Ben Pritchard & Sholto Dobie are joined by Ashley Paul and Otto Willberg, their first performance with this expanded line-up.
Ben Pritchard & Sholto Dobie's music for guitar, voice and percussion brings together acoustic experimentation with melodic song-like structures, drawing out moments of obscurity, fragility and tension. They have performed live throughout the UK and Europe and 'Live at Cafe Oto' the duos debut release on Wagtail is out this winter. Ben Pritchard released 'A Drawn Out Line' on Wagtail and plays in the Ashley Paul ensemble. Sholto Dobie has released music with Alvaro Daguer on Cosmovisión registros andinos and OtoRoku, and collaborates with Lia Mazzari. He also runs the long-standing event series Muckle Mouth.
"Nails placed between strings disrupt playing, while moments of singing are sporadic and hoarse. Emphasising fret buzz, the two guitarists are attuned to creating fragmented textural effects rather than melodies"
The Wire, Feb 2018
Ben Pritchard and Sholto Dobie - At Cafe Oto Forthcoming release on Wagtail, out late 2018