- Clwb @ The Social: Alice Low / Dactyl Terra / Red Telephone
- Date: Tuesday 04/10/2022
- Time: 7.00pm
- Price: £7
- Age Restrictions: 18+
- Venue: The Social
Clwb Ifor Bach returns to London for another showcase of excellent Welsh music featuring Alice Low, Dactyl Terra, and Red Telephone!
“I was moving house, moving body, and couldn’t sleep. Charged with a new name I was determined to access the diverse and confusing emotions that come with the relief from a lifelong repression. I felt free, happy, and light. But I also felt afraid of what was to come, because outside of the bubble of my small group of accepting friends and family was a world that hated people like me, and it made it difficult to exude any power. If the world wasn’t going to give it to me. I was going to take it.”
Alice boldly released her debut 13-minute extravaganza ‘Ladydaddy’ to high praise in early 2021, followed by singles ‘Cry-Baby’, ‘Rim Job’, and ‘Sodomizer’ which all received high praise from old and new fans. In 2021, Alice had only performed live twice; Cardiff’s SW Festival, and Liverpool’s Sound City. In 2022, ready to bring her music to new audiences far and wide, Alice toured with Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard and acclaimed Welsh singer/songwriter Cate Le Bon in August 2022, as well as being confirmed for Green Man Festival, Waves Festival Austria, Float Along Festival in Sheffield, and Llais Festival Cardiff. Alice has continued to receive glowing praise from BBC 6 Music’s Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson, BBC Radio Wales, Dork Magazine, and The Independent. Huw Stephens, upon seeing her perform live at Swn Festival, Cardiff, posted, direct to his social media platforms, a picture of Alice captioned “It was truly special to see Alice Low’s first performance at Clwb for Bach. Cardiff”
In 2021, Alice was awarded the Triskel Prize at the Welsh Music Prize presented by Huw Stephens. The Triskel Prize is awarded to emerging artists that offer a bright future for music in Wales. She continues to frame her heartbreak, transition journey, and her experiences of a world that views her differently by penning heartfelt, cutting lyrics that are set against a backdrop of Prince and Bowie inspired pop chaos. Pair that with an exuberant live show filled with bludgeoning, unhinged energy and you’ll see why Alice Low has has firmly established herself as a ‘must see’ amongst fans and press.
Having won Green Mans Rising, 2022 and opening up The Mountain Stage at this year’s festival, as well as been named Artist Of the Week on BBC Radio Wales by Huw Stevens, Dactyl Terra are fast becoming ones to watch on the Welsh music scene. Their ever-changing sonic landscape of riff-driven melodies, spacey synth sounds, and improvisation is supported by a well-oiled rhythm section. Whilst their overall sound posses strings of classic rock, psych rock, jazz, and funk influences, each show that this four-piece from the South Wales Valleys plays remains different from their last.
Formed in 2018 and hailing from Cardiff, Red Telephone’s richly layered dark psych combines shimmering, angular guitars, Krautrock-inspired rhythms and New Wave-tinged synths with an infectious and melodic melancholy. Drawing on hypnagogic pop and industrial rock influences, as well as evoking the dark and brooding soundscapes of films such as ‘Drive’ and ‘Blade Runner’, the band has caught the attention of DJs such as Steve Lamacq, Amy Lame, Huw Stephens, Gideon Coe, Bethan Elfyn and Janice Long; with comparisons to the likes of MGMT and David Bowie being drawn. Their second single ‘Victoria Park’ was released on Libertino Records’ Ghost Disco Singles Club and, after playing Tallinn Music Week, FOCUS Wales and Other Voices in 2019, their tracks ‘Day Off’ and ‘Kookly Rose’ were released as a double a-side vinyl by Popty-Ping Records at the end of 2019.