where: south street arts centre & RISC, reading, uk.
when: Saturday, July 17, 2010 13:00 - 23:59
admission: £10 before 01/05/2010, £15 after.
one man warehouse was due to play, but had to pull out a the very last moment due to technical issues. jamboree also pulled out.
BILGE PUMP (leeds, uk)
bilge pump have a disturbing ability to be better than any band they play with. imagine a boiling-over bastard concoction of all the best bits of the jesus lizard, led zeppelin, the fall, blue cheer, funkadelic and king crimson. a thick broth of art-punk fractured progressive noise, condensed into atonal pop songs free of power chords. nitro-fuelled avant-jazz rhythms create enough structural form amongst the twisted guitar and off-the-cuff witticisms to provide an uncanny ability to incite dancing! It doesn't matter how wired or weird bilge pump get; behind the progressive noise there are clear, distinctive, memorable songs: a rare and winning combination!

SILVER COLUMNS (fife / london, uk)
surprisingly banging disco slammers from popular folkies adem(domino records) and the pictish trail(fence records). debut album out on moshi moshi now!

voice of the seven thunders' sound draws comparison to the heyday of ’70s acid rock and the likes of amon düül ii, peter green’s fleetwood mac, japan’s flower travellin’ band, early pink floyd, the velvet underground’s drone jams, the electronic kosmische of cluster and the unhinged organic grooves of international harvester. tchantinler recordings website

TRASH KIT (london, uk)
short sharp exciting post-punk from these three young face painted london ladies.

featuring members of the madrigals, ray rumours, and electrelane. album out now on upset the rhythm.
official website

LA MORT SUBITE (reading, uk)
reading's favourite franco-balkano-gypsy-folk-jazz-dance-fun band. never a dull moment with these champs!

rare solo set from francois, playing reinterpretations of songs from 2009s 'plaine inondable' album that was released on the ever reliable fence records.

official website

DRUM EYES (brighton, uk)
brighton’s drum eyes are surely one of the most intense bands to break out in the last couple of years.

lead by experimental, gabba hero dj scotch egg with a band of brothers (and sister) the line up includes ex-boredoms drummer, e-da, and members of i'm being good and sloath amongst others.

debut album "gira gira" (upset the rhythm) received unrelenting critical acclaim upon its release in wugust of 2010. described by nme as: an epic record with endless possibility, it greedily mashes sludgy doom riffs with spaced-out psychedelia, smatterings of krautrock, and goblin-esque synths.

the onslaught of live shows has become notorious in itself, with festival appearances completely packed out at end of the road and supersonic. this is not a record to listen to on your ipod, but a whirling dervish of an experience which will blast you out of the stratosphere into a whole other dimension. not to be missed!

GLASS CELLO (london, uk)
glass breaks, but the cello remains.
KOGUMAZA (nottingham, uk)
kogumaza make music that marries the sound of fuzzed-out psychedelic garage-rock to an ambient aesthetic, placing it somewhere between the infinite repetition of moondog and the spiritual throb of lungfish.

I'M BEING GOOD (brighton, uk)
formation flying detuned guitar stunt team.

ICHI (nagoya, japan)
ichi, from nagoya in japan, takes the notion of a one-man band to new limits - combining steel-drum with ping-pong balls, tape-loops with double bass and trumpet with bongos, all in the space of one short set. somehow there's an ancient, ritualistic feel to his performances, he's like the misplaced leader of a tribe and perhaps he will be - it's this kind of excellence and innovation which inspires a cult following. at the same time, his music is so playful and unusual, it gives you the feeling that you're witnessing something entirely new. it's fun, it's danceable, it's exciting.

RACHAEL DADD (bristol, uk)
experimental folk multi-instrumentalist rachael dadd is one of the busiest artists we've encountered. living her life between japan and bristol, she is constantly touring, constantly writing, skipping from one fleetingly romantic show to another- whether it be a church in england, a gallery in japan or a squat in switzerland. her recordings are often born from late nights at home plugged into her 4-track. when she's not playing, she's sewing album sleeves and record bags. a true diy artist in every sense of the word. official website

MAX TUNDRA (london, uk)
max tundra's warm, emotive, uplifting songs will capture your spirit, pour it over ice,
and serve it back to you at the best disco in town (where you won't get turned away for liking both destiny's child and frank zappa).

incidentally, there's no dress code either.
official website

MEN DIAMLER (middle england)
imagine roy orbison with a two punctured lungs and john fahey with a fractured hand? well, he sounds better than that. official website

BREATHING SCHOOL (reading, uk)
a brand new project featuring two local characters who you might recognise from previous adventures. namely nicole perkins, formally of wire jesus, and matthew greener, formally of morning runner, and a load of strings...
EBBS AND FLOWS (london, uk)
ebbs and flows is the work of rob calder, who ditched the more traditional tools of rock and folk music to form a one man space orchestra.

now utilising synths and electronic drums to create stark minimalist soundscapes ,which conjure up images of what boards of canada may have sounded like if they had holed up in gritty north london instead of the scottish hills.
official website

HANK HAINT (kent, uk)
he lives in a shack and makes music. hank haint is a home-taping one man band from the south of england, mixing garage rock with blues music and plays it LOUD.

HIMALAYA (henley-on thames, uk)
led by will samson (who has since moved to berlin and started performing under his own name), himalaya produce soothing and ethereal sounds to calm the nerves of even the most stressed out people. will samson website

HOUSE OF JOHN PLAYER (bletchley, uk)
house of john player is the solo YO! wave project from dean spacer. As the years have passed, house of john player has shifted through different styles and set ups from wierd folky-pop sets, noisy disgruntled keyboards to loopy pop-tastic jams with slices of face-cringing high ends.

JIMMY CORRIGAN (winchester, uk)
a deceptively female ex-readingite who will share her lovely atmospheric songs with us.

JOE MARSHALL (oxford, uk)
JOE has been traversing higher plains of sound for over a decade now, slowly perfecting his craft over that period he navigates between the skyward trajectories of bowed guitar and the cosmic bound explorations of droned synths and other-worldly sampled loops. it is difficult not to experience his music as a journey to a place both familiar yet refreshingly ‘other’.

“…a delightfully unsignposted and roadless musical landscape…essential to all you inner space cadets…” – JULIAN COPE
soundcloud page

LINDSAY WEST (windlesham, uk)
apart from working on her own music, lindsay also plays
keys and sings backing vocals for matthew and the atlas,
who have released two eps on the communion music
label and are currently working on writing an album.

lindsay has worked with the dj/production/songwriting
duo the nextmen, co-writing and performing on their track,
"burn" and she is one half of the band love.stop.repeat,
who have worked closely with fence records and
self-released two albums.

ARSENIO (reading, uk)
ARSENIO are an unassuming guitar and drum duo from the burbs of reading who play a form of glistening high powered sportsmusic. chug and squall and syncho rumble. math rock scribbled on a napkin, more than the sum of its parts, an equation that does not equate. sprawling and restless riff monster compojams that hide their tracts of melody like an ogre hides his heart. that lodge their spawn nestled in your ears and leave them to hatch and grow up in your brain. enjoy.

subtle english folk music with chamberlike arrangements and catchy choruses.

SILVERY MAGNUS (reading, uk)
a perverted loner, silvery magnus mostly plays electronic machines and manipulated feedback. has a disgraceful fetish for sound modifying pedals. also enjoys magnets & metal objects. smears his sound onto computers & minidiscs & cdrs.

SMILE (reading, uk)
a rock band in the vein of pavement or archers of loaf and featuring members of idrchitecture, the birds of paradise, and probably loads of other bands.

STUART CLARK (reading, uk)
ex om corporation man strikes out on his own with some beautiful delicate folk inspired music.

TEAM BRICK (bristol, uk)
an experimental musician using a mixture of throat singing, and virtuosic sound experimentation with various instruments and objects. album out on geoff barrow's invada imprint.

THE 3.1419 WONDERS (reading, uk)
the 3.1419 wonders are a band between former members of pete and the pirates, hot silk pockets and desdemona. they provide us with lo-fi slacker sing-alongs akin to a purer, more british weezer.

THE HAND (bristol, uk)
a mostly instrumental folk duo featuring a plethora of interesting instruments such as banjo, kora, ukelele, piano, harmonium, autoharp and clarinet.

tilehurst childrens arkestra let the music do the talking. formed by five alumni of denefield School in tilehurst after jamming together for a number of years, the arkestra have been gigging some of reading's more illustrious venues (south street, the rising sun arts centre, global cafe, etc) since 2007 as well as throwing in the odd jaunt to london, hamburg, and bracknell for good measure. their powerful sound is as equally informed by teenage obsessions with metal, indie rock, and rap music as it is by their more mature tastes in krautrock, jazz, and progressive rock - a heady mixture that the band strip down to it's brass tacks, producing short, sharp, precise bursts of songs without the endless "faffing about" connected with many of these genres.

TODDLERS (reading, uk)
spaceage garage skronk raggamuffin bass n drum duo. doubledotdash!? house band.

WILD SWIMMERS (reading, uk)
super smashing boy boy indie rock duo comprised of local legends mark knight and ben hall - both formally of local post-rock band the big sleep. wild swimmers play stripped back noisy indie rock, that can go from quiet to loud in a blink of an eye. official website

an energetic, distorted mess of riffs and howled vocals. break out the cold ones.


KING ELYTRON (the midlands, uk)
jaunty one man loop based laptop pop. or something.

king elytron says "stay lucky!"

DANIEL PATTISON (london, uk)
daniel pattison is a musician originally from reading, now based in london. daniel makes modern folk music, taking influence from traditional folk, american indie, modern classical and the singer songwriters he grew up with such neil young, bob dylan, joni micthell and roy harper