Travelling cult event Unhinged Festival comes to London on Friday 23rd November at the legendary 'Electric Brixton' club. Unhinged is a multi-disciplinary festival comprising arts, music, film, fashion, and performance art.
Underneath a ceiling mounted sculpture gallery, Ghost Poet (DJ set), Shlomo, Ben Ottewell (Gomez), Quixote, Ysan Roche, Lazarus and the Plane Crash and special guests will perform on the main stage, surrounded by two exhibition floors of London's most innovative visual artists, fashion designers and film makers. Creator of London's biggest indie club night, Buttoned Down Disco, and festival stalwart Christian Laing will be rocking the dancefloor alongside Ghostpoet in the wee hours with his alternative club night of mash-ups and rare versions of huge hits 'Cover to Cover'
Ghostpoet is the experimental hip hop star of the year, and DJs for the London Unhinged Festival afterparty, spinning a collection of beastly tunes for the first half of the post-live-act club night. A Mercury Prize nominee, Ghostpoet recently released debut album 'Peanutter Blues & Melancholy Jam' and his performance at London Unhinged comes at the end of a series of tour dates all over Europe as his profile continues to rise as one of Britain's biggest hip hop stars.
Shlomo is a world champion beatboxer, conductor of the world's first ever beatbox orchestra, and world loopstation champion. Following his incredible solo performance on the Jools Hooland show, Shlomo has gone on to perform at almost every major festival imaginable, collaborating live and in the studio with everyone from Bjork to Ed Sheeran, Martha Wainwright to Get Cape Wear Cape Fly.
Ben Ottewell, singer and songwriter for indie-folk superstars Gomez, who with a Mercury Prize, US Number 1 album, NME and Q awards and over a decade of huge hits, has recently released his debut solo album 'Shapes and Shadows' to universal critical acclaim. The gravel voiced singer's debut is a masterpiece in harmonic beauty, with a real maturity, fragility and sense of purpose that singles him out amongst his peers. Ben will open London Unhinged's stage line up with an acoustic solo set of songs from his solo album and Gomez classics.
Cover to Cover is the brain child of Christian Laing, founder and DJ for London's iconic Buttoned Down Disco, and Sean Rowley (Guilty Pleasures). Laing, formerly known as DJ Dollyrocker, will be rocking the Unhinged dance floor following the stage shows climax. His rise to fame as London's most successful indie DJ has seen perform regular Glastonbury sets to over 70,000 people, slots at dozens of major UK festivals and warming up for artists such as Blur.
Quixote are one 2013's industry tips, combining a trashy blues with an avant garde alternative rock. Originally hailing from London where the band lived and recorded together on a recording studio house boat under Battersea Power Station, the band are now signed to Parisian label GoneProd, and have received critical acclaim for their debut album 'Devil in a Bunny Suit, Angel in a Cocktail Dress.' Described by European media as being 'between Tom Waits and Nick Cave....as wonderfully bluesy and despicable as promised' and 'carrying the vocal ease of Jeff Buckley, with a trickster-like nature....just when you think you know where the songs are going, they take you somewhere else,' Quixote return to London following a tour of France for this London Unhinged.
Ysan Roche is the founder of Black Yelllow Pop, a genre encompassing goth, rock, pop, dance and bassline. An extravagant and decadent stage show has led hundreds of thousands of people to her YouTube channel as she brings a dark yet cheeky glamour to the world. Ysan will be releasing 'Bass Gun,' the first single from her forthcoming album 'Vagabondivas' at Unhinged.
Lazarus & the Plane Crash open the stage set as one of London's hotly tipped breakthrough acts. UNCUT magazine described them as "deranged gypsy pop meets Tom Waits, an oddball dark delight" and their influences - Captain Beefheart, Django, Scott Walker, Brighton Rock, Screamin' Jay Hawins' - would be revelling in their legacy. Their album 'Horseplay' is available now.
Unhinged Exhibition showcases a ceiling suspended sculpture gallery, live painting show from renowned street artist legend 'Blam' and a two tier exhibition of London's finest artists, fashion designers and film makers, with a screening of Yellow by Ryan Haysom and Jon Britt amongst the most celebrated of the works on offer. Yellow screens at 8pm as doors open, so get in early to catch his and Gomez's Ben Ottewell performance straight after.
For more information on the artists, sculptors, fashon designers, film makers and other performers, keep an eye on www.unhingedfestival.com for more information.