NAWR #40

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 19:00
BBC Hall
32 Alexadra Road, Swansea


Forging richly textured live sets which draw on free improvisation, ambient, avant dream pop, drone, noise and folk traditions, the musical landscape of Scottish raconteur Bell Lungs is often cinematic in scope, featuring electric violin, guitar, omnichord and a range of wild and wonderful noise toys, all wrapped around mesmerically shifting vocals. Bell Lungs has been permanently on the road for the past few years, performing widely across Europe and often collaborating with scientists, dancers, artists, poets and theatre-makers. Notable appearances include Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2019, Supernormal Festival 2019, Edinburgh Art Festival 2019, Swansea International Festival 2018, Fort Process 2018, and Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2018. Prepare to be transfixed.


Described as "the best songwriter you've never heard of" and "an ear-splitting, nerve-shredding experience," transgender vocal-terror from Townhill Truly Kaput started making music as part of the queercore and feminist DIY punk scenes of London in the early 00's. After playing with bands such as The Battys and Gender Fascist, Truly has since gone solo with their own brand of banjo-ukulele driven anti-folk. They are currently working on a new release titled Council House Classics.

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