Report: Cardiff Psych & Noise Fest

Words: Ben Woolhead Curse real life for conspiring to prevent me from immersing myself in the Cardiff Psych & Noise Fest from the start, thereby denying the opportunity to see USA Nails, Welsh-language doomsters Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard and a long-awaited set from missing-in-action eccentrics Islet (among others). So when its final day rolls around,…

Report: Sea Change IV

Words/Photos: Soundart Radio Ostensibly, not much happens in Totnes anymore. Barely 25’000 people, rural as. Culturally, little bits here and there, but since the loss of its local arts college, and the hundreds of young artists that left with it, a hole appeared. For some, the feeling is not so much gentrifying, as atrophying… Sea…

Tectonics Glasgow 2019 Report

Words/Photos: cowsarejustfood tectonics is one of those strangely liminal festivals, always between and around, neither one thing nor another. sliding drily between boundaries, rubbing fingertips round porous edges, teasing those permeable holes where sound / noise / composition leak and fragment and fracture. where, (if performance peaks (in all senses of the word)) we either…

Big Ears 2019 Recap: Dragnet Girl Soundtrack by Coupler

Founded in 2011 by Lambchop veteran Ryan Norris, Coupler’s core is Norris along with Rodrigo Avendaño and drummer Rollum Haas. At its root, the Nashville-meets-Chicago trio is an exercise in mutual cooperation and an exploration of the intersections of man and machine, live and recorded, composed and improvised, stasis and flux. Coupler’s music has always…

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