The Victoria presents Thumpermonkey, Lost Crowns, Kavus Torabi (solo set)The Victoria31st May 2019

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  • £8 Advance


“There’s modern classical, metal, jazz, and post-rock in the complicated theatre of this Scott Walker-esque fin-de-siecle fever dream that loops in Magma, Peter Hammill, Gentle Giant and Shudder to Think for a challenging yet beautifully constructed listen”.

“…an audacious and utterly absorbing statement from a band that have always seemed to revel in their shadowy, underground status, but that here sound ready to step into the light and blow some minds”

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Hawking their debut album Every Night Something Happens, are an avant-psych supergroup who play complex dream-like songs with a very large number of notes. They’re not showing off – they just feel that way. It’s difficult for them but easy for you. After all, a humming bird beats its wings a lot but what a lovely sound (if you like that sort of thing). Pretty “far-out”, as they used to call it. Piano, harmonium, harpsichord, clarinet, Vox amps, double-kick drums – that kind of stuff. The head will leave the body.

“Lost Crowns could be a new national musical treasure waiting to be unearthed.” Prog Magazine

“One of our favourite new bands” Stuart Maconie

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“London based, genre fluid, psychedelic musician/ composer, Kavus Torabi, has been sorting the heads from the haircuts since the late 90’s. The perennial square peg, Torabi is a mainstay of several cult bands, including Knifeworld, Cardiacs, Gong and Guapo. Torabi will be performing brand new music from his forthcoming solo album using his voice, guitar and a hand-pumped harmonium.”

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