Housewives + Tomaga + Roy

Housewives + Tomaga + Roy

19th April 2016

HOUSEWIVES: an experimental guitar-band based in South London, interested in the relationship between noise and sound.

Housewives’ sound (or noise) is indebted to the scratch and scrawl of No Wave and Post Punk. Melody is often tossed aside in favour of clanging dissonance and sharp rhythmic turns. This Heat’s Charles Hayward noted 'a sort of monochromatic surliness slowly warms up to a barely controlled anger, hypnotic and building from the simplest elements' in Housewives’ sound. The influence of the likes of Luigi Russolo, Steve Reich and Phillip Glass can also be found within the space and noise of the group’s DNA.

'their songs creep out of chaos into urgent bursts of energy and loud focus.' – Upset The Rhythm.

TOMAGA channels various forms of multi-instrumentalism into music that moves by turns through industrial, jazz, psychedelia and minimalism, on it’s way to somewhere wholly other. Devoted to musical exploration, this London based duo obsessively deconstruct familiar tropes, looking for the tension that lies between improvisation and form.

Rather than the complex, abstract sound that we might have expected to result, the duo’s minimalist compositions are darkly psychedelic, elusive and deeply imbued with images – as though they have set some curiously unsettled, surreal dreams to music.

After their first, self-produced cassette, ‘Sleepy Jazz For Tired Cats’, which was released in 2013, TOMAGA released the acclaimed ‘Futura Grotesk’ LP on the Hands in the Dark label. They release a new LP ‘Familiar Obstacles’ in October 2015.

ROY: Minimalist, angular rock from Colchester.

Tickets £6 / £5 concessions.
Doors open 7.30pm.

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