We are more than happy to welcome Slip Imprint for their first label show in Brighton Woop woop!
Slip presents: Joe Snape: ‘Joyrobix’ + Laurie & Suze: ‘Coop’ + Blood Stereo
Raggedy pop ache, gunk games and gorgeous muck as British label Slip present their debut Brighton show.
Joe Snape: ‘Joyrobix’
'Joyrobix' is the live version of Brummy-abroad Joe Snape’s flooring return to Slip: a suite of nimble, polychrome post-pop songs.
Born of a complicated move to the US in 2015, Joyrobix pays weird homage to a musical America that doesn't quite exist. Part soft-rock guitars, part gospel grooves, part Broadway aria, this is music that's resolutely strange and oddly familiar at once.
Arranged for chamber trio (Jethro Cooke: electric guitar, electronics; Louise Snape: trumpet & vocals) and set to a collection of ten absurdist films directed with Swiss artist Leonie Brandner, Joyrobix explodes Snape's musical language into newly colourful territory. Come for the weirdness, stay for the world-weary fun.
Fluid Radio - “with music as joyous and beautiful as this, it’s hard not to listen without a smile on your face”
The Guardian - “organised, disorganised fun”
George Lewis of AACM - “some seriously unartful shit”
Laurie & Suze: ‘Coop’
Laurie Tompkins & Suze Whaites co-direct Slip; a home to rogue hybrids of improvised, composed, and electronic musics. Led alongside fellow artist Tom Rose, the pair's musical and visual contributions to the label have helped shape its distinctive aesthetic.
‘Coop’ is the pair's first substantial audiovisual project to date, succeeding performances together at New York's National Sawdust, Manchester's Caustic Coastal, Berlin's Reflektor Festival, Halmstad's Harp Art Lab, and London's Café OTO and V&A.
The piece promises a meshing of Tompkins' sonic negotiations of pop cultural trauma, ritual self-abasement, and gunky funk, with Whaites' illusive video renderings of the alien, microscopic, and fleshy.
The Quietus - “tracks that resemble surreal playground games as much as they do compositions”
Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance are Blood Stereo. Both Nyoukis and Constance are rightly venerated as catalysts and superconnectors within the UK counterculture through a diverse range of groups and projects including Prick Decay, The Polly Shang Kuan Band, Ceylon Mange, the Chocolate Monk label and Brighton’s Colour Out of Space festival.
As a duo, the pair mercilessly deploy feral, hissing & rumbling tape-loops, field recordings, electronics & sometimes objects. Through this they establish a perfect high-concept/low art convergence, an intense and disorienting swirl which wreaths the synapses like the coiling, blackened, wordless squalls of our deep anxieties and desires oozing through bare, cracked windows, out of wardrobes and from beneath beds to flood and freeze the mind in the middle of the night. primitively gorgeous field-noise electro-acoustic muck.
“Murky woont, fractured lost-life howls, and tiny screechlets define the slow-mo suffocation of an audience of easily spooked walruses who can create a stampede of fat with the slightest provocation” – Seymour Glass (Bananafish magazine)