." "...things fall apart wonderfully...out of sheer exuberance and pure adrenalin pushing the musicians and the music up to and over the edge." "The energy level is worthy of Borbetomagus, but it spills out in all directions, from demented free noise polka to post-Prog funk chorale...The cumulative effect of it all is pretty mindblowing...Talibam! could well be the most exciting improv outfit you'll hear all year...this is more a point of no return than a point of departure...the view from the cliff top is magnificent." -- Dan Warburton, The Wire, October 2007
Ornette Coleman playing on Soft Machine's Fourth in hell... Talibam!'s brand of shitstorm skronk is grounded in more intelligent thought and dynamic group exchange than many of the more hyped transmissions from the contemporary American 'noise' underground. - Tiny Mix Tapes
The music matches the mania of the packaging perfectly as the duo let loose a …blast of sonic sludge that gleefully destroys everything in it's path, as if on a mission. - Edwin Pouncey, The Wire
Agro-improv troupe Talibam! will surely harsh your mellow. A cross between noise-rock, free-jazz and unabashad fuckeduppedness, Talibam! is audio terrorism at its most playful - Chris Weingarten, Village Voice
Matt Mottel has been dropping electric mind bombs with his synthesizer in New York clubs for several years, involved with the likes of Awesome Color, Deerhunter, Akron/Family, Kenny Wollesen, Chris Corsano, Ras Moshe, Cooper-Moore, Sean Meehan, and his new band Shadow Maps.
Kevin Shea's drumming and stage gymnastics have been gazed at with wide wonder through his membership in bands like Storm & Stress (Touch & Go), Coptic Light (No Quarter), People (I and Ear), Peter Evans Quartet (Firehouse 12), Sexy Thoughts (rcarchives.com), Mostly Other People Do The Killing (Hot Cup), etc.
Freewheeling dysfunctional big beat drums! Cosmic keys! Mind controlling tone generators! Limb shaking guitars! Shifted sax! Jazz lounge with uncomfortable sofas! Broken R'n'B! Calypso played naked in the fridge-freezer! Euphoric knees-up! Psychedelic forays into wonk pop! Fresh faced fortune tellers! Tear jerkers! Motivational speakers! One Love Revivalists!
"Ah, you sweet little rogue, you! alas, poor ape, how thou sweatest! Come, let me wipe thy face; come on, you whoreson chops: ah, rogue! i'faith, I love thee: thou art as valorous as Hector of Troy, worth five of Agamemnon, and ten times better than the Nine Worthies" (King Henry IV, part II: II, iv Shakespeare).
Forthcoming releases include a split 12" on Upset! The Rhythm with someone as yet unknown, and a split DVD with Talibam! on Chinchilla-Tone. Their faces are also seen in popular beat combos such as Quack Quack, I Had An Inkling (EYE HAI), Sense Or This?, Massive Heron, etc.