@ The Grosvenor
17 Sydney Road
London SW 0TP
Freeze Puppy, Foxout! Snailhorn, and Steve Greekshire. Plus the visual stylings of Rucksack Cinema.
Freeze Puppy is an experimental pop project that combines composer Tom Wilson’s love of classic songwriting with a sonically adventurous palette. In this guise Wilson has released four albums, the most recent of which, Animation, was put out on Pickled Egg Records, and was selected by Peter Brewis of Field Music as one of his favourite albums of the decade. He has also gigged extensively, appearing at venues such as the Whitechapel Gallery (London), the Arnolfini (Bristol) and the Colchester Arts Centre
Foxout! is the new collaborative electro-acoustic folk project of Jeremy Young (szilárd) and Daniel Merrill (of Dead Rat Orchestra). Melodic structures and repeated rhythmic cycles borrowing largely from a Celtic tradition are infused with free improvisation both instrumentally and via analog sound manipulations. Guitar, violin, reel-to-reel tape loops, objects and harmonium tubes (which have been ripped out of the body of a harmonium organ). Coming to a back alley near you in April 2013.
Snailhorn is a new group put together by Marcel Stoetzler, darkly charismatic singer for the seminal avant-rock band Glassglue. Collaborating with guitarist Simon King (Homelife, Orchestre Murphy, Sound of the Sun), legendary singer and multi-instrumentalist Karl Blake (Lemon Kittens, Shock Headed Peters, British Racing Green etc) on bass duties, and drummer Ravi Low-Beer (Glassglue, Frankenstien’s Baby, Pashana Bedhi), the band have been working on Stoetzler’s songs, organically constructing an extraordinary and utterly original sound built around Stoetzler’s sodium amytal lyrics, the jab of Blake’s bass, King’s shot-away rock riffs and melodic lead parts, and Low-Beer’s off-kilter deconstructed grooves.
DJ Jules Webbcore
Club Integral DJ Jules Webbcore has a long history in underground British music, going back to 1978 when he formed avant-garde pop group English Subtitles, who released two singles and an album on Small Wonders Records. In ’81 he formed seven piece punk jazz band Gorp who released an album and a short ﬁlm, and in ’84 founded Fever Records, releasing records by My Bloody Valentine, Edward Barton and Gasrattle among others. He went on to form Kill Ugly Pop who made it onto the front cover of Sounds and featured high in the Independent Video Charts with a trashy video shot in the old Synagogue in Brixton. He subsequently became a member of Gasrattle, playing guitar and saxophone, at the same time as touring Europe with Kill Ugly Pop alongside Bongwater. He started Grimetime with his friend Shend (Cravats) and released two singles and an album on Kill City Records. He then joined trash rockabilly band Naked Ruby on guitar, who released an album Nothin’ But Dirty Lowdown Trash on Go Baby Go Records. Jules set up South London Slags at The Ritzy, Brixton, putting on film and live music, and has been a regular DJ for Kroon Kat Lounge, Go Baby and Nasty Grind playing obscure lounge, R’n'B, Soul, ska, garage punk and rock and roll. He is a resident Club Integral DJ alongside Chris Cornetto and Karina Townsend, where he plays a heady mix of avant-garde progressive rock, wild exotica, soundtracks, weird jazz and obscure library music.
Rucksack Cinema a.k.a. Jaime Rory Lucy has been supplying delirious, innovative live video imagery for Club Integral and other events since 2007. His astonishing and almost preternatural ability to mix imagery with what is happening on stage as well as creating strange and wonderful atmospheres throughout a room has made him an intrinsic part of any Club Integral event. Jaime had a long history working in the music industry as a tour manager for many groups of notoriety throughout the eighties and nineties, before retiring from the road to become an East End flaneur art fag par excellence. He has worked in venues as various as Whitechapel Gallery, Hackney Empire and Cafe Oto with artists as diverse as Fred Frith, Spaceheads, Graham Massey and Eugene Chadbourne. He has recorded videos for many artists, most recently for Orchestre Murphy for their nomination in 2010 for the Art Foundation Music Awards. In his spare time he has also been known to add his bass profundo to a punk choir active on the east London bohemian scene.