Type PR and Slowfoot Records Present...
Date: Thursday 19th November
CRACKLE (Slowfoot Records)
GRASSCUT (Ninja Tune Records)
Tickets: £5 adv from Resident Records 01273 606312 /£6 on the door/£5 concession
Crackle is an off-kilter collaboration between bass player Nick Doyne-Ditmas and drummer Frank Byng. The duo reference a wide range of traditions and practices, moving between analog and digital, acoustic and electric, lo-fi and hi-fi. Signed to Ninja Tune Grasscut is Andrew Phillips and Marcus O’Dair. Having played audiovisual shows at Tate Britain, the ICA, Koko, Cargo and the Duke of York’s arthouse cinema, as well as numerous festivals, this duo mix sweeping melody, epic build, rain, dislocation, glitched-out psych-pastoralism, beauty and beats.
CRACKLE is an off-kilter collaboration between bass player Nick Doyne-Ditmas [Shape Moreton, Charles Hayward, Pinski Zoo] and drummer Frank Byng [Snorkel, Spring Tides, Charles Stuart], that draws on their extensive experience as musicians and producers. Through a series of studio experiments and improvisations the duo reference a wide range of traditions and practices, moving between analog and digital, acoustic and electric, lo-fi and hi-fi… theirs is a musical blog about the cross-cultural traffic of south London, a soundtrack to the highways and byways of a discombobulated city.
grasscut is Andrew Phillips and Marcus O'Dair. Phillips is an award-winning film and television composer with over 100 screen credits (to be viewed at unitedagents.co.uk/film/andrew-phillips/). His soundtrack album, Home, is out now on Burning Shed and he has recently contributed tracks to Lo Recordings. O'Dair contributes double bass, keyboards and miscellaneous noise.
Their forthcoming debut album is a journey from the Sussex South Downs of 'High Down', through the collapsing Nintendo Cathedral of 'Muppet', to the transcendence of 'In Her Pride'. Weaving in between the lead vocal are voices from the past and the present, snatched from mobile phones & gramophones - a 1920s tenor, gossiping mums, a Victorian singing poet, a woman reminiscing about post-war rationing...
As well as opening the main stage at The Big Chill 2009, grasscut have played Loop, The Great Escape and France's White Night festival, and performed audiovisual shows at Tate Britain, the ICA, Koko, Cargo and Brighton's Duke of York's arthouse cinema. Among those with whom they have shared stages are Plaid, Clark, Luke Vibert, Tim Exile, Nathan Fake, Speech Debelle, Fujiya & Miyagi, Acoustic Ladyland, The Invisible, Wildbirds & Peacedrums and BLK JKS. As well as live sessions for Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Music show and Xfm, they have had airplay from BBC Radio 1, 2 and 3 and appeared on The Guardian's mixtape. Remix work, meanwhile, ranges from Bonobo to Voluntary Butler Scheme. Hurrah.
DIY music/animation duo, using zoetrope projector record deck, tape loops, cassettes, samples, cdj and lo-fi electronic noise to generate a retro-futurist sonic and visual overload
Dan Hayhurst: Sound
Reuben Sutherland: Vision