Sloth Racket + Molten2 + The Hockey
Sloth Racket is a quintet of UK improvisers led by baritone saxophonist Cath Roberts, with Anton Hunter (Beck Hunters, Article XI) on guitar, Sam Andreae (Trio Riot, Silence Blossoms) on tenor saxophone, Seth Bennett (Metamorphic, En Bas Quartet) on bass and Johnny Hunter (Nat Birchall, Johnny Hunter Quartet) on drums. The group play Cath’s compositions, combining written fragments with graphic notation to explore the balance between freedom and structure. The results range across musical territories from fiery free jazz, to minimal improv textures, to deep grooves.
Molten² are guitarist Chris Sharkey and saxophonist Christophe Debezenac (trioVD), both of which have forged impressive profiles in the UK improvised music scene. The Hockey, is drummer Beau Stocker (Stocker/Eyes), whose rhythmic inspiration originates from his experiences in East Africa. Together, their inexhaustible energy presents musical journeys, guided by rhythmic elements, that weave together sound narratives from their live electronics and acoustic instruments. Hold on to your stick, this ice could get bumpy, remain silent.