Mexican psych duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete release a new single in April to coincide with their forthcoming tour.
‘The Sound Of All Things’ is taken from last year’s acclaimed fourth album, ‘Balance’. It’s the long song where lapping, ambient beauty gives way to a stormy sea of psych-rock, like Moon Duo tripping out with The Orb. According to the band, it’s all inspired by John Cage and the ocean near their home in Ensenada, Baja California. It comes backed with a brand new remix by the wonderful Russian band Gnoomes, who have turned it into an electro-psych monster. The remix was recently premiered on the Clash website and can be heard below.
The single will be available digitally from April 1. It will also be available on a limited-edition red vinyl 7″ which will be available on the Sonic Cathedral stall at the Independent Label Market on the same day, then from the band’s merch stall at their UK shows. Any remaining copies will be sold in the Sonic Cathedral Shop.
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete play the following shows:
23/03/17 – CH – Thun – Cafe Bar Mokka
24/03/17 – CH – St Gallen – Palace
25/03/17 – DE – Esslingen – Komma
26/03/17 – DE – Leipzig – Akko Bar
27/03/17 – AT – Vienna – dasBACH
28/03/17 – DE – Berlin – Bi Nuu
29/03/17 – DE – Frankfurt – Dreikönigskeller
01/04/17 – ES – Oriheula – La Gramola
03/04/17 – FR – Marseille – Le Molotov
04/04/17 – FR – Lyon – Sonic
05/04/17 – FR – Paris – Supersonic
06/04/17 – UK – London – The Brewhouse – Tickets
07/04/17 – UK – Falmouth – Beerwolf Books – Tickets
08/04/17 – UK – Manchester – Aatma – Tickets
09/04/17 – UK – Brighton – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – Tickets
XAM Duo play their first show of 2017 next weekend in Folkestone.
The duo of Hookworms’ Matthew Benn and Deadwall’s Christopher Duffin, whose self-titled debut album was released in November last year to great acclaim, will play the Quarterhouse venue in the Kent seaside town on Saturday (February 4) as part of this year’s Profound Sound festival, which has been put together by Folkestone Fringe and our friends at Hot Salvation. XAM Duo play alongside Cowtown and Virginia Wing. Also appearing at the festival, which takes place from Friday to Sunday, are Cosmic Thoughts and Leafcutter John.
There are also a number of other events and activities across the weekend, including XAM Duo’s Modular Synth Workshop, which takes place in the Quarterhouse bar from 11am on Sunday, February 5. You can join Matthew and Christopher and learn how to build up a patch from scratch.
The full line-up of performances and events, plus timings and venue information can be found in a downloadable programme here.
Tickets are just £27 for a weekend pass, £10 per day or £5 per event and can be bought here. Under 23s are free.
We will be attempting to run a record stall while also playing some tunes at the O2 Forum Kentish Town on Saturday (January 28) as part of the Club The Mammoth All-Dayer, which sees live sets from The Fall, Hookworms, Girl Band and many more.
Doors open at 4pm for the label market, which features stalls from Alcopop, Dirty Bingo, Fuzz Club Records and Mute as well as our good selves. If you’re hungry, then Dirty Burger’s van will be parked up right outside the venue.
XAM Duo – the new outfit formed by Matthew Benn of Hookworms and Christopher Duffin of Deadwall – will launch their debut album with a special show at the Total Refreshment Centre in London on Saturday, November 5. They will be joined for a night of indoor aural fireworks by a very special secret guest and also London-based experimentalist Moon Gangs. Doors open at 7pm, the live music finishes at 11pm and there will be DJs until 1am.
XAM Duo will also play a number of dates supporting The Early Years towards the end of November, plus hometown shows supporting Anna Meredith and Sealings. Here’s a full list:
October 14 – Leeds – Wharf Chambers (with Sealings)
November 1 – Leeds – Belgrave Music Hall (with Anna Meredith)
November 5 – London – Total Refreshment Centre (album launch)
November 24 – Leeds – Wharf Chambers (with The Early Years)
November 25 – Manchester – Aatma (with The Early Years)
November 26 – Newcastle – Cumberland Arms (with The Early Years)
‘XAM Duo’ is out on November 4. Its six tracks of improvised ambient beauty are both meditative and peaceful. It is astral jazz with an experimental kosmische undercurrent; modular synths meet saxophones; Cluster meets Terry Riley; Laurie Spiegel meets Pharoah Sanders; Ohr meets Impulse!. A warm, immersive and downright musical record, it rewards repeat listens. Watch the video for the edited version of ‘I Extend My Arms’: