On Thursday 7th October at Sidney & Matilda we held our first in-person show in eighteen months! It was a stonking double header with Kavus Torabi (Knifeworld, The Utopia Strong, Gong, Guapo, Cardiacs) and Michael Woodman (Thumpermonkey) playing solo sets, supported by our good friends New Ghost.
// Kavus Torabi //
Kavus Torabi’s songs dwell on mortality, love and loss. He uses disquieting themes as a way of establishing a context for transcendent bliss.
Over the last two decades, as one of Britain’s most inventive songwriters over numerous bands and projects (including Knifeworld, The Utopia Strong, Gong, Guapo, Cardiacs), Torabi has carved out an unmistakeable identity.
// Michael Woodman //
Thumpermonkey guitarist/vocalist Michael Woodman releases his debut solo album ‘Psithurism’ on Friday, 6th August 2021, through Believers Roast. Named for the ancient Greek term for wind in the trees, ‘Psithurism’ moves away from Woodman’s maximalist sci-fi contributions to Thumpermonkey’s recent ‘Make Me Young Etc’, inhabiting instead the quiet interstices between mossy wet stones.
‘Murder ballads with funny counting’, if you like – fusing 70s progressive influences with 80s Scott Walker and weird fiction – sinister narratives featuring backwoods criminality, cryptids hidden in the shin-tangle, recently burned buildings hissing in rain, and the warm, sad ochre of nostalgia.
// New Ghost //
A séance for dead pets
A group effort
It goes away if you wait too long
New Ghost are a Sheffield based collective making expansive music that encompasses elements of post-rock, prog and shoegaze to form a recipe that is quite their own.
Thursday 7th October 2021, 7:30pm at Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield S1 4RH
Tickets £12 advance (£6 concessions) including booking fees
Age restrictions 14+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)
Free carer / personal assistant tickets available and full accessibility information available on request – please contact us for more details.