The Thekla Archives: 2013

The Apples, Thekla presents The Apples: 14+ EVENT

  • Friday 18th October 2013
  • Supported by: 3421

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THE APPLES are a musical metropolis, evoking international urban landscapes, built on traditional foundations, breathing hectic traffic, perpetually expanding, creatively progressing. They not only balance upon, they frantically run up and down the tightrope that stretches between the composed and the impromptu. Between the planned frame of a piece and the blank canvas that gives the players the space to reinterpret on the spot. The feeling that it could flow in any direction at any time and still keep a strong point of reference for the beholder’s ears, feet, soul and booty. The decks/horns/bass/drums/effects Nonet formed in 2002. Students at Jerusalem’s Rubin Academy of Music joined with Southern Tel Aviv’s burgeoning underground scene and Haifa’s creative jazz/ethno mentality and together began exploring spontaneous, groove-based, jazz flavored danceable improvised music. The unconventional lineup unleashed stream-of-consciousness performances that combined heavy big band shouts with tight funk sensibilities and the instinctive weaving of a dj set

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3421 is a live dubstep, bass and glitch duo based in Haifa. The band use an acoustic drum set, 3 synthesizers and vocals to create the sound and flow of a DJ set. Their tunes are played tightly and mixed throughout the show, preserving the energy of a live performance. No computers or loops are used, just the fusion of skills and instruments. Hence being in the core of the local underground scene for the past 8 years, they combine a vast mix of electronic genres - dub, dubstep, electro, hip hop, glitch, heavy bass, breaks and jungle. They have toured Israel backing big names such as Hudson Mohawke, AC Slater, Jakes, Jazzsteppa, Cotti and Sluggabed. Having already toured abroad in China, Switzerland and Germany, this summer marked their fourth European tour. They teamed up with the upbeat Miss Red who’s a singer, writer and an MC. Besides this collaboration, she’s joined forces with The Bug (Ninja Tune) & Easy Rider Sound. She’s conquered stages such as Dour Festival, Park Life, Sonic Acts, Elevate, to name a few. The three appeared in major festivals such as Glastonbury, Fusion, United Islands and Breminale. Their EP featuring Miss Red, “Fat Plate” will be released in fall 2013. STAY TUNED


The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 6:30pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 8819