Manchester Metropolitan University’s Axis Arts Centre in Crewe are hosting an exclusive preview gig by punk/jazz/chaos band Taupe on 8 February.

The musical trio from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, comprising of Jamie Stockbridge on Alto Sax, Mike Parr-Burman on Guitar and Adam Stapleford on Drums, will be be previewing their album ‘Fill Up Your Lungs and Bellow’ at the Cheshire campus ahead of UK tour.

The album follows their 2014 debut which was featured on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction and led to a run of performances at jazz festivals and rock clubs the length and breadth of the country.

The album refines Taupe’s metrically explorative constructions and avant-bop melodies, and juxtaposes this with increasingly brave interactive improvisations and sonic explorations. In so doing, Taupe cite influences from South Indian Carnactic music, the pounding polyrhythms of Meshuggah, the math-bop grooving of Steve Coleman’s M-Base movement and mischievous stompbox noise-wranglings.

Fill Up Your Lungs and Bellow is available to pre-order now on Bandcamp and will be released on CD and digital download on 24 February 2017.

A Clown Drools, the first track on the new album, is also available to stream now in the same place, and will be released as a video single this month.

How to book your ticket:
Taupe – Preview gig for album release – Fill Up Your Lungs and Bellow
8 February 2017 7.30pm
Tickets: £8 / £5
Book online:
Box Office: 0843 2080 500
Book in person: Axis Box Office is open 9am – 4pm. (Please call to confirm on 0161 247 5302 before travelling)

Axis Arts Centre,
Manchester Metropolitan University – Cheshire Campus,
Crewe Green Road,
Cheshire CW1 5DU

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