With live music from the highlands, the middle-lands and the overseas-lands… we return home to The Edge, with our hosts Friction Arts, for the first Club Integral Midlands Branch of 2019! Tickets are a fiver in advance, available to buy now, or six on the door. Delicious South African nosh will be on sale from Ubuntu Bakery & Foods.
Looking forward to avantgarde lo-fi experimental art pop poetry from Raiments, a Berlin-based avant garde musical collective, brainchild of lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mano Camatsos. Mano’s unorthodox electric guitar style is inspired by hip hop, ethnological recordings and contemporary classical music. His abstract lyrics meet an ever rotating procession of strings, woodwinds, brass and electronics with a pleasing groove.
Also joining us is the wonderful psychedelic noise dream pop drone songstress bell lungs. An experimental vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Scotland, she responds to and reflects the fractured world we live in. Her performances incorporate mellotron swirls, shrieks and whoops, layered harmonies, baroque pop feels, drone, field recordings and noisebox mayhem. Bell Lungs creates meditative journeys through sound, centred around a voice David Keenan deemed “elemental” in The Wire.
Very excited to welcome back The Nature Centre, who sit somewhere between punk, folk, prog, and The Bull Ring. The band plays three-minute pop songs, stuffed with ideas like a suitcase packed too late. The members are Beth, Bird, Hamish and Oli, and between them they play guitar, clarinet, banjo, drums, saxophone and coffee cup.
And for the first time at CIMB we welcome DJ Rome, co-organiser of Moseley Record Fair and DJ at Moseley Folk Festival who will be digging into his box of leftfield tunes to keep toes tapping and heads bobbing.