(Thurs 22 September / 8pm / £7 advance)
New York City's Thomas Truax (pronounced troo-aks) is a left-field troubadour and inventor/player of strange self-made instruments like his now legendary 'Hornicator' and a motorised mechanical drum machine called 'Sister Spinster'. He employs these and other contraptions as well as traditional instruments in exceptionally crafted, witty and often touching songs. Splendid magazine called him "one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you've never heard of...an exceptional talent, unique and resistant to comparison, yet fairly accessible even to casual listeners."
He's got three acclaimed original albums and under his belt ('Audio Addiction', 'Full Moon Over Wowtown', and 'Why Dogs Howl at the Moon') and his fourth, 'Songs From The Films Of David Lynch'(SL/Psycho Teddy records 2009), is his first all-covers album. He has toured nearly constantly for the past seven years, including support tours with the Dresden Dolls and Duke Special. He's played Glastonbury and Edinburgh Fringe festivals and appeared on MTV. His own radio serial, The Wowtown News, plays on Resonance FM in London. http://www.thomastruax.com
BugBrand creates unique electronic sound devices, revelling in the meeting of art and science, where the inner workings of analogue circuits open up to present new sonic worlds. http://www.bugbrand.co.uk
Art Vandelay has grown tired of attempting to write that most elusive of literary beasts, The Great Plymothian Novel. He has dusted off his axe and ironed his good shirt to bring you songs that speak of outdoor exercise routines, rum doings and total desperation.