Sun 24 February 2019 // 20:00
Raiments are a Berlin-based avant garde musical collective, the brainchild of lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mano Camatsos. Mano’s unorthodox electric guitar style is inspired by hip hop, ethnological recordings and 20th century classical music. His abstract lyrics meet an ever rotating procession of strings, woodwinds, brass and electronics all held down by a locked groove. Raiments recently played at the Fusion Festival 2018 in Germany and are looking to continue their increasing momentum.
Bell Lungs is a prolific experimental vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Scotland, responding to, reflecting and forming part of the fractured world we live in. Her performances incorporate mellotron swirls, shrieks and whoops, layered harmonies, baroque pop feels, drone, field recordings and noisebox mayhem to create meditative journeys through sound, centred around a voice David Keenan deemed “elemental” in The Wire. She has toured extensively across Europe and North America, including Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Sweden.
Bell Lungs has appeared on BBC Radio 6 (Stuart Maconie’s Freakzone, 2018), BBC Radio 3 (Late Junction, 2017) and BBC Radio 4 (“Master Rock”, 2015), and performed at Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (2018), Fort Process (2018), Swansea International Festival (2018) and Edinburgh Art Festival (2017)
Upcoming release “Wolves Behind Us” will be out in early 2019. Previous limited edition releases “Phosphodendrophobia” (cassette tape, 2018) and “Mosul Dam” (lathe cut, 2017) are sold out, but available to download digitally.