Sloth Racket + Shatner’s Bassoon
For the Leeds leg of the Sloth Racket ‘A Glorious Monster’ Tour we’re at Wharf Chambers with the mighty Shatner’s Bassoon, as our two tours collide! Join us…
Sloth Racket is a band of UK improvisers 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. They play Cath’s compositions, combining written fragments with graphic notation to explore the balance between freedom and structure. The results are always different, and so far have ranged across musical territories taking in fiery free jazz, minimal improv textures and heavy riffs. They release their third studio album ‘A Glorious Monster’ on the Luminous label this June.
‘The group’s ability to move freely from jointly articulated statements to darkly atmospheric extended techniques is remarkable.’ – The Wire
Steeped in malfunctioning improvisation, passive-aggressive minimalism, surreal avant-punk and free jazz trances, Leeds quintet Shatner’s Bassoon sound like little else. Since their formation in 2010, the experimental outfit’s intense maelstrom of beguiling yet disturbing noise has earned the group a reputation as a must-see live act.
Each member has a wide and disparate influence and approach to making music which all filters into the bands overall sound of evasive song structures, angular rhythms and anxiety inducing psychedelia.