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  

16th November | Jessica Moss (Canada) + Jungfrau + VÄLVĒ

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. …

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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.

Chaos Theory radio show 26/09/17

Hosts Dorota Sagui play us the music that she illustrates to and Kunal plays more fantastic music from around the world.

Chaos Theory radio show 29/08/17

Stream the latest Chaos Theory radio show below, first broadcast on 29th August 2017 on 199radio, as Kunal goes on a wayward musical journey.

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28th September | Whispers & Hurricanes: Fear Of The Forest, Hazel Iris, Yvonne McDonnell

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 …

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9th March | Whispers & Hurricanes: Danielle De Picciotto & Alexander Hacke, Jo Quail

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.

Dark experimental, folk and acoustic DJ set

Our events organiser Kunal has started having a go at making DJ sets.

Here’s his second one, featuring tracks by Jarboe & Helen Money, Muscle and Marrow, Mishaped Pearls, Kat May, Bitter Ruin, Leah Kardos, Roxanne De Bastion, Anna Von Hausswolff, Portishead, Eels and Thom Yorke.

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!

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’.

26th March | Whispers & Hurricanes: MADAM (single launch), Kat May, RobinPlaysChords

The third edition of our new regular night for fans of the down-tempo side of alternative music, with a single launch from MADAM.

20th November | Whispers & Hurricanes: Raf and O, ArHai, Lucy Claire

After a wonderful launch in September, our newest night is back with inspired musicians, who fuse traditional sounds with groundbreaking techniques.

11th September | Whispers & Hurricanes: Mishaped Pearls, Seventh Harmonic, TEYR

We’re launching a new regular night! The first edition of Whispers & Hurricanes brings you world music, contemporary folk and neoclassical sounds.

Celebrate with these breathtaking musicians.

4th July | Chaos Theory curates the Northern Stage at Unsigned London Festival

We’re curating the Northern Stage of Unsigned London Festival on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Shoreditch Park.

And it’s free! Just register for a free ticket for a great two-day event celebrating local unsigned music.

Read below about our choices for the Folk & Jazz stage between 3 and 6pm on Saturday 4th July.

Irish roots and London soul: An interview with Yvonne

As a general habit, leaving one of London’s most promising rising songwriting stars waiting for half an hour at Camden tube station is not advisable. Genius has not time to waste, right? It is even worse that it happened to be the very start of autumn and the darkening city skies had begun their creeping gloom almost overnight, and the winds were starting beat a brave roar through the early evening market. But that’s what I did. Yvonne, who is launching at her soul-folk EP at The Gallery Café this Saturday, was left hanging around waiting for this douchebag of …

Patchwork Natives – math rock and prog jazz fusion. From folk musicians.

When journalist and folk musician James Black watched Patchwork Natives at The Facemelter in July, only he could have spotted the guitar technique that made him suspect their folk origins. A chat outside helped to clear up exactly where their sound comes from. ———————————- The first thing that strikes you about Patchwork Natives is the freshness of their sound. The music is strident and alive, and though this Brighton trio have been together for a year and half, they sound brand new, as if they stumbled across their sound only yesterday. Their curiousness and sense of discovery is an infectious …