Music : BIPED x Tears | OV – EP Launch. Friday 14th June 19:30

A simultaneous launch event for two experimental EPs.

Doors 7.30 | music 8pm | £10 cash door / eventbrite

“Experimental laureate / Nu-bard-refusenik BIPED has been a constant source of intrigue and inspiration, setting in motion a wave of posi-fury and producing some of the most vital sounds in the last couple years” — Headfirst Bristol

Celebrating a pre-release gig for the 10″ EP Property, available first here…

For the first time since 2022, BIPED is joined by a live band of mavericks and sonic craftspeople onstage.

Bringing the last few years’ practice in stagecraft, musicality, comedy and composition to a new synthesis, the show harks to a deepening of BIPED’s sound.

The detail-oriented ensemble summon the echoes of fleeting moments among people, the land and cities…

The band:

t l k (Future bubblers artist / Britten Pears YA 23/24 ‘Truly Transportive’ – 6 Music)
Evo Ethel (Ex AgentBig Fuss Ensemble)
Finlay Burch (“part-druid-part-Squarepusher live-drummer”)
Kadooshkin (Broadsheets)


TEARS | OV work across experimental composition and media archaeology. Their work explores the intersection between mass media and interpersonal belief systems to playfully expose the tyranny of cultural norms. They are joined tonight by Lottie Poulet.

Their 8″ single release — not out till July but available at the gig — The Other — is a track about tendencies to project issues onto others. The B-side features a remix by Collapsing Drums’ Charlie Behrens that splices elements of their ‘send in the clowns’ set with delirious reel-to-reel beat-unravelling…

Praise for their last album, Pluto’s Return:

Tears|OV’s aural concoctions float between music and sound art; songs and collages; literal meaning and impressionistic abstraction. Pluto’s Return’s closest parallel is Negativland’s mix of samples and loops (plus lots of humor: Check out how “Send in the Clowns” includes cheesy synth takes on the titular classic). But whereas Negativland usually crafts short songs, this trio of sound artist Lori E. Allen, cellist Katie Spafford, and illustrator Deborah Wale fuse everything into one stream of consciousness, with the surreality of a vivid dream.”
— Marc Masters

They have performed in various manifestations at Tate South Tanks, Iklectic, Whitechapel Gallery, Chisenhale and other music and art venues throughout Europe.


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