The Wire magazine brings its sound and music-related literature festival to Bristol in September, co-produced by Qu and Arnolfini – now with added Dean Blunt. More details on the events page
The intention behind the Reds Of Their Eyes shows being in a small space is to be much much, much closer than the whites of their eyes. It is about being smashed, intense, physical, truly personal and in the end ruined, but perhaps redeemed, by being unable to ignore the inches-away crazed gaze of a fellow human.
Aside from being the best context for Xiu Xiu in our present, sonic blade-wielding form, these shows offer the chance to invite some special guests operating in violently contrasting fields of intensity: James Blackshaw joins us for the first show, a man whose totally beautiful, radically expanding long form acoustic guitar pieces I have followed with furious intent for years. Then for night 2 we are psyched to welcome Blood Music, from the black-hearted frontier of new London noise-rock and sharing a certain brutalist kinship with our current groove.
See you there, in the dark, point blank range.
Jamie Stewart, Xiu Xiu
Trailer for forthcoming HYPNOSIS DISPLAY music/film commission from Grouper and Paul Clipson, touring UK this June.
The relentlessly adventurous Dutch quartet’s UK tour kicks off in London on Wed 16 April taking in dates in Cardiff, Birmingham, Halifax, Glasgow, Manchester, Leamington Spa and Brighton.
Take in full tour dates here.
“Go and see the Ex and you will hear rhythms you have never heard before…a sweaty seething party, an uplifting, joyful celebration” – The Quietus
Bumper update to the Out Of Place blog now up – visual & audio dispatches from three more Out Of Place events produced by Qu & Arnolfini – http://oopdoc.wordpress.com – do have a peek and check out the sound collage pieces recorded in situe at each event by Gary Fawle (Silver Pyre/Echo Of Voices)