Booking offers (week 33)

Posted in Uncategorized on août 16, 2016 by debloque

Dear all,

Here are my offers this week:

Availability: Early 2017
Territory: Europe

Availlability: End of January early February 2017
Territory: Belgium

PRAED (Swiss/Lebanon)
Availability: Between 17th and 30th October + from 8th December onwards
Territory: Europe

RETOX (France)
Availability: 18th, 19th and 20th October
Territory: Belgium

Availability: from mid January onwards
Territory: Europe

Availability/ From June 2017 onwards
Territory: Europe

HULDRELOKKK (Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Availability: From 13th February onwards
Territory: Europe

Availability: January and June 2017
Territory: Belgium

Availability: From 15yh January 2017 onwards
Territory: Europe

Availability: From 7th October onwards
Territory: Europe

Bassist Bill Laswell and drummer Milford Graves have recorded a studio album, Space/Time Redemption, for the Finnish TUM label; it’s out now. (Get it from Amazon.) The disc contains five lengthy improvisations, and runs just over an hour. It’s not their first duo interaction; when Laswell curated a residency at John Zorn‘s performance space The Stone in 2014, the two men improvised together, and the results were released, as a single lengthy track, on the bassist’s MOD Technologies imprint. In the January 2015 issue of The Wire, I wrote, “Hearing [Laswell] paired with free drummer Milford Graves on the 40 minute ‘Back in No Time’ is like listening to two records at once. The two men rarely intersect—nobody’s gonna make Milford Graves play a groove—but hearing their individual meanderings in parallel produces a lot of magic.”

The Pop Group are a British band formed in Bristol in 1977.[1] Their output in the late 1970s, which drew on an iconoclastic range of sources across music, art, and politics, made them a pioneering post-punk act. In 2010, the band reunited, touring and recording for the first time in three decades.
Inspired by the energy of the punk rock movement but disillusioned by its musical conservatism, the group initially conceived of themselves as a funk outfit, drawing influence from black dance music, the avant-garde, and radical politics. Soon after forming, they began to gain notoriety for their incendiary live performances and were subsequently signed to Radar Records.

Sensational (born Colin Julius Bobb, October 18, 1974 in Guyana, South America) is a hip-hop performer from New York.
His style is considered unique and different. On his debut he was forced to use his headphone cans as a makeshift microphone, and used sounds from old analogue equipment and found sounds which were recorded and then looped.[2] His style is often about weed intake or sci-fi based themes. He is known more for his often eclectic collaboration work, having played with the likes of Cardopusher, Kid 606, Handsome Boy Modeling School, DJ Scotch Bonnet, Kouhei Matsunaga, and Spectre. Often quite prolific but known for brief spells of homelessness, it not known how much of Sensational’s discography there actually is, as he can often be found selling his music on the streets of New York.

There’s no denying that many of us love music that builds, peaks and explodes in an ecstatic chaotic frenzy. Whole genres of music are based around this concept. There’s something almost spiritual about this experience, it creates a physical reaction in the body, it’s cathartic and transcendent – it makes sense both musically and emotionally.
Swiss/ Lebanese outfit Praed are very much aware of the ecstatic moment, of the chaos, the frenzy, and the adrenalin of when the music coalesces and everything feels just right, despite the fact that it’s often became an almost indecipherable cacophony of noise. In fact they are so aware of it that they have elected to prolong this moment – for an entire album.

A brutal blend of three different substances, as conflicting as harsh noise, 70’s pop, crust punk and drone can be, Noyades’ music is a psychedelic trip to death. The all-instrumental French band especially focuses on creating and releasing tension through intense live shows.
After nearly two years of existence, they will release their next LP « Go Fast » on S.K Records (Fr) and Kandala Records (Taiwan).
They as well have performed numerous times with Acid Mothers Temple, Pop.1280, Hey Colossus, The Cosmic Dead, …  »

Yiannis Chaldoupis, clarinettist and vocalist, plays thetraditional music of Greece with a twist. He was born inParakalamos, a village in Pogoni, nestled in the mountains of Epirus in northwest Greece, not more than thirty kilometres from the Albanian border. The natural beauty of the region has provided a rich source of inspiration to many musicians from the area, and for Yiannis, musical ideas come in waves like the contours of the mountains around him.

Anders Jormin’s new Swedish-Japanese project returns the highly distinctive voice and fiddle of Lena Willemark to ECM (her first appearance on the label in more than a decade), and introduces koto player Karin Nakagawa. In their collaborative music the Japanese classical tradition and the stark, archaic sounds of the koto, allied to Jormin’s muscular bass improvisations, form a unique context for Lena’s sung poems, delivered in her native Älvdals-dialect. Traditions and non-idiomatic improvising are cross-referenced, and new paths are opened up.

The wood nymph’s beckoning call, is an all-female trio playing acoustic folk music from three Scandinavian countries: Norway, Sweden and Denmark as well as their own material.
Three angelic voices coupled with two virtuoso fiddles and a groovy rhythmic guitar, they celebrated their world premiere concert to an enthusiastic Berlin audience in late 2009.

David Grubbs is a composer, musician, and writer. He works in a wide range of avant-rock musical forms and frequently collaborates with other artists on multimedia projects.
Grubbs has released twelve solo albums and he has appeared on over 150 commercially released recordings. He was a founding member of the groups Gastr del Sol, Bastro, and Squirrel Bait. He has performed with the Red Krayola, Will Oldham, Royal Trux, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, and Mats Gustafsson, among others. With the support of his 2006 FCA grant, Grubbs collaborated with poet Susan Howe on Souls of the Labadie Tract, which they performed at Southbank Centre in London, Yale University, and Walker Art Center. Souls of the Labadie Tract was released as a CD in 2007. Subsequent to his 2006 Grants to Artists award, Grubbs released the solo album The Plain Where the Palace Stood (2013) and authored Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, The Sixties, and Sound Recording (2014).

Rage is a versed guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, producer and a visual artist. His music is an incorporation of a variety of different genres such as jazz, electronic, funk, world, classical, film, reggae, dub, drum ‘n’ bass, ambient and even pop/rock music. He draws his inspiration out of ancient music styles, merging them with modern approach to composing, fresh methods of audio mixing and mastering in order to create a groundbreaking result in relation with proven ideas that have been the source in music for thousands of centuries.

Thanks for reading. I might be slow in answering this time but don’t worry.

Please do not hesitate in setting up a gig for one or more of these artists.

All the best.


Alain Bolle / Some Noise
84, Rue des Pâquerettes
1030 Brussels

Alain Bolle / Some Noise
84, Rue des Pâquerettes
1030 Brussels

Booking offers (week 32)

Posted in Uncategorized on août 8, 2016 by debloque

Dear promoters,

Here are my offers and ideas.

Please get back to me if you’re interested in setting a gig/concert for one of these bands/artists.

CUMMI FLU (Germany)
Availability: Between 29th September and 9th October
Territories: Benelux, France, Germany

Availability: 4th and 5th October in Benelux + 10th or 11th in Prague, Leipzig, Cologne, Berlin or Hamburg.

Availability: On request
Territory: Europe

Availability: To be announced
Territory: Europe

Availability: March/April 2017
Territory: Belgium

Availability: Between 15th and 18th September
Territory: Belgium

Cummi Flu is the latest persona of ever morphing, multi-media illusionist Oliver Doerell. Originating from Brussels, the analogue-electronic pioneer has been the driving force behind earlier incarnations Dictaphone and SWOD, as well as embodying the Odd Orchestra of Raz Ohara. Well-versed in downbeat electronics, Cummi Flu sees Doerell explore his acid-laced visions of psychedelic forms and frequencies.
The first recordings present a collection of sound collage cut-ups based on home-made instruments with self-tuned rubber bands and bass kalimba at its beating heart. The resulting tracks are an exploration into otherworldly rhythms with the rise and fall of a swollen tide.
Cummi Flu produces a hard to place sound, while at the same time preying on ancient feelings of estrangement, sanctuary and self-exploration.

Ka Baird is most well known as one of the founding and continuing members of the long running avant psych project Spires That In The Sunset Rise. Since relocating to Brooklyn in November 2014, Baird has set off in numerous directions apart from Spires with many new collaborations as well as honing in on her solo work. On her debut solo release under the moniker Sapropelic Pyncic, « See Sun Think Shadow » is 8 tracks of piano improvisations performed on a Steinway Grand in December of 2011 in a church in her hometown of Decatur, Illinois. These improvisations have a raw focus that premiere Baird’s piano background as well as her very own style of punctuation, spacing and repetition. Her approach brings to mind the playful, spacious qualities of Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, the unrestraint of Cecil Taylor, the rolling arpeggiations of Alice Coltrane, and the ghostliness of Arvo Pärt. « See Sun Think Shadow » was released as a limited edition of 200 copies pressed on yellow vinyl through the Brooklyn label and magazine Perfect Wave and released on October 6, 2015.

Born in the Asturias, Dana Valser sings and writes song in spanish language.
Guitar player inspired by primitive blues, he plays solo under the Cotton Wood or Langdale moniker. He is also a member of the duo O’Death Jug (with Michel Henritzi). He opened several gigs for artists like Marissa Nadler,
Pascal Briggs, Sir Richard Bishop or Wovenhand.
Guitar player drifting between abstarct blues and noise music. He played with Kumiko Karino, Junko (Hijokaidan), Rinji Fukuoka, A Qui Avec Gabriel, Tetuzi Akiyama, Chie Mukaï, Shin’ichi Isohata, Jojo Hiroshige, Masayoshi Urabe, Mattin … Member of Dustbreeders (with Yves Botz, Thierry Delles) and O’Death Jug (with Christophe

GOCOO are a bunch of female and male drummers from Tokyo (Japan) who capture their audiences with original grooves woven with traditional Japanese drums, Taikos. On stage the up to 16 artists create a live music-spectacle beyond imagination when beating the hell out of a battery of their more than 40 drums. GOCOO’s mighty beats, juicy grooves and unique poly-rhythms are of such primal nature that they reflect all known music styles and consequently unite people of all ages, ethnic and social roots and of any taste in music. No matter where GOCOO performs, at major World & Roots, Rock & Pop or alternative Music & Culture festivals, in live clubs, classic theatres and concert halls or at techno events, the band takes all audiences on a mesmerizing trip between trance and ecstasy – drumming down all borders between east and west, tradition and pop, rite and party. Newsweek included GOCOO in their all time top 100 list of Japan’s heroes, challengers, pioneers and icons, as « their borderless sound, a mix of rock and ethnic music from around the world, is cherished by international audiences ».

Producer and boss of Mathematics records, Jamal Moss a.k.a Hieroglyphic Being is a one-off musical explorer. Jamal’s music takes cues from the EBM and House that played a huge part in the Chicago’s musical underground in the late eighties and early nineties, notably Ron Hardy and Adonis, but also Industrial, Avant-Jazz and Noise. His tireless schedule of rough low-key releases over the last 12 years and his intense, very physical, psychedelic music, have made him a key exponent or maybe even a pioneer of what’s recently come to be named ‘Outsider House’, although he prefers the more Sun-Ra like descriptors of ‘Rhythmic Cubism’ and ‘Cosmic Be-Bop’. His releases, much like his music, have straddled House labels and the more leftfield avant garde electronic imprints with ease. However his deeply held Afrofuturist intent and the discipline of his radical designs set him apart from the pack. Always moving forward, his music is an ever-evolving transmission from his mind to our bodies, or as he sees it, a form of meditation that the supple, tuned listener will enjoy immensely.

Nicola Cruz’s music invokes the landscapes and rituals of his homeland,Ecuador, a country that is home both to the Andes mountains and the Amazon jungle. His music is an exploration of ancient mythologies and folkloric traditions in a modern setting. Nicola was born in Limoges, France, to Ecuadorian parents. His upbringing was surrounded by a rich musical education in both indigenous traditions and Western theories and
from a young age he took to percussion.
From this musical connection between past and present, traditional and modern, an ongoing South American movement has arisen, exploring the local indigenous and Afro-cosmologies through a carefully crafted analogue sound.

All the best.



Booking offers (week 31)

Posted in Uncategorized on août 1, 2016 by debloque

Dear all,



I’m booking the following musicians this week: ALIYAH HUSSAIN, ▲▲▲▲▲†‡†▲▲▲▲▲


Please get back to me if you want to set up a gig for one of them.


All the best.







Availability: From mid January 2017 onwards

Territory: Europe


▲▲▲▲▲†‡†▲▲▲▲▲ (The Netherlands)

Availability: October and November 2016

Territory: Europe






Aliyah Hussain’s debut release on Sacred Tapes comes in the form of this four track EP entitled Sultana’s Dream. Created using contact mics, keyboards, pedals and vocals, Sultana’s Dream is based on the 1905 short story of the same name by author Rokheya Shekhawat Hossein in which women are the ruling gender and have created a world of peace whilst harbouring scientific advances to control the power of the sun and the rain.

As a multi-disciplinary artist, Hussain has worked in perforamce art ( with collective Volkov Commanders), visual art and music (as a member of

Horrid) having performed in numerous countries and venues including and having shown work in New York, Venace and Barcelona.




Been active since 1997 under the name: ▲▲▲▲▲†‡†▲▲▲▲▲  With sculpting, installation art and silkscreen/stencil print,  elevator musik. Did various collaborations with artist/musicians. Some of my work has been published in(Max Kuiper)  Nuits ‘et Noirs/Zwart magazine and other lo-fi magazines, art books. And running together with Quinten Dierick (Belch kitchen / HPBK/E.M.I.R.S.) and Dennis Gunsing (ZEPO / HPBK/UPRS)  the Engerd, the Engerd means « The Greep »  is a Lo-res limited graphic zine / limited prints and tapes.  UPRS (Useless Printing Retards) ZEPO Is a d.i.y.graphic print workshop. And (Pre BIAFRAKIDS/ZYKLONZOMBI) ‡ILL(((0)))M3N‡ is a one man analoque Drone/DEathwave project.I did various tape/cdr recordings, d.i.y. recordings but also on independent record labels.


Alain Bolle / Some Noise

84, Rue des Pâquerettes

1030 Brussels





Posted in Uncategorized on juillet 19, 2016 by debloque

Dear all,

I am booking these artists this week: Asher Levitas, Toma Gouband, Manu Louis

Availability: from early December onwards
Territory: Europe

Availability: 24th, 26th, 29th September + 3rd October
Territory: Europe

MANU LOUIS (Belgium)
Availability: Second half of November 2016
Territory: Europe

Asher Levitas is a London-based electronic musician who co-founded the mysterious experimental duo Old Apparatus during the early 2010s. The pair initially appeared in 2011 with two singles on Deep Medi Musik, the label run by dubstep pioneer Mala, but their sound was hard to label, ranging from dark ambient drone to suspenseful abstract beats. In 2012, Old Apparatus appeared on Honest Jon’s Records’ Shangaan Shake collection (a remix album of the Shangaan Electro compilation), and cassette label The Tapeworm released the duo’s tape 15:24-15:46. Also that year, the pair released four 12″ EPs on their own Sullen Tone, collecting most of the tracks on the 2013 CD Compendium. After the compilation’s release, the duo issued a digital EP titled Epirtsder. Also in 2013, Levitas formed a duo called Saa with vocalist Linn Carin Dirdal (of Marble Arch). Significantly more pop-influenced than Old Apparatus, but just as eerie and experimental, Saa’s debut EP was released by Left Blank in 2013, followed by the 2014 cassette Walking Waters on Overshare Records. Also in 2014, Levitas contributed a remix of the song « Halo Heart » to Glass Body, the debut EP by Berlin-based darkwave pop group Soft as Snow, released by Houndstooth. Levitas signed to Mike Paradinas’ Planet Mu label for the release of his solo debut, Lit Harness, which arrived in June of 2016.

Toma Gouband is a percussionist whose materials include lithophones – rocks, stones, pieces of flint that are struck together to produce sound. Like Le Quan Ninh, he works from a horizontal bass drum used as resonator and table for a host of small instruments. Courants des Vents is a single improvisation, 45 minutes in length. It begins in isolated sounds, struck rocks resonating in the room. Gradually rhythmic figures appear, repeat, and mutate. Bass drum sounds occur, their echoes another measure of the space, and the work becomes increasingly complex, a dance of distances, pitches and durations. What may have initially seemed a simple set of materials assumes new dimension, perhaps in relation to the degree to which such resources might have been underestimated. Gouband emerges as cryptogeologist, an explorer of the mysteries and consciousness of the material world, opening himself and his listeners to a universe of reverberant matter that whispers secrets of acoustics. Listening closely to Gouband’s work, one shares in a fresh relationship (imaginative and imaginary) to the natural world. The stones are alright.

Following once again the good old rule of associating two extremes instead of choosing the middle path, Manu Louis collides the exotic and glamorous Pop Music of his youth with the naff sounds of the native Western Europe folk trash he always did his best to ignore (brass bands, Euro-Dance, Industrial Trance and old-one-man-synth-wedding entertainers…)
In October, he released a first single (7′ vinyl) under the berlin label New Pangea (premiering on of his up-coming album described by Felix Kubin as «really fun(k)y and clever and playful music and I’d be happy to hear it in the aquarium of the deep sea club anytime. »
Kermesse Machine is a mountain of plastic glasses in the streets the morning after, a tropical digital marching band, a guy giving all he’s got at Karaoke because there’s nowhere left to sing, a gypsy virtuoso playing synth with a trumpet sound.
Since 2015, he performed solo more than 100 times everywhere in  Europe and Asia accompanied by a crowd of electronic instruments and video projections.
Manu also composes for Chamber Orchestra, Fanfare, Films and regularly performs his music with the 30 piece Orchestra : Orchestra Vivo. Among his past project feature : Funk Sinatra and The Music for Garden.

Please get back to mùe if you are interested in setting up a gig for one of them.

I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best.


Alain Bolle / Some Noise
84, Rue des Pâquerettes
1030 Brussels

Booking offer: Robert Coyne

Posted in Uncategorized on juillet 19, 2016 by debloque


Availability: From early December onwards + on request

Territory: Europe


Robert Coyne’s three albums with Can’s legendary drummer Jaki Liebezeit – ‘The Obscure Department’ (2013), ‘Golden Arc’ (2014) and the newly released ‘I Still Have This Dream’ – combine cyclical acoustic guitar and drums with Coyne’s melancholic lyrics and melodies; a stark but rich sound described by one reviewer as ‘a mixture of Krautrock repetition and pastoral English psychedelia.’ 
The son of singer, musician, artist and author Kevin Coyne, and a musician himself from the age of 14, Robert has played with the Scientists, Venus Ray, The Barracudas, Amy Rigby, Eric Burdon, Sky Saxon, Jon Langford and Chris Wilson, among many others. 
His solo work includes a film soundtrack to the Edinburgh-festival-winning ‘The Great Happiness Space’ in 2006, his first album ‘Death Is Not My Destiny’ in 2007 and the ‘Soft Tread Of The Future’ EP on Marty Thau’s revived Red Star label in 2012. His on-going association with Meyer Records began in 2010 with the intimate, darkly humorous acoustic LP ‘Woodland Conspiracy’ and has continued with the triple-album Jaki Liebezeit collaboration. 
Robert met drummer Werner Steinhauser – the longest serving member of any of Kevin Coyne’s bands – while playing with Kevin, and their musical partnership has continued to grow since then: in addition to co-producing Robert’s album with Jeremy Gluck (‘Memory Deluxe’, 2014), the pair have also produced a new album of Robert’s ‘electric’ material entitled ‘Last Lion’, which is due for release in August 2016.
I hope to hear from you if you want to set u^a gig for Robert Coyne.
All the best.





Noisy crescendo: playlist du 29 mai 2016

Posted in Uncategorized on juillet 13, 2016 by debloque

Noisy Crescendo: playlist du programme diffusé le dimanche 29 mai sur les ondes de Radio Campus entre 22h30 et minuit:

1/ Ralph: TUXEDOMOON: « James Whale ». Half-Mute.

2/ Axis: JEFF MILLS: « Waking up to a nex existencce ». Woman In The Moon.

3/ Important: ELSE MARIE PADE: « Prlog 1 ». Electronic Works.

4/ There’s a daed Skunk: SEASICK STEVE: « In peaceful dreams ». Sonic Soul Surfer.

5/ Raster-Noton: FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER: « Pattern recognition ». Sinn + Form.

6/ IRL: ACHOLI MACHON: « Jajaro otyeko ». Lamwong.

7/ Markun: KING AYISOBA: « Weene ma’le luane ». Wicked Leaders.

8/ Dust To Digital: JOHNNY LEE MOORE, ED LEWIS, HENRY MASON: « Tom evil ». Parchman Farm: photographs and Field Recordings, 1947-1959

9/ Ecm: VILDE & INGA: « Roys ». Makrofauna.

10/ Fire: HALF JAPANESE: « House of Voodoo ». Volume One; 1981-1985

11/ Wig: AB BAARS TRIO & NY GUESTS: « The loser ». Invisible Blow.

12/ High School: LIBEREZ Album All Tense Now Lax

Stéphane et Alain

Alain Bolle / Some Noise
84, Rue des Pâquerettes
1030 Brussels

Booking Offers: week 28

Posted in Uncategorized on juillet 11, 2016 by debloque

Hello everybody,



Here are my offers this week.




Availability: September, October, November

Territory: Europe




Availability: From early December onwards + on request

Territory: Europe



Availability: 12th, 13th and 27th September

Territory: Belgium




Availability: 19th November + 5th December

Territory: Belgium


THE PACK AD (Canada)

Availability: 3rd and 4th November

Territory: Belgoim




Availability: On request

Territory: Europe


HACO (Japan)

Availability: Between 19th and 28th September








Availability:  5th + 6th December

Territory: Europe



Availability: From early December + on request

Territory: Belgium








MDME SPKR erupted from London in January 2014 and released their first EP « Humanoid » in october 2015.

This duo, Bass and Drums, puts on the most smashing live shows with it’s raw power and soulful tracks.

After banging the London scene they played in spring 2014 in USA, from coast to coast, 12 gigs in 3 weeks, sharing stages with the best local scene in LA, Austin, San Antonio and NYC, and since then back in Europe MDME SPKR toured in Italy, 21 concerts in 4weeks in Nove 2015, Belgium, Holland, France, Greece, supported Lydia Lunch / Retrovirus, The Telescopes, Kid Congo, Big Sir, Radio Moscow, Sonic Jesus, Black Bombay, Bazooka… leaving behind them sweat and thrills!

MDME SPKR make and create the most unique and hard real punk music around -why you might ask ?because they pander to no one are lyrically poignant and above all do not have an identikit look that would appeal to the neurosis of a scene or the desire to be in one which what was punk was all about originally -this is a true organic band all on it’s own beautiful axis all 100% DIY- the music speaks for itself hard and visceral,i’ve said enough




Born 1969, England. Played in bands since I was 15, primarily as guitarist, but also as bass player, drummer and keyboardist. In 2006, provided soundtrack for Edinburgh Film Festival Award-winning documentary ‘The Great Happiness Space: Tale Of An Osaka Love Thief’. In April 2007 released first solo album, ‘Death Is Not My Destiny’, on Turpentine records (available from and on ebay).

Bands/People I’ve played with include: Kevin Coyne, Silver Chapter, Scientists, Venus Ray, Electrocuting Elvis, Barracudas, Scoundrelles, Amy Rigby, Eric Burdon, Mean Vincent, Sky Saxon, Jon Langford & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Chris Wilson & The Groovin Flames.




Chilean psych rock trio LA HELL GANG [1] from Santiago Chile are coming back with a new album on Mexican Summer and they will tour Europe in September 2016.

La Hell Gang is a part of the Santiago´s psych rock scene along with bands like Föllakzoid and The Holy Drug Couple.



Modernity is a bummer, and humanity’s drive towards its own destruction is at a fever pitch. Oozing Wound finds humor in our ridiculous habits and, by magnifying our most destructive behavior to its extreme end, allows us to laugh at the idiocy and the horror of it all. This mindset is at the center of their second full-length Earth Suck, a collection of destructive thrash that is seemingly teetering at the edge of control and collapse. Zack Weil’s guitar is reckless, his palm-muted chugs coming at breakneck speed and pinch harmonics squealing like sonic bolts of electricity. Kyle Reynolds’ drumming is unrelenting, wild and unrestrained but executed with a level of jaw dropping precision. Kevin Cribbin’s manic, mammoth bass delivers wallop after wallop of fuzzed out low-end. Oozing Wound’s energetic and expansive variation on thrash thrives on antagonistic repetition and addictive riffage, avoiding pretense like a plague. Earth Suck is the explosive follow-up to their breakout debut Retrash, which earned the band praise from the New York Times, Pitchfork, Decibel, and more.




Destruction and melody, acid wit and bruising vocals—this is the Pack A.D. Singer/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller have made a sound so gigantic, so fierce and raw and empowering, that it’s easy to forget there are just two people behind this brilliant, carefully constructed havoc. Shredding and pounding their way through every song, the Pack A.D. swallows you whole inside their fearless Franken-blend of heavy psych-pop/garage-rock. Their lyrics are wild nests, human and

complex: darkly funny disclosures about depression; indictments of digital excess; grief-stricken fire bombs; sly crusades against stupidity. The Pack A.D. is also one of Canada’s “must-see” bands. Be it a massive stadium or the slightly seedy bar where everybody’s shoes stick to the carpet, the Pack A.D. have owned every spotlight and stolen every show they’ve ever played. Becky and Maya are relentless and riveting, playing with the kind of fuck-off freedom that makes everybody in the room vicarious rock stars, even if it’s just for the night.




Have you ever had one of those dreams that you wake up from and you’re not quite sure if it was a good dream or a bad dream? One could easily imagine Pepe Wismeer as your own personal Virgil, leading you through the different realms of inferno, purgatory, and paradise, all at the same time. The music is often sparse, bordering at times on the whimsical, but always filtered through the haze of almost consciousness.

Wismeer is certainly an artist who knows the use of tension in music.

Evidently I wasn’t the only one who thought this. After giving it a listen, I took a look at how the label described the album: ‘Pigs, in there? Yes, but if you count them, they will become sheep, which is appropriate as Pepe’s music is like drifting into a dream. His hushed vocals sigh just beneath the melody, as if he were in camera with woodland deities.’ What makes this all work is his voice though. It is like a cross between Edward Ka-Spel and the singer from Frazier Chorus.




Haco is a Japanese singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and sound artist, known for her work with After Dinner and Hoahio, among others.

Following formal studies in acoustics, electronic music and recording technology Haco came to international attention fronting the group After Dinner (active between 1981–1991), helped by their association with the « Rock in Opposition »-related label Recommended Records. Haco would later appear in Step Across the Border, 1990’s documentary film on Henry Cow’s Fred Frith, as well as contributing music to the soundtrack.




Hibiki is the only professional Tsugaru shamisen player in Europe.

Tsugaru is the northern region of Japan, which has its own regional percussive style. His set normally consists of traditional folk songs and improvisations.

Akari, dubbed the only professional enka singer in the UK, will be singing enka (Japanese torch song) with backing tracks, and also sing minyou (traditional Japanese folk) accompanied by Hibiki playing Tsugaru shamisen.




Andrew Liles is a prolific solo artist, producer, remixer & sometime member of Nurse With Wound and Current 93. He has been recording since the mid 80’s & has appeared on well over 200 releases.



Thank you for reading.



I hope to hear from you as soon as possible if you want to set up a concert for one of these artists/musicians.



All the best.






Alain Bolle / Some Noise

84, Rue des Pâquerettes

1030 Brussels



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