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Embark on a musical adventure with BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction festival with two days of ear-expanding live music.
The festival brings the radio programme to life, featuring performances from across the musical spectrum. Tonight, there’s innovative sci-fi electronica from Gazelle Twin, following her satirical 2018 album Pastoral. She’s joined on the bill by Hen Ogledd, the new band founded by Richard Dawson, who bring together a discombobulating mix of psych-pop, medieval lore, post-punk, and harp improvisation. Opening the evening is Chaines, whose album The King was a masterpiece of claustrophobic electro-acoustic music.
Mixing heavy, twisted electronics with soundscapes and perhaps a bit of dance, Gazelle Twin is known for her incredible live shows.
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A band project comprising Richard Dawson, Rhodri Davies, Dawn Bothwell and Sally Pilkington, Hen Ogledd’s meaning comes from the Welsh name for The Old North. Each hailing from historically different tribal regions of the Old North, the musicians challenge the idea that the ancient world was rife with magic, while the new is infiltrated by cold logic. Combining ideas that draw upon the mystical and technological, creating a discombobulating pop prayer exploring artificial intelligence, witches, nanotechnology, pre-medieval history, robots, romance, computer games and waterfalls. This dynamic band swirls, ravishing melodies, hallucinatory textures and bonkers rhythms and is pinned down by some deft performances: Pilkington’s picture-perfect pop and earthy singing, Davies’ blazing harp splutterations and guitar moans, Bothwell’s twisted telephone techno and bamboozling lyric-bombs and Dawson’s utter bass.
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Chaines, Pulled By Magnets
EartH (Hackney Arts Centre)
- 11-17 Stoke Newington Road
- Stoke Newington
- N16 8BH