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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!

Facemelter: Sudden Burst of Colour

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.

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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.

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 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.

Math rock DJ set

Our gig booker Kunal has started having a go at making DJ sets.

Here’s his fourth one, featuring tracks by Alpha Male Tea Party, Bloody Mammals, Codices, Flies Are Spies From Hell, Lost In The Riots, Masiro, Mouse On The Keys, Only Echoes Remain, Poly-Math, Sannhet, The Physics House Band and Valerian Swing.

Chad Murray enters the coven of the Space Witch

I have to admit that I’d never heard of Space Witch before seeing that they were playing a show with Chaos Theory; they’re very fucking good. I wouldn’t completely lock them into the doom metal bracket but, if you’ve not heard them, they’re definitely very, very bong-friendly.

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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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6th October | The Facemelter: Thumpermonkey ‘Electricity’ EP launch, The Fierce & The Dead, Ham Legion

The merry band of loony prog heroes that is Thumpermonkey returns to greet us with a brand new EP at The Black Heart, and we welcome them with open arms! Joined by internationally acclaimed prog legends The Fierce & The Dead, and Brighton-based newcomers Ham Legion.

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7th July | The Facemelter: KHOST (album launch), Harrowed, VOID

A night of dark, industrial, hardcore and experimental metal, tipping us over the edge into unfathomable grimness at The Black Heart in Camden.

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5th May | The Facemelter: Lost In The Riots, Los Padres, Codices

Joyous math rock meets seamless prog at The Black Heart in Camden.

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.

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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!

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’.

3rd July | Chaos Theory DJ with THUMPERMONKEY Guest DJ at BrewDog Shoreditch – Free entry

We’ve teamed up with the forward-thinking management at BrewDog Bar Shoreditch, to bring you a monthly free-entry music night in their brand spanking new basement. With guest DJ Mike Woodman of Thumpermonkey.

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’.

6th May | The Facemelter: Bear Makes Ninja (album tour), Memory Of Elephants, Lambhorn

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’.

22nd April | The Display Team (‘Shifts’ album launch), Thumpermonkey, A Formal Horse

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’.

2nd April | The Facemelter late special at OBL: Poly-Math, Theo, evillookingbird (Be) – FREE ENTRY

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

Interview: Ivan and Genia of Opensight on Italian cinema and hidden influences

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 …

3rd July | The Facemelter: Shiver, The Fierce And The Dead, Alex’s Hand

A night of insane math rock, prog, jazzcore and experimental riffs from some of Europe’s finest.