Ben Frost with Greg Fox (Liturgy)


We’re over the moon to announce a really special performance that we’ll be presenting at Eastside Projects with Australian composer Ben Frost who will be joined by Greg Fox (Liturgy) on drums. The show will take place on Wednesday 12 Nov.

The music of Ben Frost is about contrast; influenced as much by Classical Minimalism as by Punk Rock and Metal, Frost’s throbbing guitar-based textures emerge from nothing and slowly coalesce into huge, forbidding forms that often eschew conventional structures in favor of the inevitable unfoldings of vast mechanical systems.

Frost’s continuing fascination with finding ways of juxtaposing music, rhythm, technology, the body, performance, text, art -beauty and violence- combining and coalescing the roles and procedures of various artistic disciplines in one place.

Capacity is limited so get tickets while you can.


Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia 2014

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We’d like to recommend this great festival which takes place this weekend:

26th + 27th September @ Camp & Furnace, Liverpool.

Amongst a canopy of stellar delights in this year’s congregation of the psych-minded – which includes Swedish voodooist GOAT, sun-kissed San Fran dreamweavers ALLAH-LAS, and the psych-folk freakouts of WOODS.

Weekend tickets on sale now, priced just £50 **
** Friday 26th Sept (£25) & Saturday 27th Sept (£30) Day Tickets also available now**
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Supersonic Festival have been invited to curate and host a stage at the RITUAL CVLT FEST  in Barcelona on October 2nd/3rd. The artists we’ve selected include Nicholas Bullen co-founder of Napalm Death, a highlight of Supersonic 2014 Sly and the Family Drone , a brand new AV act Giant Axe Field and Robert Curgenven. In addition there will be a number of awesome Spanish artists performing as part of our stage.
To buy tickets and find out more details about the line up check


Grand Cross Fayre – this Saturday


This Saturday is the Grand Cross Fayre at Hanford Park in Stoke on Trent, ST4 4QG. Capsule were invited to curate a festival of new music and performance by Appetite. The event takes place from 12 – 7.30pm and is FREE for all the family and will have food stalls and vintage bric a brac as well as live performances and workshops.

The line up includes
White Manna
White Manna
Hailing from California, White Manna are a four piece who perform epic and weighty sonic excursions into irrepressible psychedelic rock.


Swoomptheeng is a collective of costumed characters who through the elements of Rave Craft, Zombie Bass and Ritualised Punk Technology, seek to work with audiences to create twisted and dynamic live performances. Join them and unleash your inner beast.

James Blackshaw

Renowned 12 string guitar maestro James Blackshaw, performs celestial and spirit-lifting guitar-led compositions. Meditative in quality, cinematic in scope, his music spirals gracefully across complex patterns, motifs and harmonics. Despite his transcendent state music he is a grounded and earthly fellow who has been written about with reverence and has played churches, festivals, folk clubs and large concert halls on his many travels.


Comprising of 2 of Nottingham’s most unique and recognisable drummers (Theresa Wrigley of Fists and Katharine Brown of KOGUMAZA) Rattle perform together to create hypnotic and danceable rhythms.


Paddy Steer
Produces a sometime cartoon-like music dense with events, new textures and the colours of children’s paintings, sounds like a Swiss cuckoo clock made of egg boxes and horsehair, glued together by an African Moog player in a Vietnamese iron monger’s shop.

Haiku Salut
‘Haiku Salut’s elegant weaving of minimalist electro tones around warm, somewhat folk-like arrangements awash with their intoxicating blend of delicate electronic textures and collision of curious instruments.

Come and join in our workshops during the day and then dazzle the audience at our procession around the park.


Juneau Projects: Procession Percussion
Work with artist duo Juneau Projects to design, build and decorate your own D.I.Y. percussion instruments, then play them as part of the Fayre’s procession. Shake, rattle and roll!

Release your inner beastie with the Swoomptheeng Collective
The dynamic Swoomptheeng will be offering an assortment of options in making facial/head wear in eight swoompy colours; perform with them in simplified versions of their balacava stage costumes, and perhaps beards. Yes beards.

Elizabeth Still: Pop Pom Poms
Create colourful a Pom-Pom on a stick using layers of recycled, plastics, net and cellophane to wiggle and jiggle in the finale.

Traveling Treasury is a magical story telling experience that takes places in a beautifully transformed caravan.

Audiences are invited to step inside the pages of a book and where stories unfold, quite literally before their eyes.

Traveling Treasury allows you to think, dream and believe as you are taken on a wonderful journey through sound, stunning visual paper creations and animated story telling. A wonderful experience for all ages!


Capsule on BBC 6 Music

This Sunday Capsule’s director Lisa Meyer is a guest on BBC 6 Music, Freakier Zone with Stuart Maconie – hosting a Sludge special, including playing tracks by Iron Monkey, Fudge Tunnel and the Melvins.

We also got a lovely shout out from Stephen Tanner of Harvey Milk fame when he was on as a guest last week, and you can catch that here


Paddy Steer added to The Grand Cross Fayre

We’re really excited to announce that Paddy Steer has been confirmed to perform at The Grand Cross Fayre on Saturday 6th September in Hanford Park. Recorded, he produces a sometime cartoon-like music  dense with events, new textures and the colours of children’s paintings, sounds like a Swiss cuckoo clock made of egg boxes and horsehair, glued together by an African Moog player in a Vietnamese iron monger’s shop.

PADDY STEER | Live at The Kazimier Jazz Club from Jack Whiteley on Vimeo.

In rejection of the notion of ‘immaculate reproduction’, live performances  are more daringly and admirably on the frontier of chaotic abstraction, expression and focussed blunder, dice rolling down the hill in case of duende, as from behind his stacked array of instruments, the anarchically intrepid punk gargles through a vocoder with his xylophone, all a-clatter under disco lights and doilies.


Paddy joins a line up that includes psychedelic sounds from Californian 4 piece White Manna, stunning 12 string acoustic maestro James Blackshaw and the delightful hypnotic rhythms of duo Rattle.

With a selection of workshops led by artist collective Juneau Projects and the dynamic, costumed Swoomptheeng. An array of Street food, vintage stalls and more to entertain!

Free – family friendly
Open from 12 with live performances from 1pm – 7.30pm


Supersonic Kids Gig – Supernormal


We’re delighted to be partnering with the amazing Supernormal Festival in Oxfordshire this weekend to present one of our Supersonic Kids Gigs. Performing at the Kids Gig are FLAMINGODS

This Bahrain-born, Brixton-based troupe take African rhythms, repetitive grooves and a hedonistic sensibility to form a riot of sound and fury that’s both sonically adventurous and feverishly compelling. With po-faced muso tactics at a minimum and dancefloor frenzy to the fore, they bring a welcome and vibrant splash of day-glo to all or any proceedings.

Ever since Schoenberg and Kandinsky became pen pals back in 1907, avant-garde art and experimental music has been attempting to find some common ground. But, it’s not been easy. Here’s Capsule’s contribution towards a solution: Supersonic Kids Gigs ‘Big Sounds for Little People’. If you couldn’t guess from the snappy title, it’s a gig for kids and their families, which aims to introduce children to experimental music at an early age. Kids Gigs provide a fantastic opportunity to show children the beauty of live music.

Listen to Flamingods here


Grand Cross Fayre

Capsule have been invited to curate a festival of new music and performance as part of Appetite in Stoke-on-Trent. Appetite’s mission is to get more people in Stoke-on-Trent to experience and be inspired by the arts, working with a range of local and national artists and communities to deliver an expanding menu of artistic projects to develop the appetite for the arts.

The Grand Cross Fayre will be taking place on Saturday 6 September in Hanford Park and will include live performances from James Blackshaw, White Manna from California and Rattle to name but a few as well as workshops led by artist duo Juneau Projects and the costumed Swoomptheeng .
An array of Street food, vintage stalls and more to entertain!

The event is free and will be open from 12 – 7.30pm
More confirmed artists coming soon…

James Blackshaw – We Who Stole The Dream from esther may campbell on Vimeo.