Arriving to play their first ever UK shows, Kayo Dot's intense live performances incorporate elements from across a gigantic musical spectrum. Taking lilting ambience and building to huge climaxes of heavy, shrieking metal via hypnotising, introspective jazz influences, neo-classical movements and crushing gothic noise, Kayo Dot leaves no stone unturned... and it works.
After a busy 2010 - releasing both the full-length "Coyote" and the "Stained Glass" EP on Hydra Head Records, as well as releasing two live albums and a collection of their former outfit Maudlin Of The Well's material, Kayo Dot will be performing a selection of their older and chaotic material alongside the mournful, brass-heavy songs from "Coyote".
TARTAR LAMB II
In 2009, Kayo Dot attempted to grace the UKs shores for their highly-anticipated and long-awaited debut shows. However, unforeseen problems arose on entry at customs and some members were refused entry to the UK and forced to stay in France - still able to complete the rest of their European tour together but sadly depriving Britain the pleasure. Undeterred, the remaining members battled on and performed each show as Tartar Lamb - a semi-improvised chamber-music outfit - inviting audience members to perform with them and creating original soundscapes and moods at each show. For this tour, the band will premiere their magnum opus Tartar Lamb II - Polyimage Of Known Exits - described in their own words as "the sound of a whale swallowing a comet, spouting a cloud of ice from its blowhole, and the shards raining down and slicing up your face".
NASDAQ create psychedelic instrumental rock that shifts gears between modern-day post rock, shuffling slow-motion indie, crushing stoner riffs and wild 70s freak-out. The three gentlemen of financial fury moonlight in many of Manchester’s best underground rock bands, but the freeform nature of NASDAQ’s monolithic song structures allows their talents to truly shine.
With a foot deeply rooted in the avant-garde tradition of downtown New York and an interest in exploring new methods for clarinet performance, Cymerman has developed a highly personal language of extended clarinet techniques which are often augmented by a customized analog electronics set-up.
Thursday 17th February
Islington Mill, Salford
Doors at 7pm, tickets are £8 advance, £10 on the door