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ROBERT RIDLEY SHACKLETON  /  COMPETITION...with more to be announced.



Ex Easter Island Head compose and perform music for Prepared Electric Guitar, Percussion + other instruments. Percussive, repetitious considered sounds.
Mechanical preparations and extended techniques // group interplay and melodic invention through purposely limited means.

"Churning pulses, alternate tunings and dense harmonic worlds...all the strings being heard at once" -  New York Times

"Free flowing genius" - Guardian




Julia Reidy makes music for processed and acoustic instruments (mostly guitars). Their recent work can be described as a series of non-traditional song forms which combine unstable harmonic territories, rhythmic elasticity and abstract narrative over stretched and episodic forms. Their recent records include In Real Life (Black Truffle, 2019), Vanish (Editions Mego, 2020) and World in World (Black Truffle, 2022), Their newest solo record Trances is set to be released via Shelter Press in October 2023. 

Notable performances in the last couple of years include Tectonics Festival (Athens, Greece), Send/Receive Festival (Winnipeg, Canada), Berlin Jazz Festival (Berlin, Germany) and Angelica Festival (Bologna, Italy). For 2023, Rewire Festival (Den Haag, NL), Stanser Musiktage (Stans, CH) End of the Road Festival (UK), as well as shows at Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg) and Jazz em Agosto Festival (Lisbon, PT) have been confirmed.
‘Properly singular material that fuses Reidy's immense knowledge of American primitive folk music with microtonal experimentalism and abstract pop vocalizing. Decidedly uncool, and all the better for it - RIYL Bill Nace, Heather Leigh or Teresa Winter.’ - Boomkat, 2022

‘… Reidy’s music always seems to be pushing against its perimeters. That makes “Vanish” a highly evocative album worth revisiting.’ - Chris Richards, the Washington Post 2020

‘Listening to “Vanish” is a visceral experience. It’s music that finds just the right balance of unbridled catharsis and restraint.’ - Vanessa Ague, the Wire 2020

‘It’s a highly unusual disruption of classic Takoma/fingerstyle with electronic drone and found sounds, at different points reminding us of everything from Hope Sandoval to late period Talk Talk, Jim O’Rourke, Tashi Wada Group and of course John Fahey, while ultimately sounding like none of them.’ - Boomkat 2019


Mun Sing’s uncompromising ingenuity of sonic weaponry explores bone rattling, fragmented cyber grime and radioactive trap templates. An attack of fluctuating polyrhythms that pan from left to right creating a delirious effect. Amplified dissonant noise. Syncopated and visceral neo-EBM drum patterns that disintegrate, dissolve and accelerate then starkly shrink with an adrenaline fuelled industrial intensity.
Mun Sing is Wright’s tool to challenge the conventions and aesthetics of modern day club culture. To experiment with ideas of inclusivity and positivity, influenced by mainstream pop music by injecting pop’s marketing methods into the more serious, austere club world. Dance routines, obnoxious visuals and brash costumes all feature in the live show, where Mun Sing uses these elements as a means to highlight inclusivity, movement and fun.


His debut LP 'Inflatable Gravestone' will be released on Planet Mu in June 2023.
'Imagine Perc and The Bug slinging dubs at each other during a subterranean soundclash full of dry ice and strobes and you’re part of the way to what the five-track ‘Witness’ sounds like' — MIXMAG




Crys Cole is a Canadian sound artist working in composition, improvised performance and sound installation. By generating subtle and imperfect sounds through simple gestures, she creates textural works that continuously retune the ear, delicately seeking to both reveal, and obscure the intricacy of seemingly mundane sounds and sources.


MICROCORPS is the new project by artist and musician Alex Tucker (Grumbling Fur, Alexander Tucker, Imbogodom) exploring electronics, cello and voice. 

The debut release, XMIT - featuring collaborations with Gazelle Twin, Nik Colk Void, Simon Fisher Turner & Astrud Steehouder - is out now on ALTER.

Tucker’s ever-evolving soundworld continues to unfold with with harsh realms centred around processed electronic systems, strings and vocal manipulations. MICROCORPS employs altered voices, sound synthesis and atomised beat constructions.

Tracks are born from a balance between composition and improvisation within set parameters. At each stage audio is heavily processed and then reconfigured, setting up systems that are non-repeatable, where decisions can be premeditated and intuitive but never the same with each performance




Haress are a collective of musicians based in the Shropshire Hills Their music is rooted in the feel and tradition of British folk but expands out of any genre boundaries through the use of improvisation, texture and amplification. 
They intertwine dark and repetitive electric guitar figures to create a hypnotic, mantra-like state, the playing working on a kind of unspoken telepathy until it’s impossible for the onlooker to work out which player is responsible for which sound amid the warm, enveloping hum of valve amps. 

Current album Ghosts is out on Wrongspeed Records.




A group creating loud noise rock, while embracing free playing music involving jazz, percussion, tape loops and manipulated vocals.
Fans of scronked electronics, bulging noise blasts, wailing sax & Kalashnikov drums will find a lot to love here.



Ecka Mordecai is a British artist based in London.
Situated between sonic, performative and olfactory disciplines, her work is driven by sensation: entwining cello, horsehair harp, voice, eggflute, scent and improvisation into time-based objects expressive of emotional complexity. 
Both intimate and exacting, this body-driven practice defies formal constraints, undoing the limits of genre and allowing for works such as Aequill Sound, a line of niche perfumes inspired by elements of the East London soundscape, or Promise & Illusion (Otoroku, 2022), the album in which Ecka explores myriad internal states using the compositional device of a creaking door hinge (or charniére).
Performing since 2010, Ecka has appeared alongside the likes of David Toop, Malvern Brume, Thurston Moore, Keeley Forsyth, Ilan Volkov, Ex-Easter Island Head, Greta Buitkute, Dave Birchall and Kate Armitage. She has played at Cafe OTO, BBC Glasgow, Islington Mill and inside a Berlin wasserturm, amongst others.
She has projects with Revox tape performer Valerio Tricoli in the duo Mordecoli (The Addiction, Hedione 2022), and in the trio Circæa with Andrew Chalk and Tom James Scott (The Bridge of Dreams, Faraway Press, 2019).



RRS The Cardboard Prince has been a long serving staple of the underground playing in pub back rooms, Big Poo's fight club and Madison Square Gardens.
But finally the original corrugated mango is coming to the big brassy Boundaries festival.
“Robert Ridley-Shackleton launches into the wonky elecro-funk of “Suzy”. The songs grinding synth bass and shunting beats are a platform for inspired ad-libs about Christmas presents and swan punching, punctuated by falsetto yelps and howls. Taking requests, he sings snatches of Black Sabbath and Queen while scrunching plastic packaging and rattling a Tupperware box. He shimmies, he shakes, he drops to his knees. The Cardboard Prince is here 4 U.” - Wire magazine.

RRS runs Cardboard Club a label of fine corrugation from fine artists.


Competition aka Craig Pollard makes (mild) pop music and performs with a sampler and voice. the work is interested in ideas of efficiency, intimacy, repetition and sharedness as they exist within practices of popular music.
Competition is the music making moniker of Craig Pollard. Based in Newcastle (UK), Craig makes experimental pop music that plays with sparseness and vulnerability, pitched down samples and orchestral programming, crafting songs that build hooks from within their limited materials. He has performed across the UK with artists like Ana Roxanne, Julia Reidy, caroline, Rattle and No Age, and releases have came out via Slip, Oob and Bleak Spring. He publishes writing on music and art making, with a collection of writing on Glasgow’s Tgigitffy, and hosts a monthly radio show on Slack’s.



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