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Fri 24th/03/2017

Howling Owl + THORNY Present COIL

— Brunswick Club
A night of necessary release at a repurposed working men's club.
price: Headfirst Tickets


COIL TOGETHER. Howling Owl Records and THORNY conjoin to present a new night of necessary release at a repurposed working men’s club in the oozing heart of Bristol. Expect a descendant party and unmissable appearances from pioneering live artists + experimental sound makers.


Apocalyptic post-drag icon David Hoyle joins us for a one-of-a-kind performance in the Club’s bar. The incomparable expert of fearlessly dark humour originally found fame as Divine David, the avant-garde face of late-night Channel 4. Since then, he has become a notorious and well-loved performer on national cabaret circuits, and is currently touring Metadata, a neo-realistic odyssey of song, sparkle and rage. Who’s ready for some appliqué?


Yves Tumor is the inspired, enigmatic and conflicted persona of Tennessee-raised producer/performer Sean Bowie, a conduit for a distinctly bold personal aesthetic that has wrought the entrancing Serpent Music LP (out now on PAN), and a burgeoning reputation for bruising, invigorating live performance. The Yves Tumor live experience offers a thrilling, jarring counterpoint to his recorded self, designed to detonate in a range of contexts from a punk pit to low-lit club: a wild card one-man-show that confronts sonically and gesturally, ripping preconceptions asunder… the fangs of Serpent Music bared and bloodied.


South London-based musician Klein is an artist whose neoteric vision has seen her quickly become one of the UK’s most intriguing and unpinnable producers and performers. Her often playful and restive approach to composition is instantly alluring. Samples of obscure Nigerian B-Movies clatter into jagged beats. Distant piano loops lurk in the haze whilst beguiling vocals fade in and out of the sensory World she has created.


Recently named in Prancing Through Life as “one of London's most prominent queer artists”, Travis Alabanza is a London-based, black, transfemme, gender-fucking performance artist. Currently the 2016/17 artist in residence at the Tate, their work has appeared in venues ranging from Royal Vauxhall Tavern to the V&A. Travis will be joining us to present a passionate performance that will be sure to challenge, shock and entertain.

+ performances from Autobitch and Jacob Samuel, and DJ sets from Ms Midas, AlmostNotQuite and Bristol party veterans DIRTYTALK.


Like all Howling Owl and THORNY events, COIL is a safe space for everyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, sexuality, gender or rejection of gender. We have zero tolerance for behaviour which doesn’t support this ethos. Be nice, be open-minded & enjoy your night.


Artwork by Sophia Jowett and Harry Wright. With thanks to Qu Junktions and residents of The Brunswick Club, a 9-month project now home to Bristol Experimental & Expanded Film, Residence, CHAMP and THORNY.

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