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Cacophonous Sarcophagus presents… UUUU

Cacophonous Sarcophagus presents UUUU.


Graham Lewis – (Wire, Dome, Cupol, P’o)

Matthew Simms – (Wire, It Hugs Back)

Thighpaulsandra – (Coil, Spiritualized)

Valentina Magaletti – Drummer – (Tomaga, Raime, Vanishing Twin)


Live world premier of UUUU.

Debut album out now via Editions Mego.

“UUUU is a newly-formed underground supergroup featuring two members of legendary post-punk outfit Wire – Coil and Spiritualized keyboardist Thighpaulsandra, and Tomaga percussionist Valentina Magaletti. Collectively, they now form a free-wheeling sonic powerhouse, harnessing a wild and unpredictable sound in which expansive krautrock, psychedelic electronics and post-punk experimentation collide with expressive percussion and other more esoteric fare.” Rewire

Stream full album here:


“A cabal of legendary experimentalists coalesce and dissolve around the devilishly freeform percussive tics of Valentina Magaletti, in an expansive and ambitious session of punk-ish psych projections.”

“The essential DNA of UUUU is that seething, nebulous realm where rock, drone, electro and more esoteric fare often collide.” The Quietus

“A schizophrenic masterpiece that is equally soothing as it is seething, a past/present hybrid equally suited for the club, the home and the mind.”


Exchange, 72-73 Old Market St, Bristol BS2 0EJ


Tuesday 23rd January 2018. Doors 7:30PM


Tickets are £10 adv. via the following outlets:

Headfirst Bristol

Bristol Ticket Shop

Exchange Website

Exchange Bristol
Dictionary Pudding presents… Duds

Dictionary Pudding proudly present…



“When I was first told about Duds, it came with the considered opinion that the guys were far from what you’d call ‘careerists’.

“They don’t take themselves too seriously” was another comment. I could have taken this as a warning that they weren’t in to for the right reasons – but that couldn’t be further from the truth. From my perspective Duds simply won’t bend over backwards to ‘get on’. They do what they do and you can take it or leave it. I took it – with both hands… with a vice-like grip. They have the invention and urgency of Edinburgh Legends The Fire Engine’s. The Post-Punk ethic. Short songs, short sets = short album.

They’re one of the most thrilling bands I’ve seen in years – and the fact that they’re releasing this brilliant piece of work on the Castleface label adds the last piece of a perfect ‘outsider’ jigsaw puzzle. Duds sitting alongside Oh Sees, Ty Segall, White Fence, Useless Eaters et al. THERE IS A GOD!”

- Marc Riley JUNE 2017

‘You kind of know where you are (in a good way) with a band name like Duds, self-effacing in the the way only the British can be. Lacking even the qualification of the definite article! Musically they don’t disappoint either. Lead-off track ‘No Remark’ from their latest EP Wet Reduction has an element to it that doesn’t quite qualify as music (in all the right ways) a bit atonal, in some rhythm that’s not 4/4 but is somehow some kind of pop from another dimension.’

- Colin Newman (Wire)

Support TBA

Exchange, BRISTOL / WEDS 24th JAN 2018 1930


(and from all good online retailers, and Bristol Ticket Shop)

Presented by Dictionary Pudding Promotions


Exchange Bristol
Asian Dub Foundation’s La Haine

Asian Dub Foundation present their acclaimed re-imagined score to cult movie La Haine. This incredible live show brings together a screening of the iconic French film and a new realisation of the original soundtrack played live by the band, for a unique and powerful journey into the tension-filled world of the Parisian suburbs.

The movie follows 20 hours in the lives of three friends from immigrant families, living in the volatile Paris banlieues, after the killing of a man by French Police. First released in 1995, the film was placed at #32 in Empire Magazine’s Best 100 Film of World Cinema, and has since become a cult classic. Created in 2001, ADF’s acclaimed visual-live set to La Haine has been performed all over the world, and makes a welcome return to the stage in 2018.

Film Certificate 15. Ages over 15s only

This is a seated Colston Hall Presents show at The Anson Rooms

Anson Rooms

University of Bristol Students’ Union, Richmond Building, 105 Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1LN


Fri 26 Jan 2018

£21.50 incl. booking fee


Anson Rooms Bristol
Free For All Festival Alldayer feat. Skinny Girl Diet / The Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk / Bob Vylan / Honey / Gung Ho / The D Teez / Free Beer & Bacon / Blood Slugs

Free For All Festival Cardiff


Skinny Girl Diet

The Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk **late set 11.15-12am**

Bob Vylan


Gung Ho

The D Teez

Free beer & BACON

Blood Slugs

Saturday 27th January 2018

4pm til late

The Moon Cardiff

Ages 18+


FREE FOR ALL is a month of free entry shows through January to help keep the scene going while people are skint after Christmas (Cardiff + Bristol). Support your local music scene! Use it or lose it! #freeforallcardiff


VENUE / ACCESS: the venue is ground floor, with a flat entrance through double doors which will be fixed open, then slight ramp down towards main bar & seating area. We have a gender neutral toilet, suitable for wheelchair users, with grab bars. If you need to discuss access requirements, would like to bring a care assistant, or want to arrive early before we open, please email:

Free ear plugs available at the bar.

Please respect each other, the venue and our staff. If someone is bothering you, please speak to our bar/security staff.

TRANSPORT: we’re just off Westgate St where most buses stop: and we’re 5 mins walk from Cardiff Central station:

PARKING: there’s a car park at the end of our street – NCP Quay Street CF10 1EA which is £3.50 all night if you enter after 5pm.

Oversized vehicles can use the rugby ground car park on Westgate St, which is by the lights at the castle, entrance on the left through the ‘Memorial Gates’ and pay the guy in the cabin.

The Moon Cardiff
1% Of One presents…. The Weather Station


The Weather Station

LABEL: Paradise of Bachelors

FFO: Nadia Reid, Joan Shelley, Aldous Harding

On her fourth (and tellingly self-titled) album as The Weather Station, Toronto based Tamara Lindeman reinvents, and more deeply roots, her extraordinary, acclaimed songcraft, framing her precisely detailed, exquisitely wrought prose-poem narratives in bolder and more cinematic musical settings. The result is her most sonically direct and emotionally candid statement to date, a work of profound urgency and artistic generosity.

“Timeless… Measured, perceptive storytelling. A singer with an unmistakable & communicative voice, able to convey hope & hurt with equal clarity.” – Pitchfork

ON SALE 10AM, 24/10/17

£8.00 adv. from

The Crofters Rights

117 – 119 Stokes Crofters

Bristol BS1 3PY

Crofters Rights Bristol
Swn presents… Spring King

Swn Presents

Spring King

7:00pm | £10 | 16+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff

On sale Friday 10am

Standing – downstairs:

Seated – upstairs:

Colston Hall Bristol
Hot Snakes

Hot Snakes



The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

Thekla Bristol
1% Of One presents… Shopping / Colleen Green



Colleen Green

A ridiculous double headline bill to defeat all other double headline bills, we welcome the excellent art-punk trio SHOPPING and lo-fi Los Angeles pop star COLLEEN GREEN to Bristol.

The former are prepping their second record via Fat Cat, and teased it with pool party jerker ‘The Hype’, whilst Colleen is currently polishing her fourth LP. Expect a new material injection from all!

£8.00 adv. from


72-73 Old Market Street

Bristol, BS2 0EJ

Exchange Bristol

Clwb Ifor Bach


7:30pm | £7.00 | 16+

Date Change – Due to unforeseen circumstances, HAUS have had to change the date for this upcoming show. It’ll now be on the 8th of February 2018. Refunds are available at your point of purchase or alternatively your November tickets will be valid for the February date.

The Tottenham 5 piece have announced an extensive 11 date headline UK Tour. Since roaring out of the gate with scintillating hooks and joyous melodies, Haus have gained an avid following.

Releasing track after track of glistening indie pop, Clash labelled their single Blinded an “astute, mature yet wholly engrossing pop that has made them so sought after”.

Don’t miss them in Clwb Ifor Bach in February!

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Abstract Orchestra Does Dilla

Clwb Ifor Bach

Abstract Orchestra Does Dilla

7:30pm | £15 | 18+

Abstract Orchestra will be tributing one of hip-hop’s greatest beatmakers, J Dilla in February, the anniversary of his birth & death.

Jay Dee worked with the buggest acts in the hip hop world, like A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Common and loads more as well as being an integral part of the genres development.

Who better to tribute than the world class orchestra, hinged on hip hop, Abstract Orchestra?

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Swine Language & RJ present… Drab Majesty / Dune Messiah



Drab Majesty is an inter-dimensional platform aimed at channeling aural and visual messages founded by a human being from Los Angeles in 2013. The human communes directly with it’s spiritual muse/assumed alter-ego Deb Demure to demonstrate the power in relinquishing ownership to a divine design, thereby handing inspiration over to the spirit world – essentially serving as a contractor in business with the Collective Consciousness.

Relying on those principles, Drab Majesty, from its inception, set out to achieve no specific style, yet over the span of a European tour, several US tours, an LP entitled “Careless” (released and reissued 3 times on DAIS Records), 2 cassette EP’s, and a 7-inch on (Weyrd Son/Brussels), Deb has honed in on a pointed aesthetic.

While inherently guitar-driven music in the vain of The Chameleons or Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Drab Majesty’s sound is often nuanced by ethereal washes of icy keyboards and arpeggiated synthesizers, backed by heavy mechanized percussion and forked pulsing synth bass, all adorned with reverb-laden vocals reminiscent of a hallowed cathedral.

In the past two years Deb has been invited to support bands such as Psychic TV, Clan of Xymox, The Frozen Autumn, Prayers, and label mates Youth Code and King Dude to name a few. Part alien, part mime, part priestess — yet all summed up in the feeble form of a human looking body, Deb Demure aims to serve as a musical and visual medium marrying the void and the form.

+ support from

DUNE MESSIAH (Denmark – Third Coming Records)


Valentines Day

Wednesday 14th February 2018

The Moon, Cardiff

Advance Tickets – £8

18+ (please bring I.D.)

Physical tickets available from Spillers Records (Cardiff) + Diverse Music (Newport) + from the venue.

Moon Club Cardiff
Icicle Works

Clwb Ifor Bach

Icicle Works

7:00pm | £17.50 | 18+

Following Icicle Works cancelled gig in October (due to illness), we can’t wait to welcome Icicle Works to Clwb Ifor Bach in February 2018.

All tickets purchased for the October gig are still valid, or a refund is available at your point of purchase.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Fat Paul presents… Nadja / Erthona / Stereocilia
Exchange Bristol
Swn presents… Dead!

Swn Presents


+ Special Guests

7:00pm | £8 | 16+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Nils Frahm


The renowned Berlin-based pianist and composer Nils Frahm makes a much-anticipated return to the live stage following 2017’s hiatus, and will embark on the beginning of a long worldwide tour entitled All Melody in 2018, playing brand new material in an intimate set-up.

Nils had an early introduction to music, learning the piano throughout his childhood. It was through this that Nils began to immerse himself in the styles of classical pianists from previous generations as well as the music of contemporary composers, before forging his own musical path through composition.

Today he continues to work as an accomplished composer, producer and celebrated performer from his Berlin-based studio at the prestigous Funkhaus. His unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, played contemplatively and intimately, and on a mesmerising scale through his vast stage shows, has won him many fans around the world.

See all upcoming tour dates over at his official website:

Colston Hall Bristol

Clwb Ifor Bach


7:00pm | £16 | 18+

We can’t wait to welcome brit pop sensations, Space here to Clwb Ifor Bach in March 2018!

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Rat King Records presents… Bell Witch / Monarch! / Monolithian

Rat King Records presents




Wednesday 28th March

Exchange, Bristol

Doors 7pm

Tickets £12 advance

Exchange Bristol
Funk Puffin & Wave presents… The Electric Swing Circus

Electric Swing Circus

7:00pm | £12.00 | 18+

Funk Puffin & Wave Presents: The Electric Swing Circus

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

Clwb Ifor Bach

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

7:00pm | £12.50 | 16+

Folk duo, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker will be coming to Clwb Ifor Bach in the spring of 2018.

Crafting their elegant and sophisticated sounds through lush chamber ensemble orchestrations and expressive, adroit guitar technique, the pair create something uniquely stunning.

The way this duo inhabit songs that are sometimes centuries old, making them personal and present again, while also pricking the heart with their own tales of everyday love and loss makes the music of Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker a rare and precious thing.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Swn presents… Belly

Fronted by Tanya Donelly, Grammy nominated and acclaimed for their tracks Feed The Tree and Gepetto from their album Star.

Glee Club Cardiff

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