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PLAID

+ Surgeons Girl

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PLAID, the seminal experimental electronic project consisting of Ed Handley and Andy Turner have enjoyed long and uncompromising careers as pioneers within their genre – citing innovation as the core driving force behind their musical output.

Now celebrating thirty years with WARP Records, the duo have returned with their eleventh album, ‘Feorm Falorx’ – a playful and wondrous collection of songs rife with a firm understanding of melodicism that has enticed music fans to the project since its formation in the late 80s.

Sitting at the heart of global electronica, Ed Handley and Andy Turner are the perfect encapsulation of what the electronic music of their generation was all about  – bringing new rhythmic variation, emotive melody and sensual textures to electronic music in stark contrast to the white heat of the rave explosion. Though PLAID’s sound palette has been meticulously refined over the years, their focus has remained the same: intricate but always grooving rhythm, immersive listening experience and melodies and sound design that connect direct to the emotional centres. And so it goes on, but always with their constant studio experimentation driving everything.

Presented by Bristol Beacon & Simple Things

Standing event

Age: 14+ (Under 18’s to be accompanied by an adult)

Start time: 19:00
Finish: 22:00

“a unique strain of listenable, hyper-melodic experimental electronic music that fits the frequently maligned tag “Intelligent Dance Music” all while sounding truly like no one else.”

Pitchfork

Support from

Surgeons Girl

Sinead McMillan – under the moniker Surgeons Girl, has seamlessly established themselves as one of the most exciting projects to emerge from Bristol in recent years with their intoxicating brand of otherworldly avant-techno.

Since their 2020 debut with Bristol-based label Livity Sound, Surgeons Girl has asserted that their music is a force to be reckoned with – immersive, experimental and otherworldly. A sound that is somehow both ethereal IDM and deeply emotive electronica – true devotion to sonic exploration, rife with delicately sequenced arpeggios, seismic bass and relentless percussion.

The venue

Strange Brew

Getting to the venue

Location: Strange Brew is located on Fairfax Street, a short distance from Broadmead Shopping Quarter (160m) and the west end of Castle Park (160m).

Address: Strange Brew, 10-12 Fairfax St, Bristol BS1 3DB

Bicycle

Bicycle racks can be found outside Strange Brew on Fairfax Street and Nelson Street. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

There is limited on street parking available outside the venue and paid parking available behind the venue at the NCP Car Park (All Saints Street).

Bristol Clean Air Zone

Strange Brew is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. View a map of the Zone and check if your vehicle will be charged.

Bus

The closest bus stops are Nelson Street (100m) and Union Street (160m).

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Access

Mobility

Strange Brew is wheelchair accessible with step-free level access throughout. Lowered bar serving points and disabled access viewing areas are available

Toilets

Accessible toilets are available.

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are welcome in the venue.

Hearing Facility

There is no induction loop facility at this venue.

 

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