Our new podcast is up! Listen in as our special guest Jo Quail reveals music from her new album Exsolve, which came out on Friday 2nd November, as well as music from her heroes. The show’s also rammed with loads of news and music about the bands we have coming up in events this next five week period, so enjoy tunes by Au-Dessus, Benen, Boss Keloid, The Fierce & The Dead, Hundred Year Old Man, Jessica Moss, Judas Priest, Kurokuma, Kylver, Leoš Janáček, Ratt, Talons and VÄLVĒ. We said we’d finish on Wasp but then changed our minds last minute, …
An evening of dark folk, shoegaze, contemporary classical and sprawling psychedelia at Sebright Arms in Hoxton, as the Thee Silver Mt Zion violinist joins us to perform music from her new album “Entanglement”, released via Constellation Records. £9 advance secret discounted tickets £12 on the door ————————– Jessica Moss (Canada) An artist who’s mesmerised us at a few of her concerts already. …
Vast post-rock, post-metal, drone and contemporary classical sounds in The Black Heart in London. £10 advance secret discount tickets £13 on the door ——————— Talons After the release of We All Know, their finest album to date, six-piece band Talons have been blowing audiences away this year at ArcTanGent, Portals festival and Big Scary Monsters’ Big Day Out. We now get the pleasure of getting up close and personal with this mammoth band, just …
For our first radio show of 2018 on 199radio, Aditya Bhatt and Kunal Singhal got together in the studio to discuss why they love the music coming up at the two events to mark 8 Years Of Chaos in February.
We aired our last radio show of 2017 last Tuesday, when Dorota, Seb, Alan, Chad and Kunal squashed into the 199radio studio and played tunes by their most memorable bands from the year, plus more music from Friday’s upcoming gig and a track premiere by Archelon.
3rd February 2018 will be exactly 8 years since the very first Chaos Theory event, so we want to celebrate with a big two-stage all day event at The Brewhouse in Hackney!
Hosts Dorota Sagui play us the music that she illustrates to and Kunal plays more fantastic music from around the world.
Our gig booker Kunal tried his hand at creating a DJ set made up of ambient, drone, contemporary classical and avant garde music.
Stream the latest Chaos Theory radio show below, first broadcast on 29th August 2017 on 199radio, as Kunal goes on a wayward musical journey.
Stream the latest Chaos Theory radio show, first broadcast on 4th July 2017 on 199radio, with Alan and Kunal.
Join us for an evening of mesmeric sounds and multi-instrumental wonder a Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch. £6 advance secret discount tickets £8 on the door ——————– Fear Of The Forest A mystical ensemble led by dulcimer, voice and hurdy-gurdy, who enthralled us all at their album launch at New River Studios last year. Formed in 2012 and fronted by Kate Arnold on hammered dulcimer, violin and …
Joyous math rock meets seamless prog at The Black Heart in Camden.
The first Whispers & Hurricanes of the year sees the return of two legendary multimedia performers, whose entire life together is an ongoing work of art.
In our never-ending search to check out new venues, we’ve been introduced to the delightful new team behind Juju’s Bar & Stage at the end of Brick Lane.
All ticket-holders for The Facemelter can head ten minutes down the road with us to the basement of Farr’s School Of Dancing, almost opposite Dalston Junction station, where Simon Clark of The Monolith and Kunal will share DJ duties for a few hours.
It’s our 7th birthday! So we thought we’d celebrate seven years of gigs by having a gig.
This one’s in the slightly bigger venue Birthdays, so we can keep the price the same and fit more of you in, because we fucking love you!
Chaos Theory founder Kunal DJs before and between a two-night bill of events with cellist Jo Quail downstairs at The Harrison in Kings Cross.
Our week of articles about the genius artists we get to work with comes to an end with Father Murphy, possibly the most mindbending act we’ve ever worked with, before they join us tomorrow with Muscle and Marrow at New River Studios.
We continue our week of daily articles about the experimental artists performing at our events this week.
Today we focus on Muscle and Marrow, who bring their new album tour to New River Studios on Saturday, alongside Father Murphy.
Over the next few days we’ll share some news about the bands performing at New River Studios on Saturday.
We’re very glad to say that Tolerance Manoeuvre will be opening the proceedings ahead of Muscle and Marrow and Father Murphy.
A special event, featuring two projects from dark experimental label The Flenser from the USA and Italy. In the amazing artist community venue that is New River Studios. This will be a stimulating experience.
A special collaboration between ourselves and Tina Edwards of Jazz Standard, one of London’s best promoters of contemporary jazz, Rich Mix, one of London’s hottest hotbeds of contemporary creativity, and daringly experimental duo Bitch ‘n’ Monk, as they launch their new album ‘We Are Peering Over’.
A night of psychedelic and prog rock with satisfyingly quirksome riffs.
This month we get to go wild to a bunch of new hardcore, punk and metal bands.
On Thursday 28th July 2016 between 7.30 and 9pm, at Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston, Roger Goula will perform music from his limited edition EP Something About Silence (featuring remixes by Christian Löffler and Phaeleh) and his forthcoming album Overview Effect, which is the debut release from Cognitive Shift Recordings, a new collaboration between One Little Indian Records and Manners McDade Publishing.
A night of live prog metal from some new names and previous heroes of The Facemelter.
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.
A hearty feast of live sludge, hardcore, noise and math metal from projects old and new at The Black Heart in Camden.
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.
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.
We’re back at The Black Heart in Camden for a big ol’ bunch of fun-packed, wild and sweaty math and prog bands from all around the UK. Includes the London launch show for Bear Makes Ninja’s new album ‘Shenanagrams’.
A frenzied night of prog, punk, ska and rock madness, with bands hiding immense technical prowess under gloriously unhinged music, as local heroes The Display Team launch their latest album ‘Shifts’.
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.
It’s that time of year when we seem to put on a special event for all of you loyal Facemeltees, and hopefully tempt a few new faces to join us.
This one is a FREE ENTRY, late night extravaganza of bands and DJs in Shoreditch’s most iconic venue.
BANDS 11ish to 1ish
The third edition of our new regular night for fans of the down-tempo side of alternative music, with a single launch from MADAM.
A very special concert event as cellist Jo Quail launches her new album ‘Five Incantations’.
With special guest Poppy Ackroyd.
Mark Angel Brandt, editor of metal, punk and rock review website Broken Amp, asked Latitudes about their new album ‘Old Sunlight’, before they launch it at The Facemelter on Friday 5 February at The Black Heart.
A feast of sludge, hardcore, post-metal and math rock! We’ve got bands reforming and album launches from previous performers at ArcTanGent and Baba Yaga’s Hut.
We kickstart 2016 with some of the mightiest post-metal bands we’ve worked with in the past, with the launch of a brand new album from Latitudes, plus new material from Telepathy and PSOTY.
It’s the last Facemelter, and Chaos Theory gig, of the year! Join us for one final bash of sludge, metal, doom, noise rock and heavy psych.
After a wonderful launch in September, our newest night is back with inspired musicians, who fuse traditional sounds with groundbreaking techniques.
This month, Mark Angel Brandt, editor of metal, punk and rock review website Broken Amp, lent us his meticulous approach to music journalism to interview Glaswegian genre-switching metalheads Colours To Shame, ahead of their performance at The Facemelter this Friday at The Black Heart.
Opensight have established themselves as stalwarts of London’s progressive music scene. Having played in the Metal 2 The Masses competition on several occasions, and with numerous studio recordings under their collective belt, these accomplished musicians create a sophisticated blend of rock, metal and a hefty dose of the cinematic. Their latest EP represents something of a departure from previous recordings, though it retains the theatrical flourishes and classic metal undertones that fans will recognise as signatures of the band. ‘Ulterior Motives’ also has the rather dubious accolade of being the only music that doesn’t cause my cat to leave the …
‘Brutal and despairing’ – Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster’s drummer Alex Rainbow talks about their comeback album
On 17th July 2015, CT writer Gem Caley ventured into deepest darkest Islington to see post-proggers Sumer play, and to badger the band about their upcoming gig with Opensight and Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster. The following article is based on a delightfully meandering conversation held in the children’s playground opposite the venue.
Our writer James sat down with Rumour Cubes ahead of their headline show at The Facemelter this Friday at The Black Heart, and found out more about the diverse minds that have come together to make something new and special.
We’ve been neglecting you fans of brutal groove and tech metal at The Facemelter lately, so here’s a lineup of some absolute beasts from all over the country.
More accomplished musicians have a loud argument about what ‘jazz’ even means these days.
After their mesmerising performance at Café Oto as part of our 5 Years Of Chaos celebrations in February, we can not wait to share the latest tour from Danielle de Picciotto (Crime & The City Solution) and Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten), this time from the heights of The Hackney Attic. We also present the new solo project from Thomas Ragsdale (Ghosting Season, worriedaboutsatan). £14 advance …
More energetic post-rock, with Vasa and Mountains Under Oceans heading down from Glasgow, and rising stars Lost In The Riots headlining.
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