Thursday sees Fieldhead, Shape Worship, D. Glare and you at Paper Dress Vintage.
We're heading out for a few days of live fun in the UK and Netherlands in February. More info below and at www.fieldheadmusic.com.
22.02 - Fieldhead/ Shape Wors...hip/ D. Glare at Paper Dress Vintage, London, UK
23.02 - Uncloud Festival | EKKO, Utrecht, NL
24.02 - Fluister: Volkoren Label Tour | Bibelot Dordrecht, NL
25.02 - Fieldhead + Kinbrae, The Glad Cafe, Glasgow, UK
Well, its been a while.
Be Prepared is back to celebrate its 10.4 year anniversary with an evening of delicious electronica. We're delighted to present Fieldhead whose Home Assembly album 'We've all been Swimming' was one of the highlights of last year. It'll be their first London show in four years. You may have seen them supporting Loscil a while back.
We're also super excited about Shape Worship playing for us. His 'A City Remembrancer' album from a couple of years back ...was ace. Like us, he's not played a gig in a few, so a rare chance to watch him and a first chance to see some new material.
Tickets are here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/426556
Be Prepared for:
Fieldhead: Paul Elam has been making beautiful ambient music, enhanced by Elaine Reynolds' violin playing, across several albums and many countries. Fieldhead’s recent ‘We’ve all been swimming’ is exceptional though- immersive and cinematic. This is their first London show in four years.
“...a concise and inspired attempt to reduce electronica down to the things that matter, with a narrative and sense of longing pervading the album reminiscent of Clark or Bo...ards of Canada.” Boomkat
“...recalls the musics of Colin Stetson and Philip Glass, though the emergence of a booming techno pulse points the material in a clubbier direction…" Textura
Shape Worship: investigates the human cost of destruction and development in London through a woozy electronica prism. Its as if the Ghost Box roster moved to the city and took a darker turn.
"[Album a City Remembrancer]… layers field recordings, speech samples and rhythms from the UK hardcore continuum into one inscrutable tapestry. It's among the year's densest, most arresting experimental records.” Resident Advisor
D. Glare: half of DIY Leeds' bangerz Chrononautz, over three releases D. Glare has been pushing different limits of psychedelic techno. His double tape on Opal Tapes is relentless, his new tape on Zona Watusa is restrained and tense. Hell yes.
"D Glare... offers up a relentless attack on the senses and little reprieve.” The Queitus
Paper Dress Vintage, 352a Mare Street, London E8 1HR
£6 in advance / £7 on the door
One of our favourite artists, Petrels, is launching his excellent new record with a show at Cafe Oto on Thursday. Treat yourself: https://www.facebook.com/events/1648078635508540/
We are all really sorry to hear about the death of Chris Tenz. Be Prepared put him on three times over the last couple of years and we remain big fans of his music. He clearly had some serious problems, but he certainly didn't lack for friends who tried to help him despite incredibly painful circumstances. In his last week Chris spoke with the Samaritans. If you feel like donating to help people who find themselves feeling like they're in a similarly hopeless situation you can do so here: http://www.samaritans.org/support-us/donate-online
Thanks to everyone who came down on Friday, to the acts who played, and to those who helped out spreading the word and on the night at the venue. Here's a rather nice write up of the event, via Fluid Radio: http://www.fluid-radio.co.uk/…/loscil-schneider-kacirek-jo…/
Stage times tonight:
Schneider Kacirek 8:30pm
John McEntire 9:15pm...
Be Prepared mix between artists
Tickets are available for a couple of hours at £15: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/329515
Tickets on the door will be £17.
Exclusive first listen to solo material from John McEntire ahead of his show at St John at Hackney on the 20/11/15 with Loscil and Schneider Kacirek.
This Friday! Loscil returns to London to play St John At Hackney Gigs. Support comes from John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake) and Schneider Kacirek (ex-Kreidler and To Rococo Rot).Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/329515
Next week! Loscil returns to London to play St John At Hackney Gigs. Support comes from John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake) and Schneider Kacirek (ex-Kreidler and To Rococo Rot).Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/329515