Le Guess Who?’s Who 2022: Watkins / Peacock

There’s just three days to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

 

Watkins / Peacock

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Performing Saturday 12th November at LE:EN (part of DJ Fitz presents)

Entrancing electro-acoustic duo Watkins / Peacock inhabit a sonic world at the borderlands of improvised music, krautrock and dub traditions. Visionary musicians, singular improvisers and prolific collaborators, Watkins and Peacocks’ list of projects includes Black Spirituals, Kronos Quartet, Mwahaha, tUnE-yArDs, and many others. Formed in 2017, the duo’s powerful hybrid of digital and analog conveys an ineffable sense of joy and resonance between their distinct musical approaches. We can’t wait to see them perform at Le Guess Who?. And today Peacock tells us which other artists he is looking forward to seeing. Read on to find out.

 

Fulu Miziki Kolektiv

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Performing Thursday 10th November at TivoliVredenburg

“Ever since I heard Sun Ra, the album Lanquidity, I’ve been into Afrofuturism… Fulu has their own thing completely and I’m very drawn to them… also love the what I believe to be instruments that they have built themselves!”

 

Cate Le Bon

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Performing Saturday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg
“Don’t know much about her but the tracks I’ve checked out are very cool… looking forward to seeing her perform”

Photo: H Hawkline

 

Horse Lords

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Performing Sunday 13th November at TivoliVredenburg (curated by Animal Collective & clipping.)

“They make music that I like to make… ”

 

Photo: Margaret Rorison

Le Guess Who? will take place 10-13 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And take a look at other artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2022: Horse Lords

There’s less two months to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

Horse Lords

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Performing Sunday 13th November (Curated by clipping. and Animal Collective)

Baltimore quartet Horse Lords have a unique music style that feels both impeccably structured and spontaneous. Combining polyrhythmic grooves and a command of microtonality through prepared instruments, the band delivers an exhilarating sound somewhere between experimental rock, math-jazz, krautrock, post-punk, electronic music and African musical traditions. Formed in 2010, the outfit of Andrew Bernstein, Max Eilbacher, Owen Gardner and Sam Haberman are releasing their fifth record this Autumn, Comradely Objects, and judging by its infectious, delirious and groovy introduction, they are firing on all cylinders. Renowned for their vibrant live performances, we wouldn’t want to miss them playing at Le Guess Who? for the world. So leading up to it, we asked them what artists they are most excited to see. Read on to find out.

 

Evicshen

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Performing Friday 11th November (curated by clipping.)

 

Turner Williams Jr.

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Performing Sunday 13th November (curated by Animal Collective)

Nancy Mounir

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Performing Friday 11th November (as part of Hidden Musics)

Photo: Eslam Abd El Salam

Le Guess Who? will take place 10-13 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And take a look at other artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.

Horse Lords tease fifth album with first single ‘Mess Mend’

Baltimore experimental rock quartet Horse Lords are back with a new record entitled Comradely Objects. Two years after their last studio album, The Common Task, Andrew Bernstein, Max Eilbacher, Owen Gardner and Sam Haberman have been working on their fifth full length which will be released through RVNG Intl. this Autumn.

Comradely Objects takes its title from Christina Kiaer’s Imagine No Possessions: The Socialist Objects of Russian Constructivism. The band comments:

“The comradely object should promote collective, egalitarian ideals. They tended toward simple, unadorned forms that emphasized utility and foregrounded the material. Comradely Objects works through what this means for the material of sound, for music, for the album, and for artistic production in the 21st century.”

Described as “an alloy of erudite influences and approaches given frenetic gravity in pursuit of a united musical and political vision”, their upcoming album “presents the most sublime document yet of the band’s ongoing interrogation of aesthetic and social form, purpose, and intent, alongside note, beat, and raw sound.”

Alongside the album news, Horse Lords have shared ‘Mess Mend’, an exciting and delirious introduction to the new album. The single comes with a gorgeous hand drawn animated video directed by Karen Yasinsky.  Watch it below and watch out for the album release on November 4th.

In other related good news, Horse Lords will be presenting their new album across Europe in November. Check out the list of dates here which includes a show at Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht on November 13th, performing as part of both clipping. and Animal Collective’s curated bills.