Congratulations to Capsule, who celebrate their tenth anniversary next month with a series of music and art events in Birmingham. Promoters come and go, but their dedication to exciting, challenging music and their fiercely independent attitude have seen them endure and grow in stature in the city, with their Supersonic festival drawing international acclaim. They’ve set a fine example of how to bring leftfield music to a wider audience.
December will see a series of gigs featuring acts that cross Capsule’s spectrum of genres, from avant-metallers Sun O))) to Beak>, the new electronic project by Geoff Barrow of Portishead. It all culminates in the 10th Birthday Concert at Town Hall on Wednesday 12, featuring electronic-folksters Tunng and tense post-rock from Six Organs of Admittance.
More Canals Than Venice has a concise run down of the full lineup of events. Back in July, Jenny Moore and Lisa Meyer of Capsule joined Ikon Gallery’s curator Nigel Prince for a fascinating discussion of their influences for These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things. You can listen to it here.