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unpopular music in Reading
DOUBLEDOTBASH is one day of eclectic music curated by doubledotdash!? and South Street arts centre.
combining some of the most exciting acts in the UK underground music scene, with some from further afield and the cream of Reading's music scene. There will be 2 intimate indoor stages running simultaneously from 4pm. There will also be good times.
Bex Burch is a composer, percussionist, producer and instrument maker. Employing percussion and hand made xylophones, she has carved out a unique sonic space for herself. Her restless creativity and desire to embrace new musical challenges across a range of percussive instruments have led to collaborations with a diverse range of artists such as Peter Zummo, Kuljit Bhamra, Sarathy Korwar, Tamar Osborn, Leafcutter John, Mariá Portugal and Evelyn Glennie. Her recorded music with Boing!, Flock and her celebrated band Vula Viel has seen her straddle the divergent worlds of minimalism, post punk, and improvisation with equal success.
ORDER OF THE TOAD
As described by Monoral Music:
"Melodically, Order of the Toad have something of a medieval fixation, filtered through late 60s influences which end up sounding something like Jefferson Airplane - not least in vocalist Gemma "The Wharves" Fleet's powerful lung-force - mixed with British psyche heat.. think Kaleidoscope or even Syd Barrett drug-damaged whimsy. There's no other band doing this in the U.K. that we know of, a musically rich tapestry woven from strands outside current trends."
A touch & feel power-trio, Reciprocate emerged from the ashes of Shield Your Eyes and The Wharves in the summer of 2018. They write romantic soul ballads and play them with an intense feel at high volume. Vibrato style guitar, very stirred drumming and feel-ridden bass back up the earnest singing of self-penned love songs.
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