Welcome to the second instalment of Endless Hum held at the iconic Kirkgate Centre in Shipley, Bradford. We’re very proud to present…
Saturday July 2nd
Following a mesmerising performance at one of many infamous Golden Cabinet nights back in 2018, we’re super excited to invite Aja Ireland back to Shipley to showcase a new and semi-improvised set. Aja’s reputation for unhinged and relentless live shows has seen her appear at the likes of Fat Out, Brave Exhibitions and Supersonic festivals to name a few and during lockdown she also featured on Fact Magazines ‘Artist DIY’ video series talking in-depth about her new live setup. She was recently invited as a panelist for Audio Visual Arts festival earlier this year and to top it off, is the founder of Nottingham’ Queer Noise Club.
Slug, her second album released last year on Opal Tapes was lauded as “uncompromising electronic experimentalism” [Louder Than War] and showcases a unique talent for manipulating, contorting and mangling samples into dizzying, glitched-out arrangements. Dismantling noise, electronica, rave and industrial before reassembling them beyond recognition. Check out the recent video collaboration with digital artist Bora for the single ‘Slug’ below.
FFO: Container, Aphex Twin, Giant Swan & SOPHIE.
Objections is a new northern trio featuring Neil Turpin and Joe Mask of Bilge Pump fame alongside Claire Adams of EH favourites Nape Neck. They’ve only a few UK shows under their belts so far but have already gained plenty of praise. All members have been part of Leeds burgeoning underground scene for many years and Turpin’s signature style of jazz infused percussion has gained him legendary status. Unfortunately no releases exist yet, however you can check out this live performance of ‘Word’s Strongest Man’ below for a taster.
FFO: Angular art-rock and post-punk
After a recent line-up change, a solo UK tour including a sold out show at Triangle, and his ninth studio album Bloodsport released earlier this year. Gavin Miller’ signature ambient, minimalistic electronica has grown darker over the years and wouldn’t seem out of place on the soundtrack to a number of b-movie sci-fi classics. Glacially paced 808 beats ride through waves of grainy retro synth crescendo’s and atmospheric guitar loops awash with an ominous uncertainty.
His career as an experimentalist musician stretches well beyond a decade and previous releases have garnered high praise from the likes of Pitchfork and Resident Advisor. Frankly, we can’t wait to hear Bloodsport through Kirkgates huge PA system.
FFO: Abul Mogard, JK Flesh, Hans Zimmer and Pye Corner Audio.
Cold Comfort (Manchester)
Is the post-punk solo project of Ben Forrester who spent his time in lockdown honing in an incredible debut EP titled ‘Weak & Dazed’ out now on Die Das Der. Cold Comfort is one man, a mic, a clapped out drum machine, reverb drenched guitars and a collection of catchy as fuck, alt-rock hard-hitters.
FFO: Ex-Cult, Goggs, Jay Reatard & Metz.
Endless Hum DJ’s
Will be providing ear worms from the likes of: 13th Floor Elevators, Abul Mogard, Aja, Amyl & The Sniffers, Antwon, Aphex Twin, Autechre, Bad Breeding, Beige Banquet, Belgrado, Blanck Mass, Blawan, Breeders, Burial, CCTV, Chain Cult, Coneheads, Constant Mongrel, Container, Crack Cloud, Crass, Dalek, Damaged Bug, Death Grips, Deerhoof, Devo, ESG, Es, Fall, Flux of Pink Indians, Four Tet, Giant Swan, Gang of Four, Gilla Band, Gnod, Goat, Haram, Health, Hey Colossus, Housewives, Hot Snakes, Jay Reatard, Jesus Lizard, Jeff Parker, JK Flesh, Lightning Bolt, Liturgy, NAH, Neu!, Marbled Eye, Mekons, MF Doom, Molchat Doma, Moor Mother, Pissed Jeans, Pivot, Pixies, Powerplant, Pye Corner Audio, Psychic Graveyard, Rapture, Rudimentary Peni, Screamers, Shellac, Shipping News, Sievehead, Six Finger Satellites, Space Afrika, Special Interest, Spray Paint, Swans, Suicide, Thee Oh Sees, Total Control, Uranium Club, Velvet Underground, Viagra Boys, Veik, Warthog, Wipers, Wire, Wolves of Greece!, Zomby and many, many more…
Art & Visuals
We believe it’s important to provide opportunities for local artists to showcase their work, so each night will display a selection of artwork throughout the venue alongside projected visuals for each performance.
We’re also pleased to announce Prints of Thieves will be joining us on the day, screen-printing Ben Holdens gig poster live and to order. But you can also get your hands dirty too and have a go yourself!
Food & Drink
This time we’ve invited Otley’s finest Dope Pizza for all of your craving needs and they’ll be catering for both meat lovers and vegans alike. A selection of craft beer, lagers and ciders curated by local heroes Triangle, plus wine and soft drinks will also be available at the Kirkgate Centre bar too.
Are £12.50 and limited to x100 via the following link:
Stuff worth knowing:
Doors open from 7pm and performances finish at 10:30pm for those catching the last train. DJ’s will continue until closing at 11:30pm. Shipley train station is located only a 5 minute walk away.
The Kirkgate Centre is fully accessible to all, but if you’re unsure of anything, drop us a message. Equally, if funds are tight, get in touch as we would hate anyone to miss out. Tickets have been purposefully set below the venue capacity to allow for better social distancing and masks are encouraged. Everyone is welcome and any forms of discrimination will not be tolerated. Strictly 18+ only.
Many thanks to Bradford Metropolitan District Council for helping to support this event.