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11th October | Thumpermonkey “Make Me Young, etc.” album launch, Memory Of Elephants, Masiro

London legends of prog, punk, rock and devilish musicianship Thumpermonkey, launch their first album in exactly six years, via esteemed label Rockosmos!

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13th September | Vodun “Ascend” album launch w/ Bruxa Maria & The Hyena Kill

Two and a half years after they broke into the wider consciousness with the launch of “Possession”, the defiant fireball that is Vodun return to launch their new album “Ascend” at Oslo in Hackney.

12th November | Whispers & Hurricanes: Fear Of The Forest (album launch), Lost Harbours (Lat), Kirsten Morrison

We’re back at New River Studios with a night of dark folk tales from musicians playing a wide array of wonderful instruments, with a special album launch to top it off!

‘We Are Peering Over’ album launch – Question 3

Ahead of their show at Rich Mix on Thursday 22nd September, Chris Sharkey, Peter Ehwald and Bitch ‘n’ Monk tell us about their latest musical discoveries.

Tickets at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/368263

More details at http://chaostheorymusic.co.uk/22nd-september-bitch-n-monk-album-launch-peter-ehwald-survival-skills-chris-sharkey/

From Colombia to London: Mauricio Velasierra’s pioneering flute techniques

Today we want to tell you more about the fascinating story behind flautist Mauricio Velasierra, and the unique techniques that he invented, as his project Bitch ‘n’ Monk hold their album launch at Rich Mix on Thursday.

Soprano Heidi Heidelberg speaks about her techniques and influences

We continue to share info about each of the seven experimental artists involved with our two events this week. Today we hear from soprano Heidi Heidelberg, one half of Bitch ‘n’ Monk, who hold their album launch at Rich Mix on Thursday. We asked Heidi about her unusual technique and her influences, and here’s what she had to say: *   *   *   *   *   *   * After a gig I am often asked that peculiar question: “are you classically-trained?”, mainly because I can use vibrato and tend to dance around in my soprano range when I …

‘We Are Peering Over’ launch interviews – Question 2

Ahead of their show at Rich Mix on Thursday 22nd September, Chris Sharkey, Peter Ehwald and Bitch ‘n’ Monk tell us a lesson that they’ve each learned in their lives so far. Tickets

Chris Sharkey continues with electronic improvisation at Rich Mix

We continue to share info about each of the seven experimental artists involved with our two events next week. Today we’re talking about Chris Sharkey, as he’ll be continuing to develop his solo improvisational project Survival Skills at Bitch ‘n’ Monk’s album launch at Rich Mix on Thursday. Chris became first known to us many years ago as the guitarist of nu jazz outfit Acoustic Ladyland, who wrapped up their ten-year career with four consecutive gigs at The Vortex Jazz Club, each with the original lineup playing through the respective album they recorded, before disbanding. Since then, Chris has continued to …

‘We Are Peering Over’ launch interviews – Question 1

Ahead of their show at Rich Mix on Thursday 22nd September, Chris Sharkey, Peter Ehwald and Bitch ‘n’ Monk tell us which musician, past or present, they’d like to play with.

Peter Ehwald flies over to the UK for an exclusive show

Today we want to focus a little on Peter Ehwald, one of the people taking jazz forward as a philosophy and not a genre, as we’re quite honoured that he’s flying over to London from Germany especially for his gig at Rich Mix next Thursday.

Cristabel Christo art exhibition at Rich Mix

We’re delighted to say that on Thursday 22nd September, multimedia artist Cristabel Christo is making her sculptures available for exhibition and sale at Rich Mix, during Bitch ‘n’ Monk’s album launch. The duo’s album ‘We Are Peering Over’ features a series of interchangeable covers, featuring photos of different sculptures by Cristabel designed around the music.

22nd October | Whispers & Hurricanes: T E Morris (final ever UK show), Raf and O, Weikie

The next edition of Whispers & Hurricanes is a very special one indeed, as T E Morris joins us at New River Studios for his last ever UK solo show, and simultaneously belatedly launches his final album ‘Newfoundland’.

2nd July | Chaos Theory DJ set at Yes Men’s album launch with HAG and The Cortège

Chaos Theory founder and DJ Kunal Singhal will be sharing DJ duties with Tom Moody of Optical Radio between the bands at The Lexington on Saturday 2nd July, to celebrate the launch of crazy, experimental prog-punk-pop Melvins-esque band Yes Men’s new album ‘You Can’t Stand The Sight Of Me’.

9th June | Whispers & Hurricanes: ALMA, worriedaboutsatan, Chagall

We take our night of weirdly wonderful new down tempo sounds to one of London’s best new artist community venues, New River Studios. This month sees artists blending electronic production, post-rock and brand new technology.

Interview: Jo Quail speaks with Carya Gish

Carya Gish, novelist and founder of independent publishing imprint Arcane Publishing, speaks to cellist and composer Jo Quail ahead of the launch of her new album Five Incantations at St John on Bethnal Green on 19th March.

Interview: Poppy Ackroyd speaks to Carya Gish

Carya Gish, novelist and founder of independent publishing imprint Arcane Publishing, speaks to musician and composer Poppy Ackroyd who will perform at the launch of Jo Quail’s new album Five Incantations at St John on Bethnal Green on 19th March.

7th April | Vodun ‘Possession album launch’ + Limb + Casual Nun

A massive double headline bill with riff monsters Vodun, who are launching their debut album ‘Possession’, and Limb, who just released their latest album ‘Terminal’ last year.