All proceeds go to Hestia and All About Trans
CARLA DAL FORNO is an Australian multi-instrumentalist. She is a member of the groups F ingers and Tarcar, and formerly cult Melbourne outfit Mole House.
Her debut solo album, “You Know What It’s Like”, was released on Blackest Ever Black in Autumn 2016:
“psychedelic folk delivered with (post-)punk economy. Drifting in space while still tethered to the ground. Astral tones blurred with earth sounds: wood, bone, breath, skin, dirt. Ending and beginning, dying and becoming. Longing for adventure and an unquiet life. Struggling to get out of bed.”
This year saw the release of new EP “The Garden”, “a compact masterpiece from a remarkable artist who – frighteningly, excitingly – has only just begun to hit her stride.”
HELM is Luke Younger, a sound artist and experimental musician based in London, working with a vast array of revolving instrumentation and abstract sound sources. Younger’s compositions build dense aural landscapes that incorporate elements of musique concrete and industrial music alongside hallucinatory drones and various acousmatic phenomena.
MEDDICINE, aka Monika Krol, is a post-punk synthesist who plays fractured noise pop over a backing track of industrial soundscapes. Clattering, throbbing and oscillating her way through old sounds and new, Meddicine produces some of the darkest, most-damaged and affecting analogue electronic music you are likely to hear on this planet or any other.
PETER SIMPSON is best known as one half of Circuit Breaker, the London-based post-industrial duo. More recently he has been working on his own “heavily deconstructed new wave” solo material, and this will be his first ever live outing.
Hestia is the largest provider of domestic abuse refuges in London and has the largest team of specialists working to combat modern slavery across the Capital and the South East. Across their broad range of services, they also help people find a permanent home, manage their finances, take care of their health, and access work, training or education, as well as providing emotional and practical support to help people succeed in their daily lives.
All About Trans looks at creative ways to encourage greater understanding between trans people and media professionals to support better, more sensitive representation in the UK media. The project offers the trans community a platform to speak out against the prejudice they may experience and promotes engagement between the wide diversity of trans voices and the media.
New River Studios, 199 Eade Road, London N4 1DN
£6 on the door (carers free/no-one turned away for lack of funds)
Flat access / Accessible toilets
PLEASE NOTE: Strobe lighting will be used during Helm’s performance
Shake Appeal is a series of monthly benefit shows that aim to a provide practical means for redistributing funds amongst various charities and organisations by harnessing the energy of DIY/punk music:
ACQUISITION THROUGH ANGER
CASH FROM CHAOS
DELIVERANCE FROM DESPAIR
RESISTANCE THROUGH REVENUE