Yerba Mansa play Supersonic Fest in Brum this year! Very looking forward to it!
New single released soon via very ace guys and it’s a couple of bangers. Can’t wait.
June Irma Vep dates:
01/06: Glasgow, Mono w/ Vital Idles, Current Affairs, Order of the toad, Mystic Rock
08/06: Stirling, The Tolbooth
10/06: Manchester, Gullivers w/ Mike Donovan
11/06: Edinburgh, Leith Depot w/ Mike Donovan
12/06: Glasgow, Mono w/ Mike Donovan
Thanks to everyone who sorted Andrew and I out on the Yerba Mansa tour this past week. I am perfectly broken. Here is some proof I left the house:
Late start feel good sit down heavy listening/viewing after hours party. very relaxed and informal night of good sounds and timessss.
26/03/18 – 9PM
PAY WHAT YOU WANT
Jon Collin is the proprietor of Winebox Press – a UK company that makes some of the most incredible hand-wrought cassette packages ever… Winebox also puts out certain releases in “trade” editions, and Collin’s High Peak Selections LP is one of the first. Acoustic string improvs of great abstraction, clanger and depth, recalling a certain vibe that Loren Connors once called his own, although there’s no aping here. Lots of dizzy inventions of clustered strings that manage to maintain a certain melodic beauty for all their weirdness. There are even bits of wobbled slide and sustain that recall Fahey at his loosest. Totally boss. (Byron Coley, Arthur Magazine)
“This spine-tingling album by Jon Collin is six-string primitivism taken to a whole other level of wildness and intuition.” – Derek Walmsley, The Wire
“Across the four tracks on his second LP, Jon Collin reiterates his interest in mining the emotional potential of the guitar, utilising a vast grasp of the capabilities of the instrument… His grasp on the relationship between the resonant qualities of the hollow-bodied guitar and the wails of feedback and reverberation produced by the amplifier is extraordinary.” – Matt Krefting, The Wire
“Playing sad scrappy songs for voice and electric guitar since c 2012, out on travels again in aide of a new cassette called “a bit of violence with these old engines” (boira discos). a mixture of home recordings and documents from overseas, recorded in an aimless period of interminable language barriers. molt mal està tot. words and moans featured in the guardian, the quietus, bbc 6. will drone for cash.”
“Do you want it bolder?
In foresight and hindsight
the afterthought of O O O
for sure, for sure
Don’t you want it colder?
a virile flight
the ploy of all —
tigers in the pockets
violent enclosures O for shame
Do you want it bolder?
the pictures & the pictures & the picture
windows, perpetuate lividity
my deference, my resonance
a new order O
I’m heavily invested in all things i don’t know”
Poster by me.
Tomorrow night! Casual Nexus!
This is Saturday day. Come watch me play at about half 6 and sit on a chair I ‘made’ at The Modern Institue. From the good people who brought you Good Press and Thank You Very Much…
On Sunday I play solo at Broadcast in Glasgow with Chris Forsyth.
Have a good week why don’t you.
Exactly what it says on the tin.
Yerba Mansa and Tom Settle, Fuel Cafe Bar, Withington. 6/3/18. four pounds.
I like making posters so if you want one get in touch…
Rob Churm did the red squiggle background for this one:
Yerba Mansa play The Stag & Hounds on 9th March.
Full tour details coming ASAP as Possible.
Newest Yerba Mansa jam now up on the soundcloud.com/yerba-mansa
The Jigganaut, Jess Higgins and yours truly will be doing a performance/reading/what the fuck at the Casual Nexus event at The Old Hairdressers on the 20th of February.
Its elaborate, it’s grandiose, holy moly it may just be genius. Highly recommend that you come.
It’s whats up::
Aniela Piasecka// Colin Herd
Ashanti Harris// Anthony Autumn
Danny Katinsky// Stephanie Black-Daniels
Edwin Stevens// Jessica Higgins
Food People (Lila Matsumoto/ Matthew Hamblin/ Greg Thomas)
Joe Evans//Liv Fontaine
“New performances // New collaborations// Undefined territories
Casual Nexus is the first public event of an ongoing project linking artists utilising performance, music, movement, spoken word & written word in their art making.
Relinquishing their individual ideas and agency by producing scores & instructions for each other to work from, all artists are opening up their practice to new possibilities & presenting new work.
Doing this on Saturday in London.
Then on Sunday I’m doing an Irma Vep at The Lock Tavern, which is also in London.
Yerba Mansa play at The Old Hairdressers on 3/3/18
Poster by Rob Churm