Was Ist Das? is seriously chuffed to tell you that we are bringing Michael Flower & Neil Campbell to upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge on Saturday 5th May. Last year saw these former Vibracathedral Orchestra stalwarts start gigging together again and reports came in of blown minds from Leeds, London and Manchester. Since the halcyon days of V.O. when the mind-altering improv unit in Leeds caught the attention of America’s finest underground labels, Michael Flower has kept busy by playing with Sunburned Hand of the Man, MV & EE and forming a duo with super drummer Chris Corsano. Neil, meanwhile, has amassed a substantial and acclaimed discography with his Astral Social Club project.
So far, the only release from this dynamic duo has been an insanely limited compilation of last years live sets which sold out in the blink of an eye but just to satiate your curiosity, here’s a couple of excerpts from that gem:
But that is not all. Oh no. In support we have the debut gig of Slomo. Slomo is a duo of Holy McGrail (from Julian Cope’s band) and Howard Marsden. They have two albums under the belt, both released on the prestigious American label Important (the first also had a limited release on Julian Cope’s Fuck Off & Di label but sold out straight away). Their intense but subtle syth & guitar drones have found acclaim from the likes of The Wire and Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley.
You can listen to them on Boomkat’s website
Tickets are £4 on the door but for only £3.20 in advance from our shop page and advance buyers get a free mix CD on the door entitled “Return to Owl Temple” packed full of serious gems including future attractions….
If you’re travelling, the last trains home are at around 11:30pm, the gig will be finished in plenty of time for them and the Stubbing is renowned for excellent pub food at reasonable prices. They also have 3 guest cask ales and are cider specialists too.