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 …

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.

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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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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.

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.

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…

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13th October | Yowie (UK exclusive) + MNHM + Vasa

A huge extravaganza of talent in a UK exclusive event, as three internationally renowned bands descend upon London in a flurry of math rock, prog, psychedelia, noise and jazz at The Brewhouse in Hackney.

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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.

7 Years Of Chaos: afterparty with The Monolith guest DJ

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.

Seb’s and Kunal’s best of 2016

Seb and Kunal decided to list their top five albums and gigs of the year, like the music geeks that they are. Read below for the whos and whys.

Cosmic Roundup: Kunal talks to Rich Collins of Cosmic Carnage

Our events organiser Kunal got interviewed by fellow promoter Rich Collins of Cosmic Carnage, as part of his Cosmic Roundup series for Echoes And Dust.

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3rd February | The Facemelter 7 Years Of Chaos Special: Harbinger, Core Of iO, Masiro

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!

Father Murphy: the sound of Catholic guilt

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.

Loss and Love: Muscle and Marrow’s journey

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.

Tolerance Manoeuvre open for Father Murphy/Muscle and Marrow

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.

29th October | The Jazz Market: Vels Trio, Adam Betts (TTT), Sneaky (Fingathing)

A serious display of talent from musicians who fuse their traditional training with technology to create modern masterpieces (aka rhythm gurus produce certified bangers).

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’.

24th September | Father Murphy, Muscle and Marrow, Tolerance Manoeuvre

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.

22nd September | Bitch ‘n’ Monk album launch, Survival Skills (Chris Sharkey), Peter Ehwald

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’.