Kavus Torabi, Michael Woodman and New Ghost

Kavus Torabi & Michael Woodman @ Buds & Spawn Oct-21

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 @ Buds & Spawn Oct-21 photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Michael Woodman @ Buds & Spawn Oct-21 photo (c) Aitch Nicol
New Ghost @ Buds & Spawn Oct-21 photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Kavus Torabi @ Buds & Spawn Oct-21 photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Kavus Torabi @ Buds & Spawn Oct-21 photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Kavus Torabi @ Buds & Spawn Oct-21 photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Kavus Torabi @ Buds & Spawn Oct-21 photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Kavus Torabi @ Buds & Spawn Oct-21 photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Kavus Torabi & Mike Woodman @ Buds & Spawn Oct-21 photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Michael Woodman @ Buds & Spawn Oct-21 photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Michael Woodman @ Buds & Spawn Oct-21 photo (c) Aitch Nicol
New Ghost @ Buds & Spawn Oct-21 photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Kavus Torabi @ Buds & Spawn Oct 21 - photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Michael Woodman @ Buds & Spawn Oct 21 - photo (c) Aitch Nicol
New Ghost @ Buds & Spawn Oct 21 - photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Kavus Torabi @ Buds & Spawn Oct 21 - photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Kavus Torabi @ Buds & Spawn Oct 21 - photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Kavus Torabi @ Buds & Spawn Oct 21 - photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Kavus Torabi @ Buds & Spawn Oct 21 - photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Kavus Torabi @ Buds & Spawn Oct 21 - photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Kavus Torabi + Mike Woodman @ Buds & Spawn Oct 21 - photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Michael Woodman @ Buds & Spawn Oct 21 - photo (c) Aitch Nicol
Michael Woodman @ Buds & Spawn Oct 21 - photo (c) Aitch Nicol
New Ghost @ Buds & Spawn Oct 21 - photo (c) Aitch Nicol
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// Kavus Torabi //

Kavus Torabi with harmoniumKavus 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.

Read our interview with Kavus here.

https://kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/
https://twitter.com/Knifeworld
https://www.instagram.com/kavus_torabi/
https://www.facebook.com/KavusTorabi

// Michael Woodman //

Cover art for Psithurism album, 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.

Read our interview with Michael here.

https://michaelwoodman.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/michaelwoodmanmusic
https://www.instagram.com/mike_woodman/
https://twitter.com/Michael_Woodman

// New Ghost //

New Ghost - photo of band members sitting in cinemaA 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.

Read our interview with new vocalist Ellie Richards here.

Read our interview with Chris Anderson from December 2020 here.

https://newghostband.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Newghostband
https://www.instagram.com/newghostband/
https://twitter.com/newghostband

 

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.