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Concrète presents: Woven Skull & AYN SØF

Monday, 30 May 2016 - 8:00pm
 
Wild, repetitive, psychedelic music that denies categorisation (probably somewhere on the psych-folk/psych rock continuum).
 
Woven Skull work up an incredible, dense head of steam from a humble set up: Guitar, Mandola and a minimal drum kit. You need to hear them to get the full impact, so don’t waste any time and listen to their latest album on Bandcamp
 
Like it? Of course you do. Join us in the Snug on the 30th for this incredible intimate gig brought to you by the fine folks at Concrète
 
Plus special guest AYN SØF - details below
 
£3 entry, pay on the door - online advance tickets here
 
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Woven Skull began playing together in 2008 in the empty sparse Irish countryside in a house owned by two of the members and located at the foot of Sheemore. These atmospheric surroundings helped to forge their music, which has been described as ‘minimal, repetitive, distorted, ugly and beautiful in one’. The trio spent several years experimenting with combinations of instrumentation, household objects, kitchen utensils, seashells, footsteps, chimes, recordings of cats purring and frogs mating while developing a sound that after a recent set was described as ‘a Turkish Velvet Underground.’
 
 
Within the group, song writing is split equally between Aonghus on densely propulsive guitar and Natalia on distorted mandola. These are glued together by the endless cyclical rhythms created by Willie and inspired by the sounds of the bogs and woods that surround his home: from syncopated cattle calls to the beating wings of bats in the night to the creaking of trees as they push against each other in the wind.
 
Woven Skull have recorded in dark haunted woods, beside bottomless lakes, and in the attics of abandoned houses. Lair of the Glowing Bantling, is their first studio album and captures a sound that’s more in line with their live performance than past releases, which have been a mix of lo-fi practice tapes, outdoor recordings and segments from collaborative sets.
 
AYN SØF
 
Salfordian rapscallion Paddy Shine is the sentient being behind the mesmeric song cycles of AYN SØF, the north-western mover and shaker (Gnod, Dwellings & Druss and Tesla Tapes are some of the key points on his CV) crafting hypnotic drone hymns that mix the primordial vibrations of throat singing with ethereal plainsong chants and tripped out electronic flourishes. 
 
 
 
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