We are putting together a high calibre bill to play across two music stages at Craft Theory; one with a mellow acoustic vibe and the other with an assortment of electronic artists.
Husband and wife duo Language, Timothy! create audio visual performances that curate found footage and sounds, alongside uniquely crafted songs and readings. Language, Timothy!’s work is unworldly, intimate and exciting.
His debut album, God Damn You Mountain (Lost Map Records) is a soulful folk record, brimming with delightful tales of the surreal and heartbreaking. He expertly blends folk and electronica, punctuated with found sounds and field recordings, creating an immersive aural experience.
“THE GHOSTLY EMOTIONAL WALLOP OF THE TUNES WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY” ★★★★ – THE IRISH TIMES
“STARTLINGLY GOOD” ★★★★★ – THE SKINNY seamusfogarty.com
THE TWELVE HOUR FOUNDATION
The Twelve Hour Foundation is an electronic/musique concrète duo based in Bristol. The line-up comprises Polly Hulse (analogue synth/rhythms) and Jez Butler (analogue synth/concrète sequences).
Collaborative projects include Tomorrow’s World, David Candy, Death By Chocolate and Hideki Spaghetti.
“IT’S NOT YOUR USUAL MUSIQUE CONCRETE IS IT… ” – Stuart Maconie (The Freak Zone) “…BRILLITANTLY EXECUTED HOMAGE TO THE WORK OF THE BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP’S JOHN BAKER” – Ghost Box Records / Belbury Parish Magazine twelvehourfoundation.co.uk
LAURA J MARTIN
Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Martin’s third studio album, tells of the disconnect she felt when returning home to Liverpool to find that all individuality had been erased and replaced by gleaming empty flats. Shot through with wit and humour alongside the sociopolitical themes – one of the characters talks of bleaching toilets and taking trips to Lanzarote – ‘On The Never Never’ skips through waltz timing and bears influences from Scott Walker to the Compass Point Allstars. This is a hopeful record, full of joy, beauty and a tongue in cheek look at those in charge.
“ON THE NEVER NEVER IS AN EXQUISIT ALBUM WITH AN EXTREMELY UNIQUE SOUND, I LOVE THE COMBINATIONS OF TEXTURES SHE PUTS TOGETHER… A WONDERFUL, UNEXPECTED QUALITY TO IT… REALLY SUPRISING AND LOVELY” – Lauren Laverne
“LAURA J MARTIN FEELS COMPELLED TO MAKE HER MUSIC. THE SONGWRITER ISN’T PLUGGING SOME HOLE IN THE MARKET, FULFILLING SOME COMMERCIAL OBLIGATION, SHE’S BEING TRUE TO HERSELF.” – CLASH
Laura J Martin
Reading based Dolly Dolly is an English surrealist, poet, musical collagist and Beekeeper, who has been described by Jonny Mugwump of Resonance FM as ‘the aural equivalent of Tony Hancock and Jackanory presented by Edward Gorey’, Reading Chronicle as ‘a sinister-looking yet jolly balding man’ and by the poet AF Harrold as a ‘mysterious musical monolith of infinite variety, versatility and vision’.cross