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After a decade as lead singer of experimental rock band Electrelane Verity Susman’s solo project (facebook.com/veritysusman) probes new territory. Using music, visuals and text, her live shows create a world of psychedelic alienation, embracing the subversive possibilities of awkwardness. Often appearing in drag, her saxophone becomes an organ of musical and gender performance, confronting audiences with a queer female masculinity that is at once serious, humorous, angry and uncomfortable. At times ironic, often passionate and full of joyous heartbreak, Verity takes the audience into a collage of exploratory soundscapes, woven through surreal reconstructions of lesbian pulp romance novels and sci-fi slash fiction tales.
TOM RICHARDS has been walking the line between sonic art, sculpture and music since graduating with a MA in Fine Art from Chelsea in 2004. In the last few years Richards has developed his own idiosyncratic modular electronic music system, with which he creates slowly evolving and heavily textured polyrhythmic improvisations. His individual approach and reduced palette lead to a taught, rhythmically focused sonic experience.
Plus Jehnny and Faye from SAVAGES will be playing records.