HHY & The Macumbas

    Booking (Portugal): andre @ amplificasom.com
    Booking (World): vincent @ odysseybooking.com


    Come horns and trumpets, come echo and percussion. The descent into the subterranean fields is easy. But to retrace your steps into heaven’s air: there is the trouble, there is the toil. Beheaded Totem, the second album by the enigmatic Portuguese ensemble HHY & The Macumbas, leads us straight into the damp caves of our minds. Their 2014 debut Throat Permission Cut was described as “a massive synapses bombardment in a short circuit between Glenn Branca and Adrian Sherwood,” and yes: HHY & The Macumbas have continued their march into the undiscover’d countries of psychoacoustics. Febrile, haunting and at times overwhelming, Beheaded Totem is nothing short of a dream for the necro-tourist. Cerebral and alluring. Toxic. Welcome to the four-dimensional meltdown. And as the nightly creatures prepare themselves to join HHY The Macumbas in a final Danse Macabre, they might realize what they’re in for: to never find their way back to the corrosions of daylight. But, then again, some sacrifices come with joy.
     
    Shows:
    2021-05-06 @ Zigurfest, Lamego PT
    2021-08-27 @ Soundville, Azenha das Pesqueiras PT
    2021-09-04 @ Erosão, Esposende PT
    2021-11-06 @ Ciclo de Música Exploratória, Leiria PT

    indignu

    Booking: andre @ amplificasom.com
     

    Inspired by the Lusophone, by the land and the seas, indignu [lat.], which has over a decade of activity, cannot escape the post-rock label but it does far more from the usual genre stereotypes and alternative mainstream rock. The instrumental sound can move them to a disguised post-grunge and the acoustic moments, stained with veneration for the simple and the natural, bring some relief and eclecticism to the ear. Contrasting melodies and emotional distortions are the main characteristics of the band’s style. Their own visions of cathartic crescendos have an extremely dirty and courageous sound. They have stepped on most of the national stages, one of the biggest festivals in the world of its kind (Dunk! Fest in Belgium) and more recently in 2019 the VIVID Festival in Norway. They have worked with Ana Deus, Valter Hugo Mãe, and Manel Cruz. 2021 will hopefully bring his much antecipated new record.
     
    Shows:
    2021-02-27 @ AMAS, Cacém PT (Streaming)
    2021-04-02 @ Understage, Porto PT (Streaming)
    2021-05-28 @ CIAJG, Guimarães PT
    2021-07-03 @ Basqueirart, Santa Maria de Lamas PT

    Old Jerusalem

    Booking: andre @ amplificasom.com
     

    Old Jerusalem started his activity in 2001, releasing a live recording in december of that year together with Alla Polacca. This debut record of the project also marks the beginning of the public activity of Francisco Silva – the band’s mentor – as a songwriter. After some shows and features in various compilations, Old Jerusalem released his debut album “April” in January 2003. Since then Old Jerusalem has maintained a level of regular activity, including concerts, records and collaborating with other artists as Carlos Bica, Bernardo Sassetti or Blind Zero. 2021 marks the release of his new record “Certain rivers”.
     
    Shows:
    2021-10-02 @ M.Ou.Co, Porto PT

    Peter Broderick

    Booking: andre @ amplificasom.com
     

    Born in 1987, Peter Broderick is an American-born multi-instrumentalist and singer, now based in Ireland. Aside from collaborations with M. Ward, Laura Gibson, Dolorean, Efterklang, Nils Frahm, Greg Haines, David Allred and many more, Broderick recorded several acclaimed albums of solo material, ranging from sparse classical compositions or homemade folk music to piano and voice recordings – constantly experimenting with different musical genres and making his name as an increasingly essential artist in today’s musical panorama.
    Along with some of the most prestigious venues across the world, Peter Broderick has also performed in festivals like Roskilde, Montreux Jazz Festival, Misty Fest, CTM Festival, Green Man, Supersonic and OFF Festival.
     
    Shows:
    2021-09-18 @ Body&Soul, Clonmellon IE
    2021-09-19 @ Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Co. Monaghan IE
    2021-09-22 @ The Ulster Sports Club, Belfast UK
    2021-09-23 @ Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre, Kerry IE
    2021-09-24 @ Levis Corner House, Ballydehob IE
    2021-09-26 @ Ocean Arts Cardiff, Cardiff UK
    2021-09-27 @ The Jazz Cafe, London UK
    2021-09-28 @ Future Yard, Birkenhead UK
    2021-09-29 @ Firebug, Leicester UK
    2021-09-30 @ Stereo, Glasgow UK
    2021-10-01 @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle UK
    2022-01-27/29 @ Northern Winter Beat, Aalborg DK
    2022-05-21 @ The Jazz Cafe, London UK (Peter Broderick & Friends play Arthur Russell)

    Process of Guilt

    Booking: andre @ amplificasom.com
     

    Having perfected their distinctive and inimitable musical expression along a path that spans their 15-year long career, PROCESSOFGUILT are today one of the main driving forces on the Portuguese underground. Delivering massively heavy riffs on top of a punishingly precise, quasi-industrial, rhythm section, the band possesses a unique intensity that attracts listeners from a broad spectrum of music genres.
    Vastly experienced when it comes to playing live – having even shared the stage with bands like Godflesh, Cult of Luna or Napalm Death and spots at festivals as Roadburn, Amplifest, Reverence Valada or VOA – their performances are pure displays of ferocity that leave no one indifferent.
    In 2017, with the release of Black Earth, PROCESSOFGUILT reafirm their musical vision as one of no paralell in the Portuguese and European underground.
     
    2021-11-19 @ Back to Back Festival, Lisboa PT
    2021-11-20 @ Back to Back Festival, Porto PT

    Sylvain Chauveau

    Booking: andre @ amplificasom.com
     

    Sylvain Chauveau has made solo records on labels such as FatCat, Sub Rosa, Type, Les Disques du Soleil et de l’Acier, Brocoli, Flau: minimal, quiet compositions for acoustic instruments, electronics, and sometimes voice. He has played live around Europe, in North America, in Asia (Japan, Taiwan, Singapore) and in Russia. One of his compositions features on the compilation XVI Reflections on Classical Music (Decca / Universal) alongside with Philip Glass, Max Richter, Gavin Bryars, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto, and Hauschka.
    He has composed a 7 year long piece entitled You Will Leave No Mark On The Winter Snow, full of silence and featuring only seventeen moments of hearable sounds, that played online from 1.06.2012 to 31.05.2019. He also makes sound installations and soundtracks for feature films and dance shows. Sylvain Chauveau is a member of ensemble 0 (co-directed with Stéphane Garin), and of Arca (with Joan Cambon). He was born in Bayonne (France) in 1971 and currently lives in Brussels (Belgium).
     
    Shows:
    2022-01-20 @ Équinoxe, Châteauroux FR (Sylvain Chauveau & ensemble Nocturne: Down to the Bone)
    2022-03-06 @ Cafe Oto, London UK