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TONIGHT: Julia Holter & More At St John
Laurie Tuffrey , July 21st, 2014 13:03

Latest edition of the Hackney church sessions features Holter, Karen Gwyer and Ocitprop

Tonight sees this month's instalment of the excellent St John Sessions, setting a triple billing of musicians in the glorious confines of St John At Hackney Church in London. Headlining tonight is Julia Holter, with a set likely to draw on last year's ace Loud City Song album, her Gigi-inspired exploration of cityscapes. Read our interview with Holter about the record here and listen to 'Maxim's I' below. We last saw Karen Gwyer turning in a magnificently immersive set at this year's Supersonic Ltd Edt, building on 2013's Needs Continuum album and an ace, almost LP-length EP New Roof, from earlier this year. Watch the video for 'Missisissipippi' from the latter at the foot of the piece, and stay tuned to the site for an interview with Gwyer coming soon. Completing the bill are the trio Ocitrop, with the St John organisers passing on these details: "Ocitrop was formed by Jack Wyllie, Duncan Bellamy and Milo Fitzpatrick in Febuary 2014. Initially created as a commission for the Royal Academy of Art's exhibition Sensing Spaces, the group use various site specific samples and respond to the spaces in which they play. Made with synths, samples and guitar in a largely improvised and immersive experience, Octitrop incorporate elements of early Necks, Biosphere and Daniel Lopatin in a fresh incarnation of contemporary ambient music." They also give us this hint: try reading the name backwards. Head here to get hold of tickets for the event, and if you're out of town, you can join in by watching Boiler Room's live stream.

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