Gaffer Records celebrate their 10th anniversary with a tour that kicks off on may 6th in London before taking in Amsterdam, Oslo, Berlin, Geneva and Paris. Created by Sheik Anorak in order to release SoCRaTeS first CD, Gaffer Records was then initially hardcore/punk oriented, but the artistic directions slowly changed and the label is now one of the most influent and interesting improv/ experimental in Europe, having put out releases by the likes of Mats Gustafsson, Weasel Walter, Jazkamer, Dead Neanderthals, Predicate, Will Guthrie and MoHa!. For the Gaffer anniversary tour, French free improv / noise duo LOUP (featuring Gaffer Records founder Sheik Anorak) will play 6 dates alongside bands and artists relating to the label.
Here’s the schedule below, some FB events will be created for every gig with more info.
May 6th – London (uk) Café OTO
w/ Alex Ward/ Colin Webster/ Steve Noble trio + André Vida
May 7th – Amsterdam (nl) OCCII
w/ Sleep Gunner + Dead Neanderthals
May 8th – Oslo (no) TBA
May 10th – Berlin (ger) Bei Ruth
w/ Mat Pogo, Pierce Warnecke + Makhno
May 11th – Geneva (swi) @ Cave 12
w/ Z’ev & The Noiser + k a u m w a l d
May 13th – Paris (fr) Instants Chavirés
w/ Yann Joussein + Kouma
See you there!
In the meantime, here’s some new footage from the “Modern Heretic” video clip.
It will be available along with the “Modern Heretic” ep on may 6th.
Sleep Gunner is a pair of Amsterdam-based drinking buddies that has fallen hard for the music of 1950s Alabama heartbreak duo The Louvin Brothers.
The new wave of Dutch heavy jazz. Nijmegen.
DEAD NEANDERTHALS, LOUP, SLEEP GUNNER