Welcome to the Endless Hum. This is the first instalment of a bi-monthly series of events showcasing what we feel are some of the best examples of experimental music in the UK all held at the beautiful Kirkgate Centre in Shipley, Bradford.
We’re very proud to present:
Saturday May 7th
Beige Banquet (London)
Initially starting out as a bedroom project in London over the worst year of recent history (2020) BB have now grown into a fully functioning five-piece live band. Their debut album ‘Beta’ released last year on Swish Swash is a tour de force in retro drum machines, angular art-punk and monotone chanted vocals. A must see for any long time fans of Devo, Suicide and more recently acclaimed bands; Molchat Doma, The Uranium Club and Oh Sees.
Obey Cobra (Cardiff)
Following the release of their debut album ‘Oblong’, Obey Cobra have quickly carved themselves a reputation of seamlessly blending previously unblendable genres. Everything from punk, psychedelia, shoegaze and electronics come together to form a formidable live show only visible through a thick layer of feedback. They’ve supported the likes of Pigsx7, Hey Colossus and Acid Mothers Temple to name a few. Truly unique and worthy of your attention.
Nape Neck (Leeds)
“A trio from Leeds playing post-punk that’s simultaneously tangled and taut, danceable and destructed, all while resisting any attempts to be easily situated as the latest addition to a specific geographic and genre-based continuum that stretches back to GANG OF FOUR and DELTA 5.” – Maximum RocknRoll
Endless Hum DJ’s
Will be providing ear worms from the likes of: Deerhoof, Lightning Bolt, Neu!, Molchat Doma, Crack Cloud, NAH, Pye Corner Audio, MF Doom, Spray Paint, Thee Oh Sees, Suicide, Giant Swan, JK Flesh, Gnod, Devo, Crass, Jeff Parker, Blanck Mass, Uranium Club, Sievehead, Total Control, Es, Haram, Burial, Space Afrika, Belgrado, Aja, Flux of Pink Indians, Death Grips, Jay Reatard, Pivot, Autechre, Moor Mother, Amyl & The Sniffers, Wipers, Viagra Boys, Shellac, Psychic Graveyard, Abul Mogard, Container, Hey Colossus, Antwon, Health, Blawan 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 Drew Millward’s gig poster live and to order. But you can also get your hands dirty too and have a go yourself!
Food & Drink
Sweet and savoury options will be provided by the ever awesome Graft & Grind, a family run bakery based in Castleford 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.
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.