Saturday 19 August 2017, 7.30pm

Housewives (album launch) + Merlin Nova + Ben Vince + Tomaga DJs

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 makes music purely with the saxophone, creating a collage of melodies, textures and rhythms, twisted and pitched, expanding the sound palette whilst stretching the formula with improvised live sets. His debut album 'Monuments' was released in Spring 2017.

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.

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.