Teeth Of The Sea Vs Wire

Collaboration at DRILL:LONDON festival with Wire. Image by Al Overdrive

The Quietus is bringing together two of our favourite groups at Cafe Oto on Saturday, March 23rd, when Wire and Teeth Of The Sea play a live collaboration the Drill:London festival we’re curating with Wire. After supporting Toy at the Lexington, Wire will hotfoot it to Cafe Oto… there, ToTS will have been playing a set of their Giorgio Morodor-TG-Wolf Eyes genregasm. Wire will then join ToTS for an semi-improvised encore of ‘Drill’ featuring both bands. Dugga dugga dugga!

Also on the bill will be Verity Susman of Electrelane, whose solo sets feature an intriguing mixture of electronics, sax, performance and film. We saw her play a wonderful gig last year at the Shacklewell Arms – this is not to be missed. Tickets for this event are available here. For the rest of the Drill:London gigs, see below:

March 21st, 2013 – The Lexington

Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs + Malka Spigel + It Hugs Back

Charlie Boyer moonlighting from Electricity In Our Homes in his new "pop" guise, co/headlining with Malka Spigel’s UK debut with her band featuring Wire’s Colin Newman, To Roccoco Rot’s Ronald Lippok and Gil Luz & Uri Frost from Mambas. The evening is rounded off with a performance by Matt Simms’ It Hugs Back, who have a new album out in March. Buy tickets here.

March 22nd, 2013 – The Lexington

Comanechi + Stranger Son + Mambas

Comanechi have long staked their reputation as one of the fiercest bands in London, with gargantuan riffs topped with Akiko Matsuura’s hectoring scream. Now joined by a drummer, they’ll be celebrating the release of new album You Owe Me Nothing But Love. Support comes from the equally unhinged dance noise of Mambas and psychedelic Stranger Son. Buy tickets here

March 22nd 2013 – Cafe Oto

Gazelle Twin in collaboration with Scanner + Land Observations + Edvard Graham Lewis + Klara Lewis

Friday night at Cafe Oto unites an disparate group of artists with connection to Wire, all with a connection – of sorts – to ideas of place. Think Map Ref expanded. Klara Lewis builds her music from field recordings made in locations that range from Turkey to Germany and Russia. Mute’s Land Observations (a solo project of James Brooks, ex of Appliance) uses looped guitar eddies to evoke the ghosts in the landscape left by the Roman Road network. Finally, long-time friend of Wire Robin ‘Scanner’ Rimbaud will perform a unique collaboration with Gazelle Twin, whose music explores dystopias of real and imagined worlds. Buy tickets here.

March 23rd, 2013 – The Lexington

Toy + Wire (support set)

Although their long hair suggests an early ’70s cosmic rock group, young Londoners Toy share with Wire a love of melodic psychedelia and songs that build and build before knocking you down. Last year’s debut album was a critical hit and their live show is something to behold. Support TBA… Buy tickets here.


March 24th, 2013 – Heaven

Wire + East India Youth + pinkflag guitar orchestra

Buy tickets here.

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