Wednesday 17 July 2024, 7.30pm

Photo by Lewis Hayward

Daniel O'Sullivan + The No Show + Elephant House + DJ sets by Rose Keeler Schaffeler and Panni Simai

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DOS celebrates the release of two new artefacts 'The Shell Is A Cell' - a book of visual ephemera published by Timeless Editions conflating collages, paintings, photographs, automatic drawings, poems and journals, and new LP 'The Pastoral Machine' composed for the Sonoton Music Library and released on vinyl by VHF. Playing mostly new and unpublished material, DOS will be joined by friends Caius Williams and Rose Keeler Schaffeler.

Daniel O’Sullivan

"The music of Daniel O'Sullivan plays like a haunted jukebox." - Wire

"A multi-dimensional artist that successfully soundtracks our profoundly confusing 21st century" - Prog

"O'Sullivan's dreampop mantras casually open up portals into other dimensions" - Uncut

Daniel O'Sullivan is a composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer living and working in London and has been contributing a vibrant, chameleonic brew to the experimental music landscape since the late 1990's. He has achieved international acclaim writing, recording and performing with a myriad of groups including Ulver, Sunn O))), Grumbling Fur, Guapo, Miasma & The Carousel Of Headless Horses, Miracle, Æthenor and This Is Not This Heat. He has composed several sound works for film and installation and has composed several titles for the legendary KPM music library.

DOS collages a wide range of musical disciplines and has collaborated with a number of artists including several live performances and recordings with 'continuous music' pioneer Charlemagne Palestine and large scale surround sound/AV installations with Turner prize-nominee Mark Titchner. As well as playing and recording several albums with Norwegian experimental metal group Ulver and occasionally donning the robe with Sunn O))), O'Sullivan has been at the core of the wildly successful reincarnation of This Heat as a live entity.

Whether solo or in his varied collaborative projects, O’Sullivan’s work is strikingly dense and allusive, alive with enticing sonic diversions, hypnotic syncopation and highly ornamented song-craft. Both lyrically and within the intricately knitted arrangements, traditional forms are reshaped into transcendent pocket symphonies. Both intimate and alien, archetypal and atypical, joyous and melancholic, the aperture of O’Sullivan’s music is wide open and light streams in.

The No Show

Led by brothers Louis and Harry Stevenson Miller, The No Show is a phenomenally well kept secret, but perhaps not for long. While running an esoteric bookshop ‘Anywhere Out Of The World’ in the Manchester’s Northern Quarter, publishing small runs of curated poetry and hosting tea ceremonies, The No Show make finely spun and deeply spacious music. Viewing the most elemental, fibrous and filigree aspects of silver age pop through the lens of archaic dramatic tradition. Impossible to classify but perhaps Alasdair Galbraith, Elodie/Mirror, early Velvets and Elvis are the closest antecedents. 

Elephant House

'Elephant House are an intriguing duo consisting of Shenggy Shen on percussion and Christos Fanaras on keyboards. Droning, fizzing and bubbling analogue synths weave around propulsive drum patterns which build into an ecstatic tension.' - Record Collector

Elephant House is a London-based baroque 'n' roll duo, featuring Shenggy Shen on drums and Christos Fanaras on synths. Since their inception in 2013, they have been a vibrant part of the London underground music scene. They have released two LPs on Adaadat Records: Pony Ride (2017) and Chollima (2019).

Shenggy Shen is the former drummer with China's first all-female punk band Hang on the Box. She is also a former member of the avant-duo White with Zhang Shou Wang from Carsick Cars whose self-titled debut was produced by Blixa Bargeld. Her solo music has also been released on Noise Joy and Little Sound. Her most recent work, Parallel Weaving, is an "in distance" collaboration with Beijing-based artist Sheng Jie, created during the lockdown and released on WV Sorcerer Productions in 2022.

Christos Fanaras follows in the Greek lineage of ambient pioneers, like Vangelis and Iasos only with an emphasis on deep dark brooding soundscapes and space-age melancholia. He has released music on his own imprint Down Is Up sometimes under the moniker Jack Shirt. Alongside M.K. Hauser, Christos is one half of the project Masters both having previously played together in the band Agaskodo Teliverek.