Dark Party Presents PVT
Wednesday 19th April
Since forming in 1999, acclaimed genre-bending three-piece band PVT have established themselves as one of the Subcontinent’s most vital and daring musical voices. Seamlessly blending live instrumentation with deep and beautiful electronic soundscapes, their releases for the likes of seminal UK label Warp Records point to rock, synth pop and ambient techno, without ever being constrained by these genres.
Kamio, Red Gallery, 1 Rivington St, EC2A 3DT
2a is a record label that plays host to arguably the most creatively charged music collective in the capital. Founded by Tenderlonious in 2013, they have since treated listeners to a selection of singles, EPs & albums spanning house, hip-hop, broken beat, rare groove & jazz to name a few. Now into 2017 they have firmly established themselves as one of the leading independent labels in the UK, with a consistent output of quality releases as well as residencies at The Jazz Cafe and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM.
Tenderlonious has been at the forefront of new wave of young musicians based in London. His dusty house, jazz, soul flavoured sounds had earned him credits from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Lefto and Osulande.
Al Dobson Jr
The South Londoner has created a character as a producer, composer, cook and barber amongst many other things. Caribbean influences seep through beat-maker from a young age and his new Stamp The Wax as ‘Ones To Watch’.
An artist with a strong lean towards the funky, Jean is globally influenced, creating electronic, jazz, reggae, hip-hop fused sounds that come complete with a reassuring thump.
A hotly-tipped jazz-infused BPM-hopping beat aficionado, his current EP “Nobody But U” is doing the rounds and causing a stir in underground circles.
These future stars are sure to set heads nodding and feet moving at the increasingly go-to dance floor institution that is Kamio, make sure you’re in on this before they’re big news
Teen Creeps X Bad Vibrations present:
+ TV Girl
+ Robert Sotelo
Weds 26th April 2017
£8 Adv / MOTD
Elvis Depressedly is the project of Mathew Lee Cothran and Delaney Mills. They live in the mountains of Western North Carolina and are inspired most by the misty smoke covered mountain that can be seen from the windows of their home, and their modest southern upbringings, steeped in superstition and old time religion. Years of self released bandcamp material eventually led to the companionship of the band with Run for Cover records, a record label in Boston, Massachussettes who helped release their first physical LP, “New Alhambra” which was met with positive reviews. In 2016 they re-released 2012 cult-favorite “Holo Pleasures” with it’s new BFF, a 6 song companion EP, “California Dreamin’”. Stylistically Elvis Depressedly could be described as pop realism, coy and unbothered, but with a nod to the impending darkness that awaits us all.
PINK MIST PRESENTS:
THE PHYSICS HOUSE BAND
Plus Special Guests
The Physics House Band are Sam Organ (guitar/keys), Adam Hutchinson(bass/keys) and Dave Morgan (drums). The three met at university in Brighton, almost by accident, at the breakup of their previous bands, but the result couldn’t sound further from an accident. The Physics House Band posses a musical prowess way beyond their years, creating avant-garde compositions that capture everything from jazz to prog to psych to tech-metal to tech-rock, all combined together and executed to perfection.
ON SALE WEDNESDAY 15TH FEBRUARY AT 10:00
Friday May 12th @ Kamio
1-3 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DT
Doors 8:00pm | Tickets £8 adv | 18 +
Xiu Xiu is already known for their percussive melodies and brass instrumentation, so it's no surprise they've been active for about 15 years. They'll be heading to London to perform tracks from their latest album FORGET. Lead single Wondering is a nod to some of their poppier music, but Xiu Xiu nonetheless.
MUST LISTEN TO TRACK: Get Up
Presented by Upset The Rhythm.
This is an 18+ event.
Strong Asian Mothers crushing blend of electropop and indie is utterly exhilarating. Just listen to the first few slinky synths on Alien You Alien Me and you'll be hooked.
Communion affiliates, they impressed at the infamous Communion Clubnight last year, and have since been making waves with their off-kilter, tongue in cheek grooves.
Out Of Love was a kaleidoscopic slice of indie that soundtracked summer, and we can’t wait to hear more of their bubbling sounds following the success of their Lynx Africa EP.
Presented by Communion.
This is an 18+ event.
asement Tapes presents:
Young Gun Silver Fox
Fresh off the back of an incredible debut UK headline at Paper Dress Vintage in November, Shawn Lee and Andy Platts return to the stage at Kamio.
We'll have very special guests in support plus Basement Tapes & Flying Mojito Bros DJs spinning records in between and after the bands until 2am.
A collaboration album between established USA artist Shawn Lee and UK artist Andy Platts, Young Gun Silver Fox's debut album 'West End Coast' is a loving homage to the smoothest sounds of the 70s. Every song leaves you grasping for the reference point, as they swing between the sweetest hooks from the best of the Doobie Brothers, Issac Hayes, Michael Jackson and Steely Dan.
Shawn Lee is one of the most prolific musicians of his generation. A multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer songwriter & composer who has released 34 albums as an artist to date. He has worked with a diverse range of artists including Jeff Buckley, Kelis, Amy Winehouse, and Princess Superstar and has scored two documentary films - Elevate and Under The Sun.
Andy Platts is lead singer and main song writer for UK band Mamas Gun who have released 3 albums achieving top 10 chart positions in many countries. Andy as song writer has also achieved more than 5 number one cuts for other artists.
Boredoms side project, led by drummer Yoshimi P-We, Ooioo released Gamel in 2014. A record full of ecstatic percussion, gang chants, and dizzying imagination we know this show will be a mad one.
Presented by Upset The Rhythm.
This is an 18+ event.
Cosmic Tom b2b Andy Lemay
Abandon Silence (Andrew Hill & Harry Sheehan)
Flo & Gracie (Sista Sista)
Napper & Remi
What a five years it’s been. From humble roots in Oxford and Cambridge we’ve taken turf halfway around the planet with guest appearances and festival stages across Europe and beyond. In that time we’ve hosted over 400 of our all time favourite artists and DJs - some of our greatest heroes we now count as friends of the family and we’re extraordinarily grateful to have had you all share it with us along the way.
After a glitzy 5th birthday celebration with Gilles Peterson, Denis Sulta, Alexander Nut and the whole crew in Cambridge, we’re taking it back to the roots in London with an all-star line-up of Turf’s favourite DJs and oldest friends. We’re taking over both floors of Kamio in Shoreditch with a 6am license and a chest-rattling soundsystem buried beneath 10 feet of reinforced concrete.
It’s a busy weekend and the venue is small so tickets won’t be around forever. We can’t wait to see you all on the night for a good, old-fashioned bday shindig.
“If everything around us has the power to feed us information, and all of that information is skewed and false, where does that leave us?”
CAN'T WIN. DON'T TRY. returns once more to London’s psuedo-creative center, Shoreditch, to turn another venue on its head with CAN'T WIN. DON'T TRY 3. (Wholesale Piracy) - the first birthday and third art show in THE THRILLOGY.
"Today we are more alienated from the truth and the true nature of reality than ever before.”
In the finale of the CWDT Trilogy, we will be taking you down the rabbit-hole to an art experience, where everything, including the nature of the art show itself, is warped, twisted and distorted. We strive to continue our exploration of the Information Overload and its effect on the fundamental principles of truth and fact.
"I don't know what you're saying but I like the way you're saying it.”
Join us for CAN'T WIN. DON'T TRY 3. (Wholesale Piracy) as we delve into the paradigm shift of the post-truth era - the night will begin with an immersive, multi-dimensional art experience, where you can consume art and sound while still being able to hear the person next to you, and as the evening progresses, watch it descend into an end of the world party, where we celebrate the dawn of the new age, and say goodbye to reality as we know it.
Expect more of the same:
- OBSCURE REFERENCES
- SUBLIMINAL MESSAGING
- LIES POSING AS MISINFORMATION
- QUALITY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
- THE SMELL OF LIFE
- INTERESTING DISCUSSION POINTS
- INTERESTINGLY PRICED BAR
- INSTAGRAM OPPURTUNITIES
- ABANDONED DIGNITY
- ABANDONED COATS IN THE CORNER
Join us, friends.
ØYA & CLEAN PRES.
+ NILS BECH
Norway’s Øyafestivalen are returning to London for the 7th time, bringing two hotly tipped Norwegian acts, booked to the festival, to KAMIO.
Øya Festival is a unique festival set within the beautiful surroundings of Tøyenparken in the city centre of Oslo. This creates an exciting rendezvous between nature and culture and between the outdoor festival experience during the day and intimate club shows at night. This years festival takes place between 8th- 12th and as always the line up is on point. Confirmed acts so far are: Lana Del Rey, The xx, Pixies, Ryan Adams, Sampha, Chance the Rapper,Mac DeMarco, Thee Oh Sees, Cosima, Danny Brown, Spiritualized with The Oslo Philharmonics, Angel Oslen, Mø, Cashmere Cat, Vince Stapels, Jenny Hval, Broen, Nils Bech +++
Broen are the tuba-touting Norwegians celebrated by the likes of The Guardian, Consequence of Sound, Q Magazine and BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, as well as Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde who signed them to his label. With elements of RnB, rap, jazz, improvisation, psychedelia, dub and electronic - Broen ignore the usual genre conventions and create their own sound. They have built up a reputation of being one of Norway’s best live bands, presenting something completely out of the ordinary. Sparkle-laden costumes and signature dance moves are rivalled only by their own live prowess and musicianship; Broen have united fans and critics alike in adoration. They cannot be described by drawing lines to similar acts, but simply by drawing a line towards them. Only Broen, sounds like Broen.
«Basically, it’s an Every Breath You Take for indie stalkers.» - Guardian
«Broen defies genre… an engaging listen.» - Consequence of Sound
The acclaimed avant-garde pop vocalist Nils Bech has become a favourite of the art world, performing at such venerable venues and events as Venice Biennial, ICA (London), New Museum (New York) and the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam). He released his first album with DFA records last year. Echo, an album that explores the "echoes" of the people in his life over the past five years; their search for love, how love can deceive and destroy, but also be the key to everything. Sonically, the record infuses urban, contemporary dance music with hip-hop roots - hard beats in juxtaposition to Bech’s vulnerable bass-baritone.
He has quickly become a phenomenon in Norway, ending the year of 2016 with a beautiful scene in the season finale of the successful Norwegian show SKAM where he interpreted “O Helga Nat” whilst the series protagonist Isaac has an epic moment.
We’ve seen Nils rapidly become a household name in Norway, with a bright and exciting future ahead internationally.
«The multi-talented singer, musician and actor combine soaring, operatic vocals with the sound of cutting edge club music.» - Dazed
«Something rather special...wonderfully absorbing» - Clash
Old Empire & Ritual Festival in association with MAD TOURBOOKINGproudly present:
Full of Hell
plus special guests:
more to be announced shortly
Tix: £13 (adv)
1-3 Rivington St
London EC2A 3DT
SUNFALL FESTIVAL 2017 NIGHT FALL SESSIONS
SATURDAY 12 AUGUST
Selectors Assemble (Co-op presents): Sunfall Night Session
808 Ink have made an impression on the music scene in the past couple of years by self releasing their own material, not trying to sound like anyone else, whether British or American, and keeping their hunger for creating alive. Staunchly separate from the Grime scene 808 Ink delivers difference where a lot seems to becoming the same. It’s like being brought to a house party where people danced rather then pree outfits for Instagram, 808 Ink embraces reality. Their 2016 album has been playing everywhere, so if you haven’t heard them yet, get out from under your rock. Don’t miss their performance in Brighton, it’s guaranteed to be a shut down affair.
Presented by SJM Concerts.
This is an 18+ event.
CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH. presents at Kamio on 1st July 2017
+ Sonic Cathedral DJ Set
+ C.T.M. DJs til late
After forming in America during 1999, the ever-changing personnel of The Warlocks meant that the band had already featured nineteen different members before it was slimmed to the seven-piece outfit that they are today. Consisting of Bobby Hecksher (Vocals/Guitar), JC Rees (Guitar), Corey Lee Granet (Guitar), Bobby Martinez (Bass), Laura Grigsby (Tambourine/Keys), Danny Hole (Drums) and Jason Anchondo (Drums) – their two drummers with four guitarists formation produces a relentless, hypnotic wall of sound that suggests a collision between classic psychedelia, Krautrock and Velvet Underground style rock and roll. It’s just what the head doctor orders if you wish to be an underground stateside phenomenon and that’s exactly what The Warlocks became.
Front man Bobby Hecksher grew up in the swamps of Tampa Bay, Florida where he was practically raised at a radio station owned his Grandfather and where his mum also worked as a secretary. As a result Bobby was soon eating and breathing rock’n’roll on a daily basis.
Bobby recalls, “My granddad was an inspiration. He created the radio station out of thin air. And from
it all these nuggets of rock’n’roll came toward me”.
At sixteen his family left the swamps and moved to LA where Bobby soon found kindred spirits. He jammed with Beck playing bass on “Stereopathetic Soul Manure”; he hung out in the in the decadent atmosphere of the ‘Mad Hatter’ club and moonlighted in the Brian Jonestown Massacre whilst also attending parties with legendary acid guru Timothy Leary, a potent cultural and creative mix that led to the formation of The Warlocks.
Their debut album ”Rise & Fall’ (Bomp 2000) set out their template allowing The Warlocks to build upon their reputation as a forceful live act but it was the band’s signing of a worldwide deal with Mute (in conjunction with City Rockers in the UK and with Birdman in America) that led to the release of “Phoenix” (2003) a record that raised their profile significantly. The album’s varying moods and atmospheres range from the driving power of “Shake the Dope Out” to the 14-minute, hallucinogenic opus “Oh Shadie”. “Baby Blue”, the pretty and deliciously retro 7″ and CD single taken from the LP arrived awash with sitars, a touch of feedback and a melody that sounded like it had blown in from the West Coast of pop. The single’s extra tracks featured two songs from the album recorded on their British tour, “Hurricane Heart Attack” boasting a guest appearance from ex-Spaceman 3 front man Sonic Boom that together with “Inside Outside” successfully conveyed a sense of the band’s gigantic live sound.
Having left those who have experienced the sheer power of The Warlocks hungry for more, “Phoenix” is sure to be the first step on a ladder that could escalate the band to some lofty heights, a fact that Bobby Hecksher seems highly aware of.
“All that concerns me is making The Warlocks the best I can possibly make it. I want to move people. If they walk away from a show feeling something, or just experience a feeling that they didn’t feel before then we’ve achieved something. We’ve been through chaos and now, finally our destiny is whatever we want it to be…”
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