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September 2019

Nutclough Gallery Gig – Garden Centre/KISSING/Sam McLoughlin

September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Nutclough Tavern, 6-8 Nutclough
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 8HA United Kingdom
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Garden Centre: leccy guitar folk/indie-pop tunes with heartfelt and truly distinct vocals, FFO Joanna Newsom, Daniel Johnston KISSING: minimal space-pop tunes. casio keyboard whirr, acoustic guitar and themes of self-built sci-fi worlds and radical softnessz FFO the Space Lady Sam McLoughlin: Local bedroom-folk / soundscape experimenter Price of entry- Suggested donation £3-5 (nobody turned away for lack of funds)

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October 2019

Luxury Mollusc//Nacht Und Nebel//Blackcloudsummoner//Black Antlers//Power Couple

October 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wharf Chambers, 23-35 Wharf St
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom
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£6

"Finally!" you exclaim "An evening of non-stop harsh electronics just as the days really start to get right grim. I can't wait to have a horrible time". And you would be right. A trio of touring noise-bandits and some local industrial neofolk/PE shindiggin' 🐌Luxury Mollusc - PA roasting filthtronics from Dublin's finest gutter. Twisted metallic shrapnel lodges into miscellaneous organics and I don't know what is happening https://luxuriousmollusc.bandcamp.com/album/refuse-merch-part-two 🎻Nacht Und Nebel - Scrambled cello rubble rebuilt into makeshift sonic dungeon…

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Trumans Water | Bilge Pump | Pifco

October 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wharf Chambers, 23-35 Wharf St
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom
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£6 – £9

A>R>S>D>I>Y> presents: The return of San Diego jank-rock legends TRUMANS WATER!!! Plus BILGE PUMP & PIFCO Rounding out the evening with an all-vinyl, all-night, Indie Disco with Shaun Central and Bradford Chris!! Brief back-story: the Water took shape in ‘91, when the Fender-bending brothers Branstetter hooked up with singer-guitarist-catalyst Glen Galloway; soon San Diego had a rollicking avant-rock angle to its music scene in TW, the kind of band that, say, could righteously open for/tour with the Boredoms or Stereolab…

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Trumans Water + Witching Waves + Schisms

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Golden Lion, Fielden Square
Todmorden, West Yorkshire OL14 6LZ United Kingdom
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£10

Brief back-story: the Water took shape in ‘91, when the Fender-bending brothers Branstetter hooked up with singer-guitarist-catalyst Glen Galloway; soon San Diego had a rollicking avant-rock angle to its music scene in TW, the kind of band that, say, could righteously open for/tour with the Boredoms or Stereolab (Trumans did). But after their self-made albums Of Thick Tum, Spasm Smash, the Godspeed tetralogy and numerous singles had sent their sounds worldwide, Glen exited to marry, concentrate on his Holy Spirit-stoked…

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Tola Custy, Hawthonn, Birds and Ships

October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Golden Lion, Fielden Square
Todmorden, West Yorkshire OL14 6LZ United Kingdom
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£5

Super happy to announce we're bringing Irish fiddle legend, Tola Custy, over to Todmorden for a show at The Golden Lion! Tola is a name well known and respected in Irish trad and folk circles having playing gorgeous music both solo and in loads of collaborations world wide. For this event he will be performing solo upstairs at The Lion. Support comes from- Hawthonn - "21st-Century Moon Musick. Underground spectralism. Shameless heathens/dual star daemons." Birds and Ships - Acapella folk…

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Taku Sugimoto + Minami Saeki / Emerson Kitamura + mmm

October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Small Seeds, Castlegate
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2UD United Kingdom
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£1 – £5

Taku Sugimoto (guitar) & Minami Saeki (voice) Emerson Kitamura (electronics) & mmm (voice) Kicking off UNspellable with two duos from Tokyo! Guitar legend Sugimoto appears with regular collaborator Saeki, while this is a first UK tour for Kitamura & mmm, bringing modern-day electronica from Japan.  Emerson Kitamura & mmm : MUTE BEAT, JAGATARA, IMAWANO Kiyoshiro, EGO-WRAPPIN’, Kicell… these are just a few of the acts keyboardist Emerson Kitamura has been a part of since the late 80’s.  Then there is mmm (pronouced me-my-mo) who,…

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Tom Holliston + Support live at No Vultures

October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
No Vultures, 15 Union St
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF13 1BG United Kingdom

We are pleased to announce the first live event at NO VULTURES, 15 union street, Dewsbury. Introducing.... Tom Holliston and Selina Martin (full set) Canada David Constanza (Art of Flying solo set) New Mexico Tom Holliston is a self-taught independent rock musician and songwriter from Lund, British Columbia, Canada. He’s probably best-known internationally for his 16 years touring and recording with legendary Canadian bands Nomeansno and the Hanson Brothers. Tom’s solo work (under his own name and his band Show…

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Harmergeddon//Merlin Nova//Chase & Pascal//Inverted Nepal//No Disc

October 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Chunk, 275 Meanwood Rd
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 2JD United Kingdom
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£5

A night of delectable power electronics, free improv clutter and buggy weirdoisms from Leeds and London alike. Please endorse my fan theory that the film 'Saturday Night Fever' is about this gig... £5 pay as ya feel on door (no one turned away for lack of funds course) BYOB Doors 7:30pm CHUNK endeavours to be a safer space and if you are making anyone feel uncomfortable via racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia or any other shite behaviour, then you will be…

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Harmergeddon, Merlin Nova, Chase & Pascal, Inverted Nepal, No Disc

October 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Chunk, 275 Meanwood Rd
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 2JD United Kingdom

Doors 7:30 - Local harsh noiz act and some touring droners, performance art. lots of tvs scattered about...https://www.facebook.com/events/744087812699938/

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York EMOM, the Electronic Music Open Mic & Forum

October 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Fulford Arms, York, ​121 Fulford Road, York,
York, YO10 4EX United Kingdom
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EMOM, the Electronic Music Open Mic & Forum is back at the Fulford Arms in York! This is a space for all forms of electronic music including: drone, glitch, electrojazz, chiptune, hip hop, ambient, noise, electropop, techno, loopers, improvised, live coding, cold wave, trance etc Performers: slots will be about 15 minutes (including set up and pack down times), but if you only want 2 minutes that's fine! If we run out of slots, priority will be given to local…

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November 2019

EP/64 :: Bellies! :: Nape Neck

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wharf Chambers, 23-35 Wharf St
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom
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£6

EP/64 “Ephemeral Project 64 will perform 64 times and then stop.” Started by vocalist Dali de St Paul (HARRGA, Viridian Ensemble and DSC) in 2016, the project features musicians and artists from Bristol’s experimental arts and improvised music scene who combine to unleash frenzied incantations and rhythmic mutations into the world. This outing will feature Dali performing with drummer Dan Johnson of MARCY and Run Logan Run, her primary collaborator on the project. Expect Diamonda Gallas-meets-Iggy-Pop vocal stylings run through…

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No-wave/improv/post-punk matinee @ nutclough!

November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Nutclough Tavern, 6-8 Nutclough
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 8HA United Kingdom
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ACTS: BELLIES! - 'bellies!’s music is a life-baked concoction. Formed in a do it yourself habitus, injected with the energy of free improvisation, the duo create imperfectly formed melodic song shocks, replete with hooks and eyes. Believe in Hell evokes the atmosphere of Brechtian political opera, the vocal pointillism of Meredith Monk and the pop-post-punk sensibilities of 80s Bananarama. The songs draw inspiration from the horrors of the present and the mistakes of the past. They probe the edges of…

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Calderdale Sound Women Network: New Music

November 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hebden Bridge Trades Club, Holme St
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 8EE United Kingdom

Calderdale Sound Women Network are happy to present a programme of new music at The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge. Sounds by: Supriya Nagarajan. Dewsbury based sound artist and artistic director of Manasamitra who are a Yorkshire based arts organisation delivering a range of South Asian arts and cultural experiences in traditional and innovative ways. Supriya will be presenting her piece entitled “Frangipani nights” which is an evocative piece set in a sultry summer night in India and brings electronic…

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HOGWASH 27

November 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wharf Chambers, 23-35 Wharf St
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom
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£5

After a break since the end of 2018, Hogwash returns bringing you the best of the oddballs of West Yorkshire and beyond. This month, you will be baffled and/or enticed by the following - Claus Poulsen // Stuart Chalmers - massively happy that these two are joining us. Imagine what their combined sonic powers will create! IMAGINE. Eskimoomin - BEATZ. But not like that. Two's Company - imagine a human jukebox having its output mangled by all manner of processes…

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Ami Yamasaki, Charlie Collins and Derek Saw

November 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Small Seeds, Castlegate
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2UD United Kingdom
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£1 – £5

Ami Yamasaki (voice), Charlie Collins (percussion) & Derek Saw (brass) Not only Yamasaki’s UK debut, but also the 50th anniversary of Collins first involvement with live improvisation – a double celebration. UNspellable is a new concert series promoted by ame, taking place around Huddersfield in 2019/20. Featuring both UK based and international artists the program presents a wide range of infinitely fascinating but awkwardly unclassifiable contemporary music – including improvisation, contemporary composition, electronic, sound art, and electro-pop. Acclaimed vocalist Ami Yamasaki…

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Adam Bohman/Kneeling Coats/Mel O Dubhslaine @ Chunk

November 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chunk, 275 Meanwood Rd
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 2JD United Kingdom

Doors 8 - Adam will be done in time for 10:40 train to Todmorden etc. Dada free improv object, tape, electronic nonsense throughout https://www.facebook.com/events/397682130879272/

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Mossy Piglet/Rebecca Just Rebecca/Pressure Cooker Release Valve + 1 more tba @ Chunk

November 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chunk, 275 Meanwood Rd
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 2JD United Kingdom

Doors 8 - Pete Cann and Pascal's old dada band unit thingy along with harsh noiz drag and weird laptop bollocks

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December 2019

Posset, Robert Ridley Shackleton, Posset & Territorial Gobbing, La Brea Pulpit @ Wharf Chambers

December 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wharf Chambers, 23-35 Wharf St
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom

Doors 6:30 - It's POSSET innit doing tape stuff as per and also a spooky new set, RRS cardboard nonsense as always - another early Sunday finish

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Harpoon, Haar, Black Antlers, Basic Switches and Territorial Gobbing @ Chunk

December 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chunk, 275 Meanwood Rd
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 2JD United Kingdom

Doors 8 - Bristol noiz techno and Leeds dark ambience, dark ambient pop and then Hilary and I doing some daft deconstructed Devo shite https://www.facebook.com/events/752680315178680/

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Nummo Twin / Armitage & Mordecai / Brown / Schisms

December 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Nutclough Tavern, 6-8 Nutclough
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 8HA United Kingdom

  Nummo Twin (Manchester) - NT merges warm, echoing soundscapes with lulling folk melodies, using an instrument she carved out of a discarded Christmas tree. https://nummotwin.bandcamp.com/ ------------------------------------------------------ Kate Armitage & Ecka Mordecai - worlds most glam cello duo. Read an excerpt from Vymethoxy Redspiders' review of their album - 'The cursed birds are searching the riverbed It is a sinuous spooling: crucible salivates helical aggregate still volatile AFTER THE CLOYING Dance ov molten metal shaded extrusion object animalcule Shunt (a…

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Toshimaru Nakamura, Sam Andreae, David Birchall & Otto Willberg / redvirginsoil

December 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Small Seeds, Castlegate
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2UD United Kingdom
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£1 – £5

Toshimaru Nakamura (no input mixer), Sam Andreae (saxophone), David Birchall (guitar) & Otto Willberg (double bass) redvirginsoil (electronics) Innovative experimental musician Nakamura is back in the UK, reuniting a remarkable group first encountered in Tokyo 2017. Plus multi-layered melodies and gentle noisiness, with bass and effects from redvirginsoil.

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Kazehito Seki, Sw1n-Hunter and more tba @ Wharf Chambers

December 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wharf Chambers, 23-35 Wharf St
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom

Doors 8 - Contact mic and mixer strapped to chest chaos and sublime sonic noiz control and also some local stuff!

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ASUNA + Minoru Sato / Caravan Comedown

December 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Small Seeds, Castlegate
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2UD United Kingdom
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£1 – £5

ASUNA + Minoru Sato Caravan Comedown Celebrating their new 7inch vinyl TOTTERING STEPS on Belgium label Meeuw Muzak, Sato and ASUNA is back to Huddersfield with their original DIY gadget, air column resonator and keyboards. The evening starts with Caravan Comedown, the quartet of Adam Davenport, Sophie Cooper, Julian Bradley and Neil Campbell, delivering new music of song and improvisation.

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January 2020

Wonkystuff #19

January 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fulford Arms, York, ​121 Fulford Road, York,
York, YO10 4EX United Kingdom
£5

see monsd (Leeds) world premiere performance by father of the no-audience underground, Rob Hayler Rovellesca (Newcastle) Invisible Cities boss gives us lo-fi minimal drone TSR2 (York) Ambient noise pollution; a wall of drone via cutting-edge 80s tech Wonkystuff house band (York/Leeds) 'nuff said

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February 2020

Electronic Music Open Mic

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fulford Arms, York, ​121 Fulford Road, York,
York, YO10 4EX United Kingdom

EMOM, the Electronic Music Open Mic & Forum is back at the Fulford Arms in York! This is a space for all forms of electronic music including: drone, glitch, electrojazz, chiptune, ambient, noise, electropop, techno, loopers, improvised, live coding, cold wave, trance etc Performers: slots will be about 15 minutes, but if you only want 2 minutes that's fine! Set up/tear down whilst previous/next artist is performing. If we run out of slots, priority will be given to local artists.…

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Secluded Bronte / Basic Switches & Territorial Gobbing / Giblet Gusset / Rosemary Murdag MacLean

February 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chunk, 275 Meanwood Rd
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 2JD United Kingdom
£6

It's Theo's stupid birthday noise gig hours again you all have to come to out of politeness i'm afraid. Got two greats new and old from that there London town up. Bohman bros blessed Secluded Bronte are back in town gang! + local regular musicmushers Basic Switches and Territorial Gobbing, Sheffield finest jank n moaner Giblet Gusset and new duo of Rebecca Just Rebecca Rosemary and Feghoots Pete! Surely a good night for sure! Surely?! £6/3 unwaged or pay what…

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Monopoly Child Star Searchers / Vibracathedral Orchestra

February 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wharf Chambers, 23-35 Wharf St
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom
£5

Monopoly Child Star Searchers Spencer Clark (The Skaters), is using top-of-the-line music imaging keyboards from the 80s and 90s to produce hallucinations of Past and Present Juxtaposed Eras, Far-OFF exotically composed tropical maladies, and wondrous inner-outer Ouspensky driven Fourth Dimensional Landscapes. He has recorded albums with a host of young modern musicians including Jan Anderzen of Kemialiset Ystvat, and Orphan Fairytale. His label Pacific City Sound Visions has ejected tape cassettes, Lp's, and Private Movies for the past 15 years.…

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Cowboy Builder // Nape Neck // Lo Egin// Duck Scrap

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chunk, 275 Meanwood Rd
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 2JD United Kingdom

Weird janky post punk, brass doom and noises £5 pay what ya can - no one turned away for lack of funds Doors 8pm BYOB CHUNK endeavours to be a safer space and if you are making anyone feel uncomfortable via racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia or any other shite behaviour, then you will be asked to leave Cowboy Builder - Glaswegian cowrustlers bring their guitars and two drum kits over canyon and through valleys to summon up distant desert music.…

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March 2020

Strange Parade w/ Bunkerpop // Doctor Onken // Sister Wives

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wharf Chambers, 23-35 Wharf St
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom
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£5

We invite you to hear: BUNKERPOP (Hull) - Bunkerpop deliver an experimental mash of energy and titivating instrumental & electronic sound with pronouncements. They take their broad influences from such groups as Neu, Holy Fuck and Talking Heads. Plus they are as much of a fan of conga lines as we are. https://bunkerpopband.bandcamp.com/ SISTERWIVES (Sheffield via Wales) - From the highest valley & smoothest seas they rise; wild tales sung in Welsh language under cavernous melodies and dark hypnosis; post-punk,…

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David Liebe Hart // Guttersnipe // Luke Poot // Whatever Your Heart Desires

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wharf Chambers, 23-35 Wharf St
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom
£8 – £10

Very excited to be bringing you this one-of-kind night of bizaroo comedy, dadaisms, synth wonk 'n' noize... David Liebe Hart Known for his roles on Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job!, and extensive tours throughout the US, Canada and Australia, DAVID LIEBE HART is an outsider musician, actor and painter, with his own Adult Swim TV series, I Love David. He has communicated with extra-terrestrials, owns a large collection of puppets, and is obsessed with trains. David’s vast and…

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