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Drone and doom…

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Ambient drone duo Nadja are set to headline an eclectic night at the Hammer and Anvil in Birmingham early in the New Year. Joining them on the Subterranean-sponsored show are Hundred Year Old Man and local underground favourites Khost, writes Paul Castles.

Originally from Toronto, since relocating to Berlin Nadja have toured Europe extensively and bring their challenging and yet compelling sounds to Birmingham on Friday 16 February.

Consisting of Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff, Nadja will slowly peel back a mindspinning selection of surreal sounds of varying velocity that veer between drone and electro.

Sparsely used vocal tones are occasionally allowed to pierce through the mist although generally Nadja’s melodic dark soundscapes are more than sufficient to stand alone. Be prepared for not so much expect a gig as an existential experience.

Hundred Year Old Man are a six-piece post metal group from Leeds with a new EP out at the end of January. The Yorkshire crew have compositions that consist of heavy doom riffage.

They’ve shared a stage in the past year with the likes of Deafheaven, Ohhms, Moloken, Employed To Serve, Conjurer, Fen, Opium Lord, Canvas and Wren which gives you some kind of insight into the dark waters in which they swim.

The local boys on the Hammer and Anvil bill are the incredible Khost who should be known to all those with an ear to the more extreme protagonists of Birmingham’s underground scene.

  • Tickets for this phenomenal line-up are just £8 if purchased by December 31, after which admission rises to £10. For further details about this show please click here.


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