1 February 2020
Berlin, Urban Spree
>> Tickets: bit.ly/ElephantStoneBLN
Admission: 20 h / Start: 21 h
Elephant Stone announce their new album and go on UK/European tour in winter 2020
“Hollow” will be released February 14th on the London label Fuzz Club
Elephant Stone, that’s the highly respected sitar player Rishi Dhir, his long-time fellow musicians Miles Dupire (drums) & Robbie MacArthur (guitar) as well as guest musician Jason Kent (keys/guitar). The sixth album of the Psych-Pop-Creation, founded in 2009, will be released on February 14th.
Regarding the album and the new single “Hollow World”, Rishi says: “I’m sure I’m not alone with this feeling. If social media has taught us anything, it is that there are many unhappy people out there trying to find a way out. They are looking for meaning and something to believe in… or nothing to believe in. We all want the same thing, but we try to achieve it in different ways. It was with this in mind that we wrote and recorded our sixth album, Hollow. I wrote a song suite that tells of a world of unhappy souls who have lost touch with one another.”
The result is an ambitious, dystopian sci-fi concept album inspired by “The Who’s” ‘Tommy’, Pretty Things’ ‘S.F, Sorrow’ and the second side of the famous “The Beatles” ‘Abbey Road’.
In winter 2020 the band from Canada will go on a big UK & Europe tour, with many dates in hip cities – including Paris, Berlin and London.
RBK FUSION presents:
Europe Winter 2020
01 February 2020 – Berlin, Urban Spree
(Admission: 20h / Start: 21h)
Tickets are now available through Reservix, Tickettoaster and Koka36.
New album All Or Nothing out on 7th February 2020
The DIY ‘supergroup’ Shopping formed in 2012, respected players on a young, queer, East London scene that counted basement venue Power Lunches (RIP) as its hub. Their sound – kinetic, minimalist dance-punk inspired by the likes of ESG, Gang of Four, Slits and Au Pairs – has won them glowing press from all quarters (NME, Pitchfork, NPR), impressive co-signs (Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker is a fan) and a loyal, cross-continent following accrued over three, acclaimed albums: self-released debut Consumer Complaints , a short-run, DIY-distributed release that sold out in a matter of months and was subsequently reissued by FatCat; Why Choose [2015, FatCat], which saw the band touring the States for the first time; and The Official Body [2018, FatCat] – produced by indie pop legend Edwyn Collins.
Along with cleaner, new production values, their brand new album “All Or Nothing” (out on February 7th, 2020 on FatCat) sees Shopping experiment further with the sonic additions that coloured The Official Body. Jubilantly ‘80s synths and electronic percussion add new textures to their signature minimalist dynamic, flourishes that show up on the accelerating zooms of ‘Follow Me’ and the frenetic, propulsive robotics of ‘For Your Pleasure’. “We introduced both of these sounds on the last album and just decided to be more liberal with them this time,” explains Easter. Aggs – feted for her dexterous, Highlife-inspired fret work – went so far as to down guitars for a number of tracks (‘For Your Pleasure’, ‘Follow Me’, ‘Lies’). “It’s been so fun developing quite a specific guitar style within Shopping, but I think we were all getting a little sick of it to be honest! It felt very stale to just have every song be the same formula so I’m glad we did away with the guitar for a few songs.”
SNEAKY SNAKE all-nighter
⊙ BONNACONS OF DOOM ⊙
Experimental Space Noise Kraut Doom
⊙ PIOUS FAULTS ⊙
Psychotic Weirdo Hardcore Punk
⊙ DEIJUVHS ⊙
Hip Hop Drill Trap Punk
⊙ FLACCID ⊙
Acid Punk Grunge
⊙ MICROMOON ⊙
Trippy Grime Fuzz Punk
⊙ YDMYG ⊙
Noise Rock Sludge Punk
⊙ HORACIO POLLARD ⊙
Heavy Experimental Electronic Freak Wizardry
⊙ LUCRE ⊙
Experimental Noise Rock
⊙ RUDI RAUSCHGIFT ⊙
DJing Trippy Twerk Tunes
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Welcome to the second edition of Livermori.
Spinning records in the basement of Urban Spree.
Coming from Barcelona, Stein member of the Draft collective and Anomalies label.
From London, Jim Janco, responsible of People Drift parties.
admission based on a donation at the main door.
GUO ARE DANIEL BLUMBERG AND SEYMOUR WRIGHT
GUO is a multidisciplinary duo formed of Daniel Blumberg and Seymour Wright. Their third album ‘GUO4’ will be released in September on Mute Records.
GUO are due to perform on the occasion of the closing night of the super successful HYPER! A JOURNEY INTO ART AND MUSIC exhibition at Deichtorhallen Hamburg on August 4, 2019.
One day later, on August 5, 2019, GUO will give their FIRST EVER concert in Berlin at Urban Spree as part of situation 56, that will be embedded in a rare DJ set by Max Dax (Very Unimportant People Lounge / VUP Lounge).
Don’t you dare miss the hottest concert in town.
“Was passieren kann, wenn die Herangehensweise des Freejazz auf die Zugänglichkeit von Pop und eine an der bildenden Kunst geschulte Praxis treffen, dafür ist „Minus“ ein Fanal, eine regelrechte Markierung des Jahres 2018.“ – Spex
“Caustic, scratchy fire music” – The Wire
“Glorious slabs of noise“ — Victor Schonfield
Daniel Blumberg is an artist and musician from London. He is currently exhibiting at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg and recently exhibited his debut solo show at Union Gallery in London. Blumberg’s acclaimed album on Mute, ‘Minus’, was released last year.
Seymour Wright is a musician and writer, currently working in London. Wright’s work is about the creative, situated friction of learning, ideas, people and the saxophone – music, history and technique. Recent collaborations have included projects with footwork founder RPBoo and drummer Paul Abbott (as the XT duo)
Firefriend (Brazil) and Vuelveteloca (Chile) on their journey towards Fuzz Club Festival in Eindhoven, they decided to stop in Berlin town for their first time to deliver what they do at their best. This double Concert will Psych your mind away!
An evening like few others…
Promoted by Drrk’s Secnd & Sandra Fiz .
Firefriend (Cardinal Fuzz Records) (Brazil) —> Listen
“There was a thread in American music in the late 1960s that someone untangled across the U.S., then stretched over to Europe, where it took root in 80s shoegaze. It ties together bands as disparate as the 13th Floor Elevators, the Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Mazzy Star, Blonde Redhead, and the Jesus & Mary Chain. It’s noise rock or math punk or psychedelic or shoegaze or doom: It’s the down-tuned sound of chaos and beauty, and while no one was looking, it also worked its way through the Americas and took root in Brazil under the name Firefriend.
Vuelveteloca (Fuzz Club Records) (Chile) —> Listen
Chilean rock band formed in Santiago in 2006. They’re recognised for their explosive and powerful live show. Along their five albums, you can hear some psychedelic rock, stoner, krautrock and space rock.Throughout their work , they have released Vuelveteloca (BYM 2007), Jinete Galáctico (BYM 2010), Días de Calor (BYM 2012), Pantera (BYM 2015) y Sonora (Fuzz Club 2017). They’ve played some international festivals like Liverpool Festival of Psychedelia, Monkey Week (Spain) and Festival En Orbita (Chile), sharing stage with bands as Spiritualized, Dandy Warhols, Dead Meadow, A Place to Bury Strangers and Pond, among others. In 2017 the band released their fifth and critically acclaimed album Sonora, with London label Fuzz Club Records, and are preparing shows around the world, including Levitation Festival in Austin.