Shepherds of Cats + David McLean, Lauren Bolger & Vj Pietrushka
Paradox and Tombed Visions Records present a night of otherwordly improv, spoken word and automatic composition.
Shepherds of Cats + Vj Pietrushka, Anglo-Polish group will be touring England this July. The band will be joined by David McLean, Manchester based saxophonist and Tombed Visions Records label owner who has previously worked with Gnod, Charles Hayward, A-Sun Amissa and Konstrukt. The group will be joined for an exclusive special appearance by prolific Manchester musician and award winning poet Lauren Bolger, founder and frontwoman of Locean, member of Water and frequent collaborator and promoter on the cities improvised and fringe music scene, recently performing with Thurston Moore.
Shepherds of Cats is a quartet formed in early 2014. Having instant and strong understanding they explore the outer limits of good taste and push the limits of what should be considered as acceptable. Their attention to detail is impeccable and have created a deep trust to support each other in the most obscure and ridiculous tangents. Using improvisation as their working method, they create sonic stories and worlds, drenched in incredulity at their own existence. Their compositions are created in real time and may suspend time as well as good taste and other senses. They are sound hunters, gathering and re-appropriating sounds in sometimes inappropriate manners. They are well mannered, have shame but no ego.