Sounds From The Other City

February 12, 2014

More names: Karen Gwyer & Lee Gamble for Faktion & Deep Hedonia

Perhaps the most picturesque of all the venues to have taken part in SFTOC over the years, we’re proud to be working with St. Phils Church for yet another year. Having staged Stealing Sheep’s triumphant headline set last year, this time round it will be Faktion and Deep Hedonia joining forces to take control. Kindred spirits in their love of forward facing music, both pride themselves in putting on events that are far from your average show. Whilst this will be the first time out for Deep Hedonia (having previously only wowed the crowds in their native Liverpool), Faktion have brought the party to Salford many times over, booking Forgemasters supremo Robert Gordon, DJ Q and Vindicatrix for SFTOC in recent years. We’re proud to announce the two names that this booking team have confirmed for SFTOC 2014:


Karen Gwyer – a US-born Londoner – makes slow-burning and sexy “bath house”.
‘Needs Continuum’ – her debut album – is a thrillingly unique and intuitive experience. Composed and recorded in the months before the birth of her first child, the record is both a product and champion of immutable, organic cyclical rhythms and disorientating psycho-physical disequilibria. Amongst idiosyncratic, treacle-thick reinterpretations of classic house and digital-psychedelia there are elements of Fuck Buttons or Cabaret Voltaire, fellow Ann Arborite Laurel Halo’s deconstructed-Detroit King Felix project, and Arthur Russell’s emotionally excavating avant-disco.


Lee Gamble started out as a teenager dj-ing on pirate radio and on the emerging Jungle scene, however his own approach to music has taken a more experimental direction. Exploring the outer realms of abstraction through digital synthesis/resynthesis, Lee has described his current compositional process as: “…The configuration of material (ex nihilo) via various digital synthesis methods, prompts further disfigurations and reconfigurations.