BOOKING OFFERS: NO BALLS, SHETAHR, LES STATONELLES, HELENA ESPVALL/DAVID MARANHA, SENYAWA

Dear all,

I am booking some dates for NO BALLS, SHETAHR, LES STATONELLES, HELENA ESPVALL/DAVID MARANHA, SENYAWA

1/ NO BALLS/BRAINBOMBS (Sweden)

Availability: 9th April
Territory: Belgium

2/ SHETAHR (Belgium)
https://shetahr.bandcamp.com
Availabiliy: Any time
Territory: Europe

3/ LES STATONELLES (France)

Availability: Late April / early May
Territories: Between Marseille and Berlin

4/ HELENA ESPVALL & DAVID MARANHA (Sweden/Portugal

Availability: 14th May
Territory; Belgium

5/ SENYAWA (Indonesia)

Availability: 15th and 16th April
Territory: Belgium and around Belgium

NO BALLS
No Balls’ music exists in a sort of liminal zone; floating between
hyperbolically elongated/inflated Stooges-esque riffs and a sort of
proto-Krautrock barbarism. Well, it did until the release of 2014’s I’m
So Happy I Can Die, a fantastically obscure dub-heavy curveball that
felt like a perverse King Tubby off-cut. It was this latest release that
provided the backbone for their set at The Grosvenor last week, for me
it was one of 2014’s performative highlights. For many, the formation of
No Balls by former Brainbombs members Dan Råberg and Drajan Bryngelsson
crystallised the pure carnal musicality of that prior project, whilst
rejecting the infamously « abhorrent » lyrical content. I would mostly be
inclined to agree; the suppression of almost all vocal elements meant No
Balls had to allow their repetitive treble-pumped guitar work take
centre stage. This grating guitar repetition has really become a solid
vocal substitute.

SHETAHR
An aggressive take on Beat Happening’s legacy, a retarded take on
Sabbath’s legacy. Factual, geographical, existential lyrics.
But no one cares, I don’t care, neither do you, you better bang your
head. e.g.

LES STATONELLES
es Statonells sont un groupe créé en 2004 par des artistes plasticiens
et musiciens . Leur base créative est axée sur l’éclectisme sonore. La
transversalité étant une composante de leur façon d’entrevoir la
musique, leurs sources d’inspiration sont plurielles: Alliant
essentiellement des rythmes divers au bruitisme, à l’expérimentation
sonore et ambiente, leur proposition est un parcours poétique où les
influences des arts plastiques et de la musique se rejoignent pour
fonder un univers singulier.
Il est composé de 3 membres originels:
– Freddy Duries: Cajun, tablas, cymbalettes, sanza, panier à graines.
– Patrick Lombe: Guitare préparée, ukulélé, sanza, diverses percussions.
– Thierry Cheyrol: Flûte, Berimbau, Balafons, Xylophone, Synthétiseur,
sanza, chant, tablas, gamelan, harmonica, kazoo, tambourin et cymbales.
La vocation de ce groupe est de faire évoluer sa musique sur des chemins
de traverses, c’est pourquoi elle inclut la rencontre avec d’autres
musiciens. En 2013, Les Statonells invitent deux artistes, Mathieu
Léonard et Maxime Lacôme (Le Groupe de New-York).

HELENA ESPVALL & DAVID MARANHA
David Maranha was born in Figueira da Foz in 1969. His work comprises
sculpture, music, and architecture. In 1986 he started to develop his
work as a musician both solo and with several bands, going on to release
more than 30 albums since then. He formed “osso exótico” in 1989 with
Bernardo Devlin, António Forte, and his brother André Maranha. With a
regular and extensive live and recorded activity both in Portugal and
abroad, David and André have maintained this band up to the present with
multiple collaborators, its current lineup being completed by Francisco
Tropa, Manuel Mota, and Patrícia Machás. Has also collaborated with many
musicians, including Z’EV, Emmanuel Holterbach, Helena Espvall, Phill
Niblock, David Grubbs, Akio Suzuki, Will Guthrie, Andrea Belfi, Jochen
Arbeit, Minit, Pete Simonelli, David Daniell, Arnold Dreyblatt, Jacob
Kirkegaard, Carla Bozulich, Chris Cutler, Werner Durand, Robert Rutman,
Ben Frost, Helge Sten, etc.
Helena Espvall’s early career in Sweden included membership in an
Arabian music ensemble and a silent movie orchestra. She relocated to
Philadelphia, USA in the year 2000 and entered that city’s flourishing
psychedelic and weird­folk circles. She joined the band Espers shortly
after they recorded their first album, was a member of The Valerie
Project, and formed the duo Anahita with Tara Burke (a.k.a. Fursaxa).
2006 saw the release of Espvall’s first solo album, Nimis & Arx, which
juxtaposed splintered expositions of processed cello with passages of
floating folk­drone. Collaboration with Masaki Batoh (of Japanese psych
band Ghost) produced two acclaimed records for Drag City. In 2010
Espvall released Lapidary in collaboration with noise/drone figure
Marcia Bassett (Zaimph, Double Leopards). This was followed in 2013 by a
meditative pairing with improviser Ernesto Diaz­Infante, A Hallowed
Shell of Ash and Rust.

SENYAWA
Senyawa is a hardcore metal band from Java, Indonesia consisting of
Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi. The band has been formed in 2010 in
Yogyakarta
The band mixes influences from musical and folklore traditions from the
Indonesian archipelago with experimental music. The band neo-tribal
sound has been described to mix « punk attitude » with « avant-garde
aesthetics ».[2] According to critics, Senyawa has managed to « manage to
embody the aural flavours of Javanese music while exploring the
framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both
traditions »[3] to create a sound that is « thoroughly out of this
world. »[4]
Shabara provides his extended vocal techniques to Senyawa.[5] The band’s
lyrics are in various languages of Indonesia, including Sulawesian,
Javanese and Bahasa Indonesia. Senyawa’s music is provided by Suryadi’s
self-built musical instruments made from bamboo and traditional
agricultural tools from rural Indonesia.

I hope to hear from you asap.

All the best.

Alain


Some Noise / Alain Bolle
PO BOX 43
1050 Brussels 5 (Wery)
Belgium

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