MONKEY PUZZLE TRIO album launch....

New signings to the Slowfoot roster celebrate the release of their debut recording 'White World' [release date 20th Sept].
Follow the link below to buy advance tickts before they disappear!!.....


[feat. Charles Hayward, Viv Corringham, Nick Doyne-Ditmas]

+ DJ Lascelle Lascelles

Cafe Oto
18-22 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL

Tel - 020 7923 1231
time - 8pm
price - £7/5 adv -


A long term slowly evolving music project featuring This Heat drummer/lynchpin Charles Hayward, bassist Nick Doyne-Ditmas and the words, voice and textures of avant-vocalist Viv Corringham, whose music walks a tightrope between song, improvisation and sound-as-sound.

This gig marks the release of their debut album ‘White World’ on forward thinking indie label Slowfoot – Their music is driven by the restless energy, invention and power of Hayward’s drumming and underpinned by the languid and exploratory double bass playing of Doyne-Ditmas, to which Corringham adds, with the aid of a loop pedal, her unique collage of words and sounds….

“We are making new song forms based on live improvisation. Every song is created in the actual moment of performance. I arrive at each gig with a fresh stack of lyrics and choose which one to use as the song starts to unfold". [V.C]

Together they create a distinctive sound world which is exhilarating and immersive and relies on the sensitivity and experience of all three musicians.

Charles Hayward – drums, keyboards, melodica

Known as the pioneering drummer with seminal experimental rock band This Heat and Camberwell Now, an ever growing list of solo concerts and cds, special collaborative performances, and is in Massacre with Bill Laswell and Fred Frith.

Recent releases include – About with Pat Thomas, John Coxon and Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip [with whom he has also recently collaborated] and Clear Frame with Hugh Hopper, Lol Coxhill, Orphy Robinson and Robert Wyatt.

“Telepathic magic… … Hayward is one of the most life affirming who stalks this dark globe” []

Viv Corringham - electric voice, mini-disks
British vocalist, currently based in Minneapolis, USA, who makes performances, installations and soundwalks.  Her work has been presented extensively worldwide, and she has collaborated with the likes of Didier Petit, Milo Fine, Peter Cusack, Lol Coxill, Pat Thomas, Eddie Provost, Gino Robair, Maggie Nicols, Ansuman Biswas and Paul Burwell.

Nick Doyne-Ditmas – double bass

Since working with acclaimed avant-jazzers Pinzki Zoo in the mid 80's he has been a mainstay of the south London music scene for many years, collaborating many times with drummer Charles Hayward and with artists/bands as diverse as H2C7, Charles Stuart, Skip Macdonald, Vibration Black Finger & K-Scope. He is currently recording and performing with Crackle, whose debut album ‘Heavy Water’ was released on Slowfoot in 2008.


South London-based collective whose members come from different corners of the alternative scene, bringing together the tactics of improvisation, electronica, and sound art. Propelled by the rhythms generated by cheap samplers and drum machines, Snorkel revel in the joy of psychedelic repetition throwing in elastic interruptions on guitar, analogue and digital synthesisers, trombone, live samples and vocals.

Current members include - Ben Cowen [7-Hurtz, Crackle], Frank Byng [Crackle, Spring Tides, Robert Logan], Tom Marriott [Pest], Roberto Sassi [Cardasanto, Vole]
and Ralph Cumbers [AKA Bass Clef]

“…the missing link between Krautrock and Lee Scratch Perry” - Rock a Rolla

“…the spirit of Ege Bamyasi-era Can looms large” - The Wire

“ …this is deeply grooved and experimental stuff” – Clash magazine

"This debut from the South London sextet is bathed in the rhythmic propulsion of Can, spiky post-punk Moog/guitar interplay, and the dissonance of This Heat" - Uncut


Audiovisual performance duo, Sculpture, is electronic music producer, Dan Hayhurst, and animator, Reuben Sutherland. Sculpture use video zoetrope record deck, tape loops, cassettes, samples, and lo-fi electronics, cross-fertilizing analogue and digital techniques to generate new sonic and visual agglomerates.

Live performances explore intuitive possibilities and unforseen permutations.Influenced equally by avant-garde film and Looney Tunes, DIY musique concrete and dancefloor dynamics, the result is unique and irrepressible.

"The best piece of twitchy splatter since Dat Politics’ Wow Twist" - The Wire

"Absolutely brilliant…aggressive, nagging yet somehow fluid analogue electronics" – Cybore/Woebot

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