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tAngerinecAt//This Human Condition//Theskyisthinaspaperhere

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tAngerinecAt (UK via Ukraine) on tour: Electro Post-Industrial/Post-Doom with Hurdy-Gurdy + This Human Condition and Theskyisthinaspaperhere

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tAngerinecAt

UK via Ukraine

Nothing is quite like a hurdy-gurdy. The tone of the rare instrument is a bit like that of a viola, a bit like an accordion, and more than a little like an analog synthesizer on an otherworldly setting. But while the hurdy-gurdy is associated with folk dances and medieval courts, in the hands of a master, it can make music that's strikingly modern. Eugene Purpurovsky of tAngerinecAt is a musician like that, and the hurdy-gurdy is the hand-cranked engine that powers the duo's remarkable sound.

tAngerinecAt matches the Ukranian-born Purpurovsky's hurdy-gurdy, voice, provocative lyrics, and production with the sound transformation, synths, bagpipes, and ethereal whistles and recorders of musician and sound designer Paul Chilton. Originally formed in Ukraine, where Chilton lived and studied music and the band has historical and musical roots, tAngerinecAt are now based in the UK. Both artists contribute samples, ambient noises, and processed beats that evoke DIY techno, raw punk rock, and spectral folk traditions in equal measure.

Many Kettles, the pair's fourth album, casts a particularly dark spell. This is electronic music with a furious human pulse: a bold dance in the face of cruel authority that evokes "the feeling of a rave in a mausoleum" as Ben Knight LeftLion put it. It's also an outlet for Purpurovsky's fiery statements of intent. The singer and hurdy-gurdy player has plenty to say about the parlous state of the world; "I Don't Want To Be A White Master," the kickoff track on the album, is a furious rejection of the rising global culture of fascism and cruelty. Through tAngerinecAt, Purpurovsky strikes back at oppression of all kinds – class, cultural, economic, ethnic, gender, and interpersonal – and invites the listener to join the resistance.

They have four independently released, successfully selling albums that have had airplay on BBC 2, BBC 3 and BBC 6. The band has toured internationally in Ukraine, UK and Russia.

"tAngerinecAt have been playing gigs at the Adelphi long before they were tAngerinecAt! Even back in the days of their previous incarnation of Dark Patrick, they were always Adelphi favourites.

During our 35 years of running a fully independent underground music venue, we've come to terms with the fact that our most important mission is 'to move music forward as an art form' and tAngerinecAt fill that description whole heartedly.

They are not background music that you hear on the radio whilst you move things along a conveyor belt, do the washing up or try and cop off to.

They are music that you listen to and for it subsequently "feel" to and get transported by.

With the added bonus of always generating a dance floor and a room full of happy sweaty people.

Plus, how often do you get to rave to a Hurdy Gurdy?!

True one of a kinds, a delight to work with and always a top choice for any billing." - Mat Oliphant. Manager at The New Adelphi Club (the legendary venue that recently won the 2019 Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to Grassroots Music Venues Award, where bands such as Radiohead, Pulp and recently Fatboy Slim played)

"Watch out for: tAngerinecAt... this is some of the most powerful music I have heard in a long time..." - LOUDER THAN WAR

“tAngerinecAt brought not just synth to the table, but a whole range of physical, classical instruments into the mix – most noticeably their use of the hurdy-gurdy, to make their music the deep notes of severe doom and dread that gave it the feeling of a rave in a mausoleum...”- Ben Knight, LEFTLION

"Tangerinecat exploded into my world and I'm a happier man for it! Awesome energy and multidisciplinary. Myself and the team at New Art Exchange really appreciated your work."

- Jason Pollitt‎, NEW ART EXCHANGE

"I've never seen someone play a hurdy-gurdy so punk..."

- DEVIL’S DYKE NETWORK

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This Human Condition

Bristol-based ‘electronic pick n mix outfit' formed in the UK in 2015 and blending many different styles of electronic music, Including Synth-pop, trip-hop, House, dubstep, trap, Disco, and calypso. Signed to Teknofonic Recordings in New York. Performed at Glastonbury Festival and Rough Trade. Played on BBC6Music by Tom Robinson on his BBC Introducing show several times and championed by DJ Rusty Egan. The duo has been described as early Depeche Mode meets a darker Erasure and their track 'Psychotropic' has been described as The Prodigy meets Boy George. This Human Condition describe themselves as Electronic Handbag Punks!

“Living For The Summertime- Wow! Really nice tune boys!” Rusty Egan

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Theskyisthinaspaperhere

Using live-coded generative and procedural composition techniques, theskyisthinaspaperhere combine ambient electronica with post-rock to create a dark, brooding melancholia.

No pre-rendered backing tracks or visuals here: all performances are generated in real-time using custom made, Kinect-controlled software. Projected visuals allow the audience to see what is being coded alongside a constantly updating vector-based representation of the score.

Retro-hacker imagery blurs the line between technology and the arcane; the interface becomes the aesthetic.

"...suffocating, morbidly romantic Góreckian deathscapes in sinking bathyspheres..." - Misfitcity.org

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117-119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, Bristol

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