Hebden Bridge – Inkfolk – ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS + TIM BENJAMIN – Sunday 9th August 2015

ashtray tim webAlthough Was Ist Das? is no longer a Hebden dweller, we’re still coming back for Inkfolk basement action. Delighted to say we have the return of Ashtray Navigations who last played Hebden in 2012. They put out their first release in January 1994 and have a major retrospective on the way including a best of CD selected by Henry Rollins. They exist in a confusing void between the worlds of experimental music and garage rock. As disorientating as they are fun, they are an unmissable live band. They’re also the covers of starts of the latest issue of The Wire magazine.

Tim Benjamin is better known as a composer of operas. He won BBC Young Musician of The Year at the tender age of 17 and also won the Stephen Oliver Trust’s Prize for Contemporary Opera with his first opera. He has long dabbled in electronic music, often using his Kauppe alias and is about to release his first all electronic album, “Fractures” (as Tim Benjamin).

Its a Sunday night and we appreciate some of you wish to travel from Leeds and Manchester so we will be keeping it last train friendly. It’s also a pay what you can night [which means please give as much as you can in the collection for the artists. Don’t come in, drink five pints and chuck a few coppers in, you tight twat]

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