Ouroboros are delighted to present a DJ set from the edit master that is Psychemagik. Expect spun out psychedelic grooves, disco madness, and heavy remixes of both classics and digger gems, alongside incredible original productions.
Something special happened to Pip Blom at the tail end of last year. It was a busy twelve months that saw the release of her frenetic EP ‘Paycheck’, two A-Listed singles at 6 Music and support slots to the likes of The Breeders, Franz Ferdinand and Garbage. Capping that off, though, moments before stepping onstage at a sold out Lexington – the London stop-off on her debut UK headline tour – the band put pen to paper and signed to Heavenly Recordings.
Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician. Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums. Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’.
A Montreal-born Grenadian-Canadian, Kaia’s old-time banjo skills, jazz-fueled voice and deft song craft have garnered acclaim from NPR, CBC, Rolling Stone, BBC Music, and No Depression. Her 2016 release Nine Pin won a Canadian Folk Music Award and sent her on an 18-month touring journey from Ireland to Iowa. Kaia has just released her brilliant new album ‘Greanades’.
Hot on the heels of a breakthrough year, Bristol based electronic jazz outfit Ishmael Ensemble hit the road for their first official U.K. tour. Ishmael formerly released amazing house records through labels like Church and Wolf Music, and we are really excited to see what the new live band looks like in action! Teasers in the comments.
A firm favourite of EVERYONE here at The Crescent, Amy May Ellis is getting the band back together for a tour in support of her new EP ‘We Got Fire’. A recent invite to one of the worlds largest emerging band showcases, The Great Escape Festival and a live session for Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music will hopefully help a bit more of the world hear this ace singer-songwriter. Top supports too!
Legendary poet, Benjamin Zephaniah, joins The Crescent Community Venue with his full band, The Revolutionary Minds, for a show of political dub poetry. This is not one to miss!
Traditional songs and tunes are given a heavy rock edge with earth shattering riffs, playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. Blackbeard’s Tea Party believe a live music show should be a spectacle for the eyes as well as the ears. Outlandish outfits, costume changes, DIY props, unhinged stage antics and chaotic choreography all add up to an engaging, high-octane show that frequently leaves audiences cheering for more.
Fusing slinky underground disco, deep electronic throbs, shimmering pop moments; this is dance music with a voice, a heart, and soul.
With one of the best live dance music shows on the planet, Crazy P have been leaving their mark on the landscape of British dance music for the last 15 years.
Kris Drever, Martin Green and Aidan O’Rourke formed Lau in 2005. A band steeped in traditional Scottish music but with an artistry unwilling to be confined by that. Lau are now four time winners of Best Group at the BBC Folk Awards, they’re new album, recorded by John Parrish arrives next month.