Saturday 19 August 2017, 7.30pm

Housewives (album launch) + Merlin Nova + Ben Vince & Rupert Clervaux + Zeta + Tomaga DJs

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Housewives are a London based experimental four piece creating music which lies on the boundary between noise and sound. Their austere, rhythmically charged music has a distinctively cold, minimalist edge; abrasive guitars blend with droning bass lines and propulsive, relentless drums. Their live approach is anti-performance, using a stark and minimal aesthetic coupled with intense and powerful compositions. Often using home made instruments, they explore unique sonic textures creating a challenging progressive sound. On 17th August Housewives release a new album on Rocket Recordings.

Ben Vince and Rupert Clervaux perform an improvised set with saxophone and drums in an extension of their recent studio work together. Whilst Vince has released 2 albums thus far, he has DJ'ed and played live twice at OTO in the last year and is involved in live projects with Charles Hayward, Housewives & Coby Sey. Rupert is a producer as well as a percussionist, and has been on the scene much longer, known to collaborate with Beatrice Dillon & Alexis Taylor.

Merlin Nova collages voice, synthesizer, violin, field recording and other instruments into an intoxicating music that encompasses abrasion and reverie and everything in between. She has been performing as part of This is Not This Heat during 2017 as well as playing in Dataquack alongside Charles Hayward and Ben Vince.

Zeta (ζ) is a London-based musician blending electronic pop melodies with experimental rhythms, tunings and textures. Zeta makes visuals for his live sets and runs a night of non-narrative film and audiovisual performances. 

As well as their coruscating live shows Tomaga are a self-styled radio station devoted to otherness and sonic negativity. They regular DJ sets for NTS and others.