a.P.A.t.T. Wave Machines, Mercy + more * THIS SAT at ST Brides Church, Liverpool
YOU SIMPLY HAVE TO COME TO THIS
a.P.A.t.T. playing in a CHURCH with one of liverpools super wonderful numbers WAVE MACHINES
WAVE IF YOU’RE REALLY THERE #3:
Staring a.P.A.t.T. Wave Machines, Salena Godden and Byron Vincent, plus Mercy residents and loads more shenanegans.
Saturday October 18th
7 – 11pm (last entry at 8pm)
@ St Brides Church, Percy Street, Liverpool
Bring your dads booze.
£5, advance tickets only: get them online at http://www.showmercy.co.uk, or by ringing the office on 0151 7089781 or Nathan on 0787766050
Featuring brand new music, poetry and multimedia collaborations, and specially commissioned artworks from Liverpool’s most exciting artists!!!
Our only Liverpool-based headline act are a 6-piece collective whose shows have shaken the UK scene to the core. Mercy have been trying to book them for ages. Now we have noise! a.P.A.t.T. officially began with the completion of a C90 cassette tape in 1998, and the disjointed, non-specific, omni-style of this recording influenced the multi-instrumentalist, ‘anti-hierarchical’ nature of their performances thereafter. Synthetic guitars, monosynth, melodica, drums, guitar, glockenspiel, cello, accordion, tin whistle…. This is the pinnacle of modern instrumentalism and craftsmanship.
“If you want something challenging, something beautiful, something different, something violent, something soothing, something like you’ve never heard before then this is where you need to go” Sean Organ
Back with a full set this month, the co-directors of WIYRT have been winning plaudits across the media-sphere for their summer mini-tour, and latest release I Go I Go I Go, including big-ups from Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens and feature-slots on Radio 1, Radio 6 and XFM.
Melodic excellence, a ruthless attention to detail and sublime song-writing lends an unparalleled quality to their performances, and this gig in their spiritual home has the promise to answer your prayers.
“Wave Machines will one day take over the world” Clash
Plus DJ Igor Hax
As recommended by just about everyone on the scene, Byron is a bitterly funny manc with special line in roughneck patter. He was a highlight at many of this years prestigious literary events including Cheltenham, Oxford Literature Festival, Glastonbury and Latitude Festival. His raucous, bitter brand of humour has won him slams across the UK, including Shambala, Secret Garden and the BBC Manchester Literary Festival.
“A consummate performer, achingly funny. The brightest new star on the block.” Apples and snakes.
Famous for her sleazy, high-octane performances, Salena brought the house down when she performed at Korova for us a few years ago, and since then she’s had a massive book deal from Harper Colins for her autobiography, Springfield Road. Her band Saltpeter released their second single ‘I’m Not Gay But…’ last year, on Fred Label.
“Salena is a tour de force. Rather than perfecting a style she is style. Like most artists of note – there is no-one like her” Lemn Sissay
Death in Upper Duke Street by Lizzie Nunnery
Originally a commission for BBC Radio 3 this play was inspired by the poetry and paintings of Adrian Henri. A poet faced by Death is taken on a journey through the key moments of his life and art. This new audio visual version of the ten minute piece will celebrate Henri’s work in the most appropriate setting, at the heart of his beloved L8.
Lizzie’s play Intemperance was produced at the Liverpool Everyman in October 2007 and published by Faber. She is Pearson Playwright in Residence at the Liverpool Everyman for 2008.
Plus residents Nathan Jones and Ross G Sutherland getting down and pleading with The Big Man.
Founding director of the legendary Jump Ship Rat arts venue and production company, Ben’s artistic history reads like a maniac’s rap-sheet. He was responsible for ‘Ballet Mechanique’, the sonic junk street machine made of a milk float, which starred in last years Biennial, and last time he exhibited with Mercy he was operating a machine that smashed an upright piano to pieces. One of the most consistently dynamic and relevant artists in the city, he’s also a great photographer, academic, curator, spokesman and advocate for independent art. The perfect guest for our funeral.