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Nocturne Folks: Machetes + Ed Blaney

Posted in Live events on May 17, 2009 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions present

Nocturne FolksFlyer 29 May

Machetes (CA)

Ed Blaney (ex-The Fall, Smith& Blaney) & Girl Peculiar

The Cellar Door Sound
plus a special Dj set by Roger O’Donnell (ex-The Cure)

Machetes (CA)
The first London date for four piece all girl band from Toronto Machetes!
The integrity and glamour of Machetes comes out in both the music and their show- it’s the love child conceived by a massive orgy of music that includes Siouxsie Sioux, Love and Rockets, Iggy Pop and Black Sabbath- and that’s just for starters. Influences range from art-rock to brit-pop, punk/post-punk to glam, each member contributing equally to the overall look and sound. Playing weekly to overcrowded underground clubs and attracting a diverse crowd of dedicated followers, their shows are a delicate blend of mayhem, beauty and aggression driven by powerfully delivered songs.

Ed Blaney (ex-The Fall, Smith & Blaney) & Girl Peculiar
Ed Blaney, sonically diverse singer/songwriter from Salford. Apart from having been a part of one of the UK’s most respected and prolific unsigned bands, Trigger Happy, Blaney managed and performed with The Fall between 1999-2004 in what is regarded by many as the group’s renaissance period. Blaney has recently been performing hugely acclaimed low-key gigs with Mark E Smith and will perform here with protegee Girl Peculiar. This is a rare chance to catch one of the UK’s more elusive talents in action.

The Cellar Door Sound
In the shape of 20 year old Daniel Cross who, along with various collaborators, inhabit a world of their own; echoing the vocal intensity of Robert Smith, the musical simplicity of Tyrannosaurus Rex, and the lyrical honesty of Syd Barrett. Recent BBC London Calling artist of the week they have been described as “more black treacle than pop by numbers”.

The Half Moon, 10 Half Moon Lane SE24

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Ship of Fools 10 May: Sieben + glassglue

Posted in 1 with tags , on May 2, 2009 by Kaparte

Ship of Fools 10 May: Sieben + glassglue

Tursa & Kaparte Promotions present
Ship of Fools Club

Sieben + glassglue
and a music selection by Dj Hornpipe

Bar & Co, Temple Pier
Victoria Embankment


Sieben is vocalist and violinist Matt Howden’s one-man show.
One voice, one violin, one simple loop-pedal. The songs are made live, layer upon layer of looped violin, beaten, plucked, bowed and thrashed! Matt has produced studio albums for various artists including The Mystery School and Sol Invictus; done string arrangements for artists such as The Walkabouts, Faith and the Muse, and L’Ame Immortelle; remixes for Emilie Autumn, Dope Stars and many more; music for film, television, dance companies, and art exhibitions; over 1,000 live appearances.

Support comes from glassglue.
London-Manchester based glassglue formed in 2004 and have regularly performed in venues in London, South-east England, Spain and Portugal and have played at the Subscuta festival in Barcelos, Portugal in 2006.
They have released a five-track demo cd in 2006 which received enthusiastic reviews, and launched their first official single ‘spiral stair / if i were the sky right now’ independently on Kaparte Records last year.

Doors 7.30pm – Music starts at 8pm
Tickets £7 on the door or £5 adv


Ship of Fools Club, a collaboration between Tursa and Kaparte Promotions.
Music on a boat in a central London location, only one minute from Temple tube station and right behind Somerset House.