Xiu Xiu at Koko // 04.04.13

In celebration of Swans’ 30th Anniversary, Michael Gira curates Mouth To Mouth Festival at London’s Koko on Thursday 4th of April. Performances by Grouper, Xiu Xiu, Ben Frost and Mercury Rev’s Cinematic Silent Sound Tettix Wave Experiment, will take place over the evening. With a closing slot by the mighty Swans themselves.

Says Gira, “This is the first installment in what we hope to be a yearly festival, focused on disparate music and genres. Artists are chosen based on their ability to resuscitate, set fire to the air, or to mesmerize. All of the performers chosen for this year’s festival I find personally to be compelling in this regard. The goal: joy!”

For tickets and further info visit the Koko website.

Seeking Musicians



Happy, snowy January to you!

A young, female singer-songwriter is on the lookout for a London based drummer / percussionist, guitarist, bassist and keyboard/synth player and/or multi-instrumentalists.

It would be great if they were happy to sing harmonies and backing vocals although it isn’t vital.

Do let us know if you’d be interested in hearing the music and meeting up to play.

She is looking to tour from the Spring onwards.

6 Music’s Greatest Hits – The Walkmen/Midlake/Fleet Foxes/The Flaming Lips

6 Music launches ‘6Music’s Greatest Hits’ today– a Top 100 poll to find out what the listeners think is the single greatest track released during 6Music’s lifetime…

Some of our artists’ jams are in the final hundred:

- The Walkmen: ‘The Rat’
- The Flaming Lips: ‘Do You Realise’
- Midlake: ‘Roscoe’
- Fleet Foxes: ‘Mykonos’

The vote runs until end of play on Friday 25th Jan, with the 100 played out in order from 9am – 7pm on Friday Feb 1st.

GO FORTH AND VOTE! Here is the link.