Sloth Racket @ DJAZZ Festival
Back for its 2nd year, DJAZZ: The Durham City Jazz Festival brings you an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional jazz set against the backdrop of some of Durham’s most intriguing venues. This Summer Sloth Racket embark upon a UK tour to celebrate the release of their third studio album on the Luminous Label, ‘A Glorious Monster’ (out 4th June). The band of UK improvisers is led by baritone saxophonist Cath Roberts, with Sam Andreae on alto saxophone, Anton Hunter on guitar, Seth Bennett on bass and Johnny Hunter on drums. Their shapeshifting sound ranges across musical territories taking in fiery free jazz, minimal improv textures and heavy riffs.
‘The group’s ability to move freely from jointly articulated statements to darkly atmospheric extended techniques is remarkable.’ – The Wire