MAKE NOISE WALES
Following last year’s successful parties in Scotland, Make Noise returns to Wales in 2016 for dates in Carmarthen, Newport, Cardiff, Pontypridd and Aberystwyth. The tour features Heavenly Recordings very own Stealing Sheep and R.Seiliog, whilst the Cardiff date sees Make Noise join forces with Swn Festival for two very special events.
The Make Noise manifesto remains the same: programming cutting edge electronic music events and making entry 100% FREE in exchange for a piece of electrical recycling. Party goers just need to bring something to hand over at the door; a broken mobile phone, hairdryer or laptop — anything with a plug or a battery! Since it began, Make Noise has packed out venues all round the UK and recycled tonnes of electronic waste.
The first date takes place on Friday 14th October when Make Noise heads to The Parrot Music Bar in Carmarthen. Nights follow at Le Pub in Newport on Friday 21st October, Clwb Y Bont in Pontypridd on Friday 11th November and Rummers Wine Bar in Aberystwyth on Saturday 12th November. All of the above dates will see headliners Stealing Sheep and R.Seiliog take to the stage.
Proudly celebrating it’s 10th Birthday in 2016, Swn Festival has established itself as Wales best multi-venue city festival. Saturday 22nd October will see Make Noise take over Gwdihw Café Bar and see performances from Gallops, Braids, Accu and The Contact High. The party continues the following day at O’Neill’s with Stealing Sheep, Melt Yourself Down, Tender Prey, Amber Arcades, Jordan Mackampa, Rhain, Joseph J Jones, Tail Feather and Adverse Camber all on the bill.
Liverpool’s Stealing Sheep are Becky Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer. The band met in 2010 and work together creating music and visual art. The unifying theme of the new album ‘Not Real’ is an interplay of fact and fiction; the edge of dreams and limits of reality. These visions are grounded by bright melodies and insistent beats and unified by vocal harmonies; sometimes metronomic and chant-like, sometimes choral and pop. It follows their debut, ‘Into the Diamond Sun’, released in 2012 by Heavenly Recordings. The first album morphed their individual styles to create a ‘medieval-kraut-folk’ inspired sound. They were described as an unanticipated ‘pagan pop revival’ and since its release have toured as guests of Postal Service and Alt-J, opened for St.Vincent in Paris, performed the songs of David Lynch at the Barbican and collaborated with the Radiophonic Workshop on an original soundtrack to the cult 70’s science fiction film ‘Le Planete Sauvage’.
Originating from the pine coned hills of Peniel, North Wales. R.Seiliog is the alias ofskewed musician/producer Robin Edwards. Following the warm analog psychedelia of 2012’s Shuffles EP, and 2013’s Doppler — a wide-eyed homage to Krautrock, prolific outsider Seiliog presented his debut album In Hz, an interconnected work of convoluted drone, pulses and Kosmische electronics that tap into woozy flashbacks of’90s house, minimal techno and avant-garde.
Make Noise started in 2010, a unique partnership between European Recycling Platform (ERP) and Heavenly Recordings, the project has toured the country promoting the importance of recycling WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) to 18–25 year olds with help from the UK’s top DJs and producers. Bestival founder Rob Da Bank played the very first party alongside Jackmaster in London and since then The 2 Bears, Radio One’s Benji B, Boddika, JETS, SecondCity, Citizen, Martelo, Green-money, Kidnap Kid, DJ Die and many more have all performed at Make Noise events up and down the UK.
ERP is one of the UK’s leading e-waste, batteries and packaging recycling schemes. Producers of electronic goods and batteries work with registered recycling schemes, such as ERP, to collect and treat WEEE and waste batteries on their behalf. ERP members include Electrolux, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Sony.
Resource Efficiency Wales Ltd are the managing organisation that facilitates the South Wales Waste Management Group. The SWWMG is a group of twelve collaborating local authorities, nine of which are participants in a regional WEEE Producer Compliance Scheme contract. The contract is led by the local authority of Rhondda Cynon Taff, and includes Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport and Powys.
Heavenly Recordings have been putting out records since 1991 and celebrated their 25th year as a label in 2015. Heavenly has worked with the Manic Street Preachers, Saint Etienne, Temples, Doves, The Magic Numbers, TOY and many more as well as being involved in the London night life institution, The Social.
Friday 14th October – The Parrot Music Bar, Carmarthen
Friday 21st October – Le Pub, Newport
Saturday 22nd October – Gwdihw Café Bar, Cardiff (Swn Festival)
Sunday 23rd October – O’Neill’s, Cardiff (Swn Festival)
Friday 11th November – Clwb Y Bont, Pontypridd
Saturday 12th November – Rummers Wine Bar, Aberystwyth