Chaos Theory’s Best of 2018

As is becoming tradition, a few of us listed our top five albums and gigs of the year. Here are the musical moments that have stood out for Seb, Luís, Alan and Kunal.   TOP 5 RECORDS OF 2018 Seb Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want This is how you make a comeback record. Easily one of the best comebacks since Swans reformed and morphed into a new uncompromising creature. So much ground is covered on this album and yet it is so cohesive in it’s lyrical themes and insanity of it’s content. I must have listened to …

New DJ set – féasha

I put this DJ set together to support Austel’s debut EP launch gig, taking place at The Finsbury in London on 23rd July. I started off trying to make it a pop set, but it went off piste a bit! Hope you enjoy it anyway. Artist links are in the info on the Mixcloud page x – Kunal  

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23rd October | Evi Vine + Common Eider, King Eider (USA) + Drekka (USA)

An evening of powerful post-rock, drone, ambient, doom and dark folk from the UK and USA, at The Victoria in Dalston.

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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.

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7th September | Warren Schoenbright, Riotmiloo, Metalogue

A beautiful medley of noise, industrial, post-punk and electronic sounds at The Black Heart in Camden.

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25th August | Norwood & Brixton Foodbank fundraiser w/ Treasure Of Woe, Carl White, Apocalypse Jazz Unit

London promoters Wrongpop and Chaos Theory have gotten together for a one-off special event to raise money for Norwood & Brixton Foodbank.

Tickets at £5

100% of ticket sales go to the charity.

Some of the best new underground bands out there have agreed to bring you their sounds for this excellent cause, so it’ll be a phenomenal evening with extra positive vibes.

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6th July | The Facemelter: A Sudden Burst Of Colour, a-tota-so, Theo

Get a taste of some of the freshest sounds from the post-rock, post-punk and math rock scenes, with three projects fusing familiar sounds in new ways at The Black Heart in Camden.

Chaos Theory radio podcast 8/5/18

Our latest podcast is now up for streaming! CT founder Kunal plays music from all of our upcoming gigs in May, June and July and lets you know just why you need to see these bands.

New Chaos Theory radio podcast w/ Sonic Grave

Stream our latest podcast, crammed with a very diverse range of experimental music. First aired on 199radio on Tuesday 13th March 2018, this month CT founder Kunal invited special guest Toby Cook of other London promotion Sonic Grave. Hope you enjoy!

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28th May | Author & Punisher (USA), Trepaneringsritualen (Swe), Vera Bremerton, Towards Collapse DJs

An evening of heavy electronics, innovative drone, ritual ambient doom and industrial music, from international pioneers of hardware and noise. Our first event at Electrowerkz in Angel.

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11th May | Match & Fuse + Chaos Theory present: The Display Team, Magnus Loom, Ms Mercy

We’ve joined forces with promoters of avant-garde jazz, prog and all manner of genre-colliding music, Match&Fuse to present a lineup of audio oddities at New River Studios in Manor House.

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4th May | The Facemelter at New River Studios: Memory Of Elephants, Codices, Rad Pitt

This month, we leave Camden to enjoy DesertFest, and put on a display of jawdropping math rock glory at London’s best DIY venue, New River Studios in Manor House.

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5th April | Becoming///Animal, The Brain Center At Whipple’s, Mark Dicker

Chaos Theory proudly presents Becoming///Animal at Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston.

Becoming///Animal is a new project by amazing collaborative duo Massimo Pupillo of Zu, and Gordon Sharp of Cindytalk and This Mortal Coil.

Casual Nun interviewed!

If you live in London and you like going to gigs, you’ve probably heard of Casual Nun, for a while they seemed to be the talk of the town, appearing on countless bills, playing with everyone and their mums and putting out consistently good albums on a seemingly annual basis; they’re an exciting, quickly-evolving group that deserves the hype and delivers new heights at every show. I can’t recall the first time I saw Casual Nun but, by this point, I consider them a sure-thing and I’d implore any reader to come and see them at The Brewhouse, London for our 8 Years of Chaos Theory All-Dayer to discover exactly why that is the case.

The Fierce & The Dead interviewed!

Ahead of the release of their new album, The Euphoric, The Fierce and The Dead will play their first show of 2018 at the 8 Years of Chaos Theory All-Dayer (at The Brewhouse, London). We caught up with them to find out their plans, goals and targets going into this year but, also to find out what they have in-store for those attending the event.

Chaos Theory’s Best Of 2017

Seb, Chris, Dorota and Kunal listed their top five gigs and top five albums of the year. Here they are…

Chaos Theory Radio Show 24/10/17

Another podcast of the Chaos Theory radio show on 199radio, first broadcast on Tuesday 24th October 2017.

This time Kunal is joined by special guests Sara Tibbers and Chris Parker, who organise gigs and manage the bar at legendary metal pub The Dev.

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Chaos Theory DJ set after Elephant Tree, Old Man Lizard and Sky:Lark

The Dev presents: ✞ Elephant Tree -Rock/Blues/Doom/Stoner with a garnish of parsley from London. https://www.facebook.com/elephanttreeband/ + ✞ Old Man Lizard -Stoner- noir/ Country- sludge from Sudbury, Suffolk. https://www.facebook.com/oldmanlizard/ + ✞ Sky:Lark! -Noise Rock and Roll from Margate + Bridgnorth. + Kunal Singhal from CHAOS THEORY DJing in between and afterwards! Live music from 7PM till 10:30PM Bar open till midnight ✞✞✞ FREE ENTRY ✞✞✞