Friday 20 December 2019, 7.30pm

Baba Yaga's Hut presents: The Utopia Strong

"A storming debut” – The Quietus

"The band’s pulsing krautrock and hazy synthwork should appeal to freaks of all stripes” – UNCUT

"An extraordinary marriage between celestial radiance and hallucinatory repetition” – Circuit Sweet

The overall sound was pretty accidental” reckons Kavus Torabi. “I certainly didn’t expect the music to sound so ecstatic and positive, Without wanting to puncture the mystery, there really felt like an element of magic at play in making this album. For the most part it was incredibly effortless”

“The band evolved from having had so much fun together and also sharing similar musical tastes” continues Steve Davis, “Mike (York) was living in Glastonbury where Kavus and I DJ’d in 2017. We all hung out together during the festival and the Utopia Strong was born. The name came later and I suppose reflects the fact that - once we’d jammed together and listened back to the improvising - the music felt pretty euphoric and otherworldly. It was very psychedelic but also strangely wonky” [more]