Barn Owl + Grumbling Fur + Ex Easter Island Head


Barn Owl always present a powerful and immersive experience in their live shows.  Frequently playing in front of modified super 8 footage, the twin guitars of Evan Caminiti and Jon Porras intertwine instinctively, equal parts slow-burning twang and spaced-out feedback drone. Having performed at Supersonic in 2010 and 2011, we are very pleased to invite Barn Owl back, this time in the stunning setting of St Paul’s church.

Grumbling Fur is Alexander Tucker and Daniel O’Sullivan (Ulver, Miasma and The Carousel of Headless Horses, Guapo, Mothlite), who together concoct a potent brew of doomy psychedelia, interspersed with blissful krautrock, all the more striking when pulsing rhythms and haunting melodies emerge. With releases on cult labels Aurora Borealis and an acclaimed Latitude Session for Southern Records, the duo have a new album poised for release in 2013.

Ex Easter Island Head are a Liverpool-based ensemble composing and performing music for solid bodied electric guitar, percussion and other instruments. Performing as a duo, trio, quartet and in a variety of large ensemble lineups, Ex-Easter Island Head make music that utilises repetition, droning amplified strings and extended guitar techniques that is frequently compared to the likes of Steve Reich, Rhys Chatham and Brian Eno. In 2013 they will release their third record, Mallet Guitars Three, on Low Point records.

Barn Owl live at Supersonic Festival 2011:

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Esmerine + Adam Beckley


A very special show in a beautiful location – St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter area of Birmingham.


Esmerine was co-founded ten years ago by percussionist Bruce Cawdron (Godpseed You! Black Emperor) and cellist Rebecca Foon (Thee Silver Mt. Zion) soon after the duo met while recording the first Set Fire To Flames record, Sings Reign Rebuilder (2001) at the old brothel at 10 rue Ontario Est in Montreal. Esmerine has since released two critically-acclaimed albums of modern chamber music, If Only a Sweet Surrender to the Nights to Come Be True (2003) and Aurora (2005) that have one foot in the new music/experimental terrain of contemporaries like Rachel’s or Town And Country and the other in the more visceral and lyrical landscape populated by the likes of Dirty Three (and GY!BE themselves).

Esmerine recorded its third album La Lechuza in 2010.


Hailing from Stourbridge near Birmingham, Adam Beckley uses field recordings and looped samples to create textures of sound, sometimes hypnotic noise, other times dreamy soundscapes.
Adam has released two tapes. The first called ‘Revere’ through the label ‘Carnage Club’. The second and most recent release is a split tape with Los Angeles based musician Beru. This was put out on Adam’s own tape label ‘Armed Within Movement’ and is the first release for the label. You can listen to both these releases on the links below.


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