We’re delighted to announce that Audioscope will be on Saturday 21 November 2015. We’re particularly proud to say that this will be our 15th anniversary, so we’re working hard to make this a show fitting such a landmark year. We hope to see as many of you there. Keep checking the website, our Facebook page and Twitter feed for the lineup announcement and more updates!
We’re absolutely delighted to announce that this year we’ve raised an amazing £2,100 for Shelter, which takes the total raised to over £28,600 since we started in 2001!
In our fourteen years of history, we really think this was one of the very best shows, with so many performances to treasure. We just could not do it without you – so a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who came to the festival, bought an album or made a donation. Thanks also to everyone who helped us out and to all the bands who supported us this year, donating their time and art for a worthy cause!
If the glorious lineup for this year’s festival wasn’t enough, we’ve added the fantastic Earthling Society – one of the most ambitious and exploratory bands out there reaching for the limits of guitar noise, tracing a line from the krautrock of Ash Ra Tempel to the head-nodding hypnotism of Wooden Shjips. They’ve played with Julian Cope, Damo Suzuki, White Hills and Hawkwind and take elements of each of those acts, weaving in elements of raga and jazz to create something entirely their own. Their extraordinary version of Alice Coltrane’s classic ‘Journey in Satchindananda’ achieves lift-off to another planet entirely.
So the full lineup for Audioscope14 is:
- Public Service Broadcasting
- Silver Apples
- Matt Elliott (Third Eye Foundation)
- Wrangler (Cabaret Voltaire/Benge/Tunng)
- Earthling Society
- The Doomed Bird Of Providence
- You Are Wolf
- Circle Traps
- The Neon Violets
- Kid Kin
We strongly recommend getting your ticket sooner rather than later as the show is proving very popular (of course!). Tickets are available from We Got Tickets.
We’ve also put together a playlist for Q Magazine if you want to listen to some of the bands and get excited!
After months of working behind the scenes, the time has come to announce the lineup for the fourteenth Audioscope festival!
We are very proud to have the amazing electro-archivists Public Service Broadcasting as headliners, following electronica legends Silver Apples, one of the most influential electronic artists of the past sixty years.
But the surprises on this year’s bill don’t stop here. We will also have Wrangler, the exciting new band from members of Cabaret Voltaire, Benge and Tunng; breakbeats, noise and folk all in the same set from Third Eye Foundation’s Matt Elliott and experimental shoegazers The Telescopes (who played Audioscope 10 years ago and ended up drilling a guitar on stage!). There will also be cutting-edge electronica from Circle Traps, dark tales of Australian history from The Doomed Bird of Providence and extraordinary multi-layered vocal gymnastics from You Are Wolf. In addition, The Neon Violets and Kid Kin, two of Oxford’s most thrilling discoveries, will bring their lysergic psych-rock and crystalline electronics to the stage.
The festival takes place at The Jericho in Oxford on Saturday 8 November. Tickets are available now for £15 in advance from www.wegottickets.com/audioscope and as usual, all profits go to support Shelter’s vital work and campaigning.
With your help and support, we’ve raised more than £27,000 for Shelter so far. Since 2001 we’ve brought leftfield and alternative musical artists to Oxford – Four Tet, Wire, Explosions in the Sky, Damo Suzuki (Can), Clinic, Michael Rother (Neu!), Grumbling Fur and Deerhoof are just some of of the names. We are very excited about this year’s lineup, and we hope you are too!
The full lineup is:
Public Service Broadcasting
Matt Elliott (Third Eye Foundation, Flying Saucer Attack)
Wrangler (Cabaret Voltaire/Benge/Tunng)
You Are Wolf
The Doomed Bird of Providence
The Neon Violets