Earthling Society added to Audioscope14 lineup

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!

 

AUDIOSCOPE14 lineup announced – Public Service Broadcasting, Silver Apples and more!

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

Silver Apples

Matt Elliott (Third Eye Foundation, Flying Saucer Attack)

The Telescopes

Wrangler (Cabaret Voltaire/Benge/Tunng)

You Are Wolf

Circle Traps

The Doomed Bird of Providence

Kid Kin

The Neon Violets

Music For A Good Home – £1,200 raised so far!

Music For A Good Home 3 and Oxford Edition were released a month ago today and we’re very happy to say that the two albums combined have raised more than £1,200 so far!

Music for a Good Home has had some lovely coverage in the press too, including a brilliant interview about how the albums came together on BBC Radio Oxford, which is well worth a listen. The Quietus wrote a lovely piece, calling us ‘ace’ and the album ‘brilliant’ and The405 gave Music for a Good Home 3 a glowing 8/10 review, saying ‘there are many important reasons to buy Audioscope’s latest collection of exclusives’.

We want to thank each and every one of you who’s bought a copy, but we also know that there’s a long way to go – every copy sold means more money towards Shelter’s vital work fighting homelessness and bad housing. So if you’ve not bought a copy, we’d love it if you’d consider picking one up. And if you have bought the albums, please tell a friend!

 

Music For A Good Home is out today!

The big day is here at last! Today (16 June) we release not one, but TWO fantastic albums.

Music For A Good Home 3 – 31 new and exclusive tracks from the best alternative musicians around the world
Music For A Good Home – Oxford Edition – our snapshot of the vibrant Oxfordshire music scene

The most important thing to know is that because every single band and artist has donated their music for free, all of the proceeds from both albums go directly to helping Shelter’s vital work fighting homelessness and bad housing in the UK.

We’ve been touched and inspired by the goodwill, support and energy for the cause and for Audioscope that every artist has shown while we’ve been putting the album together. There’s a total of FIFTY tracks across two albums, taking in everything from electronica and experimental noise to beautiful folk and raucous guitars, there really is something for everyone.

Here’s what John Parish, who donated beautiful track ‘That Car’, said to us.

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‘Music For A Good Home – Oxford Edition’ also announced!

Another week and another album release from Audioscope! To complement our new album Music For A Good Home 3, we really wanted to showcase the best of the music scene that we call home ourselves – Oxford.

So we’re proud to present our very own snapshot of the best music from Oxfordshire, Music For a Good Home – Oxford Edition. The album is made up of 19 tracks of new and exclusive music taking in every aspect of Oxford’s diverse and rich music scene.

Over the course of the album, we take in everything from the unforgiving doom metal of Undersmile and the heartfelt Americana of Toliesel, to the instrumental post rock of Listing Ships, and speakeasy jazz of The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band. There’s also the spiky post-punk of Spinner Fall and Hot Hooves, going alongside the droney experimentation of Opened Space and Lee Riley’s LR/GW project.

The album, which also features the beautiful songwriting of Jess Hall, Tamara and The Martyrs and Jordan O’Shea on its 19-strong tracklist, is released on 16 June for a minimum donation of just £4 to Shelter, and can be preordered now from www.musicforagoodhome.com

The tracklisting for Music For A Good Home – Oxford Edition is as follows:
1. Toliesel – Brothers
2. Kid Kin – Frippery The Villain
3. Undersmile – Killer Bob
4. Jess Hall – Sail Home
5. The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band – Eynsham Witches (live)
6. Reichenbach Falls – The Best I Could
7. Hot Hooves – Limp Home Mode
8. Jordan O’Shea – These Songs Are About You, They’re Not For You
9. LR/GW – Heaven’s Silver Shadow
10. The Scholars – False Start
11. ArtClassSink – Cry For Help
12. Coma Wall – You Are My Death
13. Listing Ships – Trace Inverter (Karhide Wolves remix)
14. Opened Space – The Clearing
15. Spinner Fall – By Numbers
16. Tamara And The Martyrs – Real Bad Lover
17. Agness Pike – Boing Boing Boing
18. D Gwalia – Illuminations
19. We Aeronauts – Cope

The Oxford album goes alongside Music For A Good Home 3, which we announced last week. Featuring 31 new and exclusive tracks from the likes of Amon Tobin, Future of the Left, Seefeel and John Parish, it brings together some of the world’s finest alternative musicians to fight homelessness with every copy.

You can pre-order Music For A Good Home 3 for £7 and see the full tracklisting by clicking here.