CRACKLING VINYL celebrates its 3rd BIRTHDAY on
Tuesday, 4th & 11th November 2014 at Telford’s Warehouse, Chester.
To celebrate its 3rd birthday, Crackling Vinyl is putting on two nights of brilliant live music and superlative vinyl excellence at Telford’s Warehouse in Chester for the same price as its inaugural gig in November 2011 (a mere £4).
In the last 3 years, Crackling Vinyl has attracted a long list of phenomenal, critically acclaimed artists to Chester for the first time: Cate Le Bon, Sweet Baboo, H. Hawkline, Gulp, Georgia Ruth, Trwbador, The Gentle Good, Richard James, Sex Hands, Colorama, Zervas & Pepper et al.
These artists are now mainstays of the 6Music and national BBC playlists, have won notable awards (Georgia Ruth won last year’s Welsh Music Prize), gone on to release lauded albums and play the nation’s biggest festivals (Glastonbury, Green Man, Festival No. 6).
In short, Crackling Vinyl brings these artists to Chester at a very affordable price, early on in their ascent, on otherwise moribund Tuesday nights.
And this ethos continues on consecutive Tuesdays at the start of November.
On Tuesday, 4th. November 2014, Crackling Vinyl is proud to present R. Seiliog (Turnstile Records - home to Gruff Rhys / Cate Le Bon / Perfume Genius) and Spectralate (featuring legend of the Welsh underground, Alan Holmes).
On Tuesday, 11th. November 2014, Crackling Vinyl is proud to present Tender Prey (Bird Records - a subsidiary of Twisted Nerve / Finders Keepers) and Heavy Petting Zoo (Too Pure Records).
Tickets for both gigs are £4 in advance from the venue itself (01244 390090) / £4+ booking fee from SeeTickets.com, or £4 on the door.
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The ‘under the stairs’ record stall is provided by VOD Music from Mold, stocking a choice selection of new vinyl (including reissues).
More information on these events’ artists follows:
Tuesday 4th November:
1st Album ‘In Hz’ released 1st December 2014 on Turnstile
Originating from the pine coned hills of Peniel, North Wales, R.Seiliog is the alias of skewed musician / producer Robin Edwards. Following the warm analog psychedelia of 2012’s Shuffles EP, and 2013’s Doppler - a wide-eyed homage to Krautrock, prolific outsider Seiliog presents In Hz, an interconnected work of convoluted drone, pulses and Kosmische electronics that tap into woozy flashbacks of ’90s house, minimal techno and avant-garde.
Listen to and embed ‘Velcro For Vortex’, taken from the album, now:
Inspired by Pierre Schaeffer’s Solfège De L’Objet Sonore, alternative tunings and the alchemy of resonance. Could In Hz’s perplexing sonic tapestry be the outsider de-tuning to the primordial Om?
R.Seiliog has built a formidable reputation from live gigs across the country; he recently remixed the title track of Manic Street Preachers’ album Futurology at the band’s request. In a recent interview with the Quietus, Manics frontman James Dean Bradfield said 2013’s Doppler “really gave me inspiration when we were finishing Futurology… it’s just one of those records that I absolutely love.”
In Hz features: 1.Mt. Essa2.Velcro For Vortex3.Cymatic Modes4.Wow Signal5.Constellation Drip6.Peripheral Thermal (Left)7.Peripheral Thermal (Right)8.Inertia
Spectralate are Alan Holmes (Ectogram, Fflaps, The Serpents et al.) and Annie Pye.
Alan is one of the most highly regarded experimental music makers in Wales. Annie Pye is a refreshingly original songwriter whose preference for a Spanish guitar, played in her own inimitable style, is just one of the factors that sets her music apart.
Tuesday 11th November:
1st EP ‘The Tequila Work’ available now on Bird Records
Tender Prey, aka Laura Bryon, is a Cardiff based musician who mixes garage blues, 70’s girl group clangs and lo-fi grooves, to create pocket melodies to dance, drink and wrestle to. She self-released her debut EP ‘The Tequila Worm' via bandcamp in June 2014, which garnered her regional and national airplay and a Marc Riley 6Music session. She has recently supported Cate Le Bon and Sweet Baboo on tour and cut her teeth this summer with performances at Festival No 6 and Greenman. Her inaugural album ‘Organ Calzone' (recorded by Steve Black (Sweet Baboo) and features Emma Daman Thomas from Islet on drums) will be released on cult label Bird Records / Finders Keepers in 2015.
‘Tender Prey offer plenty of reverb and a dangerous, interesting new take on the blues. If you intend on having a switchblade flight during the course of the weekend, wait for her set to start to ensure correct musical accompaniment.’ - stereoboard.com
‘Ghostly, languorous balladry and a darkly gothic blues whose resplendent charms unfurl casually.’ - joycollective.co.uk
HEAVY PETTING ZOO
The lively Heavy Petting Zoo are Swansea’s own garage/surf rock group. The band, who all went to the same school as Dylan Thomas (although he was a few years above them), stormed SWN Festival in 2013 with a 9/10 rated set from the NME. This year they have come out with ‘Crash’ the hard hitting single on the esteemed Too Pure Singles Club, whilst a split single with The Joy Formidable is set for release later this year. Make sure you catch them live, where they’ve built up a reputation for their frenzied shows, including the bewildering and outlandish dancer Jon. Yes, they have a dancer.
”pretty cool… loads of interesting sounding musicians”
Cerys Matthews, 6Music
“a set of evenings dedicated to genuinely brilliant music.”
Ian Hughes, Daily Post
Crackling Vinyl began in November 2011 as an excuse for music enthusiasts, Adam Walton, Ben ‘Soundhog’ Hayes and Elin Bach to play their favourite records in their favourite music venue (Telford’s Warehouse, Chester) far away from the weekend madness of endless requests for the kind of R&B that wasn’t pressed on Chess Records.
Crackling Vinyl evolved to encompass live music. They would bring unique and acclaimed artists to Chester for the first time, at a very affordable price: a high quality watermark in a city keen to experience the best, upcoming touring artists.
Crackling Vinyl have DJ’d and compered the Walled Garden stage at Green Man Festival for the last 3 years.
Previous live guests at Crackling Vinyl have included: Silent Sleep, Dan Amor, Vera Van Heeringen, Sweet Baboo, Gallops, Paper Aeroplanes, Katell Keineg, Alun Tan Lan, Gulp, Zervas & Pepper, Euros Childs, Cate Le Bon, Laura J. Martin, Y Niwl, Colorama, Richard James, H. Hawkline, Mowbird, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Toy Horses, T.G. Elias, Georgia Ruth, Chris T-T, Sex Hands, Irma Vep, She Makes War, Sam Airey, Houdini Dax, The Gentle Good, Trwbador, Golden Fable, The Wellgreen, Pulco, Harry Keyworth, Greta Isaac, Atlas Twins, Jessica Ball, Sophie Ballamy, Bright Young People – a fascinating selection of artists who have graced Radio 1, 6Music, Radio 2 and Radio Wales.
Tue 4th November R. Seiliog / Spectralate
Tue 11th November Tender Prey / Heavy Petting Zoo
Tue 2nd December Golden Fable / The Great Outdoors