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Quietus Gigs Update!
The Quietus , April 11th, 2011 11:07

Much activity in coming months...

Last week we had a great night in London with the excellent Cold Cave and Drumcunt to kick off our spring series of gigs and festival curations. Check out the attached series of pictures by Andrew Novell. We're thought we should give you an update on everything we've got planned for the next few months, as perish the thought that you might miss out on tickets for any of the below. Kicking off tomorrow with...

White Heat: The Oscillation + Alexander Tucker's IMBOGODOM
April 12th 2012 More information

We're just playing records at this bash by our friends at White Heat. The Oscillation are part of the musical movement we've vaguely termed UK Cosmic, and are known for astonishing live shows complete with visuals that take the psychedelic out of the Matmos shop into a more creative realm. Support comes from Alexander Tucker performing his IMBOGODOM project, which you can find out more about here.

Crippled Black Phoenix + Teeth Of The Sea
April 14th 2012, The Lexington, tickets here for £8.

Continuing in a similar vein we have Teeth 0f The Sea (surely one of the very best live outfits in the UK right now) supporting the mighty post/prog/violent rock "supergroup" Crippled Black Phoenix. Back in the early days of the Quietus, their track 'Rise Up And Fight' was a real rouser when we were feeling down in the dumps, and we're very much looking forward to getting blasted by them this Thursday. Have a listen to them on the Soundcloud below:

I, Vigilante by Crippled Black Phoenix

May th , the Old Blue Last tickets here

We're teaming up with our pal Anthony of God Don't Like It for this gig by mysterious male/female duo oVo from Italy. We saw them play at Supersonic where we had to beat a retreat after five minutes they were so loud. Given that this was a Festival that also boasted Swans, Godflesh and Napalam Death, this is some testament to extraordinary volume. One thing we did see before being forced to flee was a giant cowled wrestler battering a drum kit, as 'she', face obscured by mask, teased a catastrophic wave of noise out of one of her own dreadlocks with a violin bow.

Stag & Dagger Festival
May 18th, the Macbeth

We had a great time with Stag & Dagger at last year's Festival, so we're chuffed to be back again in 2011. We'll once again take over the Macbeth for the night, and are pleased to present The Rayographs, Banjo Or Freakout, Alexander Tucker and New Young Pony Club, who after slogging around the stadia of Europe with Katy Perry will no doubt be pleased to entertain us in a smaller, sweatier venue. Also on the bill at the Festival are Wire, Grimes, Gatekeeper, Toro Y Moi, Mazes and many many more. For more information and tickets, please visit the Stag & Dagger site for more information and tickets.

Alternative to Glastonbury Feat. Part Chimp + Hey Colossus + Palehorse
June 24th, the Lexington tickets here

If you're not going to the Pilton bash this summer, and wish to find a place full of music that will not be enjoyed by weekend hippies wading through mud, then our non-more-heavy night at The Lexington is for you. Headlining will be infamous shoulderblade-breaking heavy titans Part Chimp, with vicious noise rock group (now also embracing pyschedelia) Hey Colossus in support. "Like the Butthole Surfers meets Brainticket" says John. Palehorse first on, bring your tightest underwear.

Field Day
August 6th, Victoria Park, London More information and tickets

For the second year running we're looking after the Village Mentality stage at the Field Day Festival in London town. We're announcing a new group playing our stage on Twitter and Facebook every Friday for the next few weeks, but for now confirmed are About Group, Anna Calvi, and Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti.

My Disco + PTTRNS September 15th, The Lexington tickets here

My Disco are Melbourne, Australia's best kept secret... and we're trying hard to put an end to this. Their new LP Little Joy is one of the best of 2011, a punishing excercise in tribal drumming and austerity that will appeal to all those who love the likes of Liars and Shellac. Listen to My Disco here.