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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.

LINE-UP:

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A'BEAR

London

“Synthy/vocal/techno/experimental/rap/rainbow workout- heart-to-the-core- from my solar plexus to yours:::::” 

Described by Resident Advisor as ‘wonderfully unhinged’, A’bear combines psychedelic polyrhythms with distorted bass lines and warped vocals.

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AS LOUD AS A MOUSE

Reading

Two-man punk band. Simple Math Rock and/or Fight Pop.

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BEX BURCH

London

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.

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COOL JERKS

Leeds

Sharp drums, driving bass and broken guitars; all held together with acerbic blood and spit vocals.

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JOHN Q MICROWAVE

London

Everyone’s favourite mysterious technoid appliance.

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LOW MODER

Lincoln

Fuzzy, pulsating noise-rock.

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MASQUERADER

Reading

a contrast of noisy experimental electronics and a live-instrument rhythm section that balances tricky time signatures with moshpit energy - referencing acts like Clipping., Death Grips, Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Glassjaw, Tool, and Show Me The Body.

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Mike Neaves

London

The sounds of inside out synths, scattered drums, and the smashed up insides of a piano

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ORDER OF THE TOAD

Glasgow

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."

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RECIPROCATE

London

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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SWILL

Reading

NEW BAND!  Two synths and a drum machine.  Veering from doom to rave.

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TARA CLERKIN TRIO

Bristol

Using looped and layered clarinet, vocals, samples, keys & percussion, Tara Clerkin Trio spin you into spacy beguile.

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Reading

Sounds taken from the Perseverance Rover recorded on the planet Mars and put through every effect he could get his grubby fucking hands on.

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TUTU'S ETHIOPIAN TABLE

Reading

Delicious dinners from our favourite.