CHK This: Our Bristol top picks for October 2017
It might be winter prematurely but it's not time for you to hibernate quite yet while there's so much going on. We've dug up some of our top live electronic events you won't want to miss out on in the coming month.
Ex-Easter Island Head: Large Electric Ensemble
Not quite October, but this is definitely a gig to catch if you can. UK collective Ex-Easter Island Head will be bringing their prepared electric guitars and percussion to The Cube stage in the form of their Large Electric Ensemble. Expect to be hypnotised by their shimmering minimalist soundscape and the unique spectable of eighteen musicians warping musical time and space. Supported by Bristol guitar looper, Stereocilia.
Gary Numan returns to Colston Hall
Following the release of his fan-backed and Eastern music-inspired album Savage (Songs from a Broken World), Gary Numan returns to Colston Hall in October. Since he hit the top of the charts with 'Cars' in 1979, Numan has been pushing the boundaries of commercial music, bringing electronic sounds and the use of synthesisers into more mainstream appeal. In 2016, Numan was awarded the Moog Innovation award by Moog Music. Grab your tickets while
Fossils at The Wardrobe Theatre
If you're looking for something a bit more conceptual away from the dancefloor, check out this performance from Bucket Club at The Wardrobe Theatre. Previously performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Fossils tells the story of a female scientist, a lost father and the Loch Ness Monster, all to a backdrop of stunning electronic music performed live.
SWU.FM take over the Colston Hall
In celebration of Colston Hall's 150th Anniversary, keep an eye out for an avalanche of gigs, takeovers and events over the next month. One we have our eye on is The Bristol Takeover, and especially SWU.FM's residency of the Hall's iconic original Box Office space. Due to be live broadcast on the air, you could be a part of this historic event, while grooving to the sounds of some of Bristol's finest - Smith & Mighty, Pinch, OmUnit and more.
Funnel present The Desert, Harry Houseago and Cyro
Everyone loves a freebie, and Hy-Brasil is hosting a couple of fantastic upcoming electronic artists you can wrap your ears around without emptying your wallet. Funnel Music presents three electronic acts - The Desert; a singer/beats duo who's first release 'Just Get High' has been played on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 6; one-man-electronic-band, Harry Houseago, who comes with a whole load of customised baggage; and Liverpudlian electronic duo, Cyro.
Room 237 presents Sleeparchive
Finally, for a hit of pure minimalist techno, check out Room 237's underground (literally) night, as they host a rare performace of one of Berlin's finest, Sleeparchive, in the prison cells beneath The Island. Joining him will be Fyerhammer, as well as Room 237 residents, Black Amiga and Trigger Warning in what promises to be an absolute stormer of a session.