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Fresh presents Charalambides, Lafidki & Sabiwa

  • 11-16 Boyd Street Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE2 1AP United Kingdom (map)

FRESH = midweek gigs presenting fresh new music and fresh homemade food (usually but not always pizza!) for £5 (but you have to buy them in advance online to be guaranteed food - otherwise we can't guesstimate numbers or try your luck on the door!) 

This is truly a multi-faceted gig of three diverse parts, from acid folk to new Asian music exploring, re-imagining and blending traditional Asian music and electronica.

"Charalambides are among the most beautiful and mysterious groups to have emerged from the American desert. ...They have created a glowing template of humanist/mystical improvisation that has kneaded brain muscles from here to Kokomo."
— The Wire

Touching on the outer limits of acid folk, psych rock, and improvisation, the Charlambides sound remains uniquely personal & consistent. 

Born into to a Cambodian family in a Thai refugee camp and raised in France Lafidki is now based in London. Unsurprisingly his music is a confluence of ideas, synthesising multiple underrepresented histories, geographies, musical genres and cultural signifiers into compelling, colourful sonic material. 

Sabiwa produces, records and dissects sounds from natural and synthetic sources and her own voice to create complex textures and patterns