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Joe Snape w/ Laurie & Suze, Orxid

Slip presents: Joe Snape: ‘Joyrobix’ + Laurie & Suze: ‘Coop’ + Orxid

Raggedy pop-ache, gunk games, and flirting with misdirection as British label Slip present their debut Bristol show.

Joe Snape: ‘Joyrobix’

'Joyrobix' is the live version of Brummy-abroad Joe Snape’s flooring return to Slip: a suite of nimble, polychrome post-pop songs.

Born of a complicated move to the US in 2015, Joyrobix pays weird homage to a musical America that doesn't quite exist. Part soft-rock guitars, part gospel grooves, part Broadway aria, this is music that's resolutely strange and oddly familiar at once.

Arranged for chamber trio (Jethro Cooke: electric guitar, electronics; Louise Snape: trumpet & vocals) and set to a collection of ten absurdist films directed with Swiss artist Leonie Brandner, Joyrobix explodes Snape's musical language into newly colourful territory. Come for the weirdness, stay for the world-weary fun.

Fluid Radio - “with music as joyous and beautiful as this, it’s hard not to listen without a smile on your face”
The Guardian - “organised, disorganised fun”
George Lewis of AACM - “some seriously unartful shit”

Laurie & Suze: ‘Coop’

Laurie Tompkins & Suze Whaites co-direct Slip; a home to rogue hybrids of improvised, composed, and electronic musics. Led alongside fellow artist Tom Rose, the pair's musical and visual contributions to the label have helped shape its distinctive aesthetic.

‘Coop’ is the pair's first substantial audiovisual project to date, succeeding performances together at New York's National Sawdust, Manchester's Caustic Coastal, Berlin's Reflektor Festival, Halmstad's Harp Art Lab, and London's Café OTO and V&A.

The piece promises a meshing of Tompkins' sonic negotiations of pop cultural trauma, ritual self-abasement, and gunky funk, with Whaites' illusive video renderings of the alien, microscopic, and fleshy.

The Quietus - “tracks that resemble surreal playground games as much as they do compositions”


Orxid is, Jessica Hickie-Kallenbach is, triumphant when barking, flirting with misdirection, with weak knees, malfunctioning. All brushed up when just-heard through bedroom doors.

In H-K's longstanding project Still House Plants (alongside David Walker Kennedy and Finlay Clark), ambiguous vocal intimacies guide minimal song structures, and build upon melodic hierarchies of guitars, pianos, drums, and falling bodies. Still House Plants released their album 'Long Play' in 2018 on Bison Records, recently completed a fuelled-up February residency at Cafe Oto, and are touring Europe in later Spring.

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