We are thrilled to announce an evening of unique music from Teenage Sequence, Silver Tower and Tiniuc on Friday 3 February at The Art House.
An evening of uplifting, thoughtful electronica, spoken word and multi-instrumental beats with social commentary in our intimate Bunker178 performance space.
Featuring Teenage Sequence – genre-busting spoken word over a bright dance beat, Silver Tower – sleek and powerful sounds from a brand new project and Tiniuc – Chapman stick playing rock and electronic music exploring yearning and nostalgia, perfectly capturing these times in layered sounds.
On June 1st 2021, London-born South-Asian multi-instrumentalist/ songwriter/ producer Dewan-Dean Soomary released his first single as Teenage Sequence, ‘All This Art’. Released by trans/queer US label Get Better Records, ‘All This Art’ turned a scathing eye on the hypocrisies of a music industry that doesn’t want face its own racial shortcomings— while poking fun at itself and sarcastically sending up the warped relationship we all have to ourselves and our art.
Clocking in at 6.29 of spoken word over a dance beat as bright, tart, and cutting as the song’s lyrics, “All This Art” broke modern rules of songwriting in favour of brutal honesty and bittersweet fun. It found critical praise from the likes of Flood Magazine, Alt Press, Stereogum, and Under the Radar; it was playlisted by NPR and received heavy radio play from the likes of Soho Radio, KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, Double J and KEXP, the last of which made it their song of week and featured Teenage Sequence as the face of their weekly “Music That’s Been Great” mix.
“The City is Hungover” takes the listener on a weary, self-deprecating journey through the morning after the night before. The video was directed by internationally-known Brazilian sculptor Juliana Cerquiera-Leite. The track reached across genre lines, winning fans from the likes of Radio-X’s legendary John Kennedy (who made Hungover his X-Posure Hot One), the late, great Janice Long, Giles Bidder and Simone Butler of Soho Radio, another KEXP playlisting— and even one of the godfathers of grunge, Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, who included “The City is Hungover” in his top 5 songs of 2021. (
The band has shows lined up at some of the coolest festivals London has to offer, collaborations with several bands on the horizon, and an imminent debut album full of acid-tongued and relatable stories about the humiliations and alienations of modern life: the casual racism of the music industry or the endless series of hangovers that keep you stuck as an eternal kid, the despair of living in a world on the verge of destruction, the yearning when you fall in love despite all of this. Lush synthesizers, fuzzy guitars, and relentless 909 beats build a soundscape that is as sleek, pulsing, merciless, and ultimately as irresistible as London itself— demanding that the listener dance, even as it reminds them that the dance-floor is burning.
Charlie Smith introduces:
SILVER TOWER (Southampton)
Ethereal sounds in a concrete jungle! Ossy & LouisDraw from a range of inspirations, crafting a sound that’s simultaneously imposing, sleek and powerful.
Cybernetic Pipe Dream, by Tiniuc) represents Tiniuc’s debut as a solo artist. Its five tracks include aggressive electro-metal bangers, retro-inspired synthwave anthems and everything in between.
The first two tracks, Filthy Sin & Unholy Industry, express the frustration of being born in a flawed world without the agency to fix anything about it. The third track, Origins, is a meditation on the limited amount of time we can spend with our loved ones, and how we must make the most of it. The last two tracks embody yearning: Eternal Cobalt remembers better days in recent memory, while Nostalgia 1983 describes longing for an era you never lived through.
If you know, you know to be excited.