Grouper presents ‘Violet Replacement’


Grouper unveils a haunting new performance entitled ‘Violet Replacement’ comprised of tape loops, field recordings and submerged atmospherics presented in a set of naturally resonant and specially customised locations.
Grouper is a recording and performing project by Liz Harris. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Since 2005 she has released a flow of LPs, CDRs and tapes into the world on labels like Type, Room40 and her own Yellow Electric imprint.
Grouper’s live shows are rare occurrences and are always in tune with the architecture and acoustics of a space. For this tour she performs a new collection of tape collages derived from a commission for New York’s Issue Project Room. Field recordings, Wurlitzer loops and vocal tracks from her archives are mixed, spliced and processed live from an array of dictaphones and tape players.


Diamond Catalog

“NNA is proud to present the debut LP by Diamond Catalog, the new duo of Lala Conchita and “Glamorous” Pat Maherr (Indignant Senility, Expressway Yo-Yo Dieting, and so on). This full-length is the definitive statement of Diamond Catalog’s concoction of cross-bred dance music and mutated, swirling noise bricolage. “Magnified Palette” seems to exist in five dimensions of sound, with factory-booming beats creating a mechanical-yet-organic framework for devious sonic chatter to wind its way through. Imagine the sound of a distant rave in the midst of a disorienting drug spell, wading your way through the infinity of your mind’s own dark matter.”  NNA Tapes


SWLLWS/Sian Macfarlane presents a new work exploring the Victorian séance, and its roots in the pain of the loss of loved ones.

An exploration of the world of the séance, popular in Victorian times, where spiritualism was at its height, this piece will incorporate family snaps, slides, and super 8 footage as well as found sounds.


Tickets to this show includes entrance to after party featuring:

Harry Dawes Trio:
Harry Dawes from Pram
Joe Welden from Juneau Brothers
Stuart Tonge from Papa November


plus BOYD/First Fold DJs playing an eclectic uptempo mix of the familiar and rare:
Pierre and Karlheinz
The Quite Good DJs


This event is part of Fierce Festival


Poster designed by Bethan McKnight



Josephine Foster and the Victor Herrero band


Josephine Foster


One of the most enigmatic, luminious  and enlightening American singers of her time sings Federico Garcia Lorca’s popular folk song collection “Las Canciones Populares Espanolas” with guitarist Victor Herroro and live band.


‘Anda Jaleo’ the recordings of these songs will be released in September by Fire Records. Live the band want to play suitable acoustic spaces. Josephine sings, dances a bit and play castanets with the band whom she describes as “a like a Andalusian jug band playing very energetic and animated music”. Taking their cue from Lorca and La Argentinita’s infectious 1931 recording of the songs, Josephine Foster and her partner Spanish musician Victor Herrero have arranged the poetically rich collection for their new acoustic band, formed while living in the Grenadine Sierra.  Anda Jaleo is the band’s live recording of “Las Canciones”; a visceral celebration of the persistance of popular anonymous song.



Swallows is Sian Macfarlane, hailing from the weirdest core of the Midlands and intent on harnessing the hum of the trees and the rattle of electric pylons. She uses samples creeping alongside a heady mix of harmonium, mandolin, and keyboards, weaving simple spells with folk elements and abstract instrumentation, often accompanied by some extra dissonance and her ghostly vocal.



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