When Andrew Weatherall brought the party to town for Fred Perry’s SubSonic at The Garage, everyone knew they were in for a night of unadulterated eclecticism. As you would expect Andy didn’t disappoint curating and creating yet another roadblock for this welcome bi-monthly addition to London’s nightlife calendar. SubSonic is however as much about breaking new acts as celebrating legends and we have a couple of the live highlights from the evening below.
No strangers to Best Fit, Night Angles (signed to innovative Swedish label Force Majeure) are a dynamic duo comprising Londoner Tim Eve, and Berlin based live collaborator Lawrence Hortman. Combined, they are winning plaudits for their disarming blend of dark, brooding dancefloor rhythms, and angular pop melodies. They have remixed tracks for the likes of Metronomy and Clock Opera, and this track shows why they are one of the hottest production teams around right now.
Cultivating music that is being described as ‘a krautophobic blizzard of synthesised sounds’, Warm Digits are raising the benchmark for contemporary electronica. With its founding members based on either side of the Pennines, in Newcastle and Manchester, Andrew Hodson and Steve Jefferis coalesce snowstorm guitars with radiophonic electronics. With a sonic palette influenced by Brian Eno and My Bloody Valentine, Warm Digits are leading the pack in laptop exploration.