The Bug vs Dylan Carlson's Earth to make live debut at Supersonic Festival

Feature by News Team | 15 Apr 2015

Birmingham's Supersonic Festival has today announced plans to host the debut live performance between two uncompromising and quite naturally aligned masters of ambience, The Bug's Kevin Martin and Dylan Carlson of Seattle-raised drone titans Earth.

A collaboration that has been in the offing for some time, the initial fruits of their alliance began to crystallise in last December's Boa/Cold EP.

Martin will follow up his performance with Carlson by inviting grime veteran Flowdan onstage. As previously announced, experimental sound manipulator Holly Herndon will also bring her challenging new live show to this year’s installment. The Tennessee-raised artist joins a rich bill featuring Will Gregory's Moog Ensemble, Liima (the new project from Danish indie trio Efterklang, alongside Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö), post-punk progenitors The Pop Group, and Elizabeth Bernholz – aka Gazelle Twin – for the multi-layered festival, which takes place this June. The full line-up can be found below.

The festival has also confirmed that the Moog Sound Lab will make an appearance at the festival, offering electronic musicians the chance of a mini-residency to experiment with a range of analogue synths.

Supersonic 2015 runs from 11–15 Jun at various venues across Birmingham; tickets are onsale here now.

The line-up in full:
Apostille / Afework Nigussie / Circuit Des Yeux / Eternal Tapestry / Flamingods / Gazelle Twin / Happy Meals / Holly Herndon / Jiří Wehle / Liima – Efterklang + Tatu Rönkkö / Liturgy / Phil Tyler / Ravioli Me Away / Rhodri Davies / Richard Dawson /  Selventer / Sex Swing / Six Organs of Admittance/ Slow Magic / The Bug vs Dylan Carlson From Earth/ The Pop Group / Tomaga / Will Gregory Moog Ensemble / Wildbirds and Peacedrums / Woven Skull 


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