Dead Hedge Trio
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Doors open 7.30pm - General Admission - £6 in advance / £8 on the door - Tickets available HERE
DEAD HEDGE TRIO have melded sounds from jazz, psychedelic rock and Afro-beat to create a sordid, fizzing, squeaking yet palatably groovy aesthetic. The improvised aspects of the performance provide a rough punky edge, while their musicianship and creativity deliver a satisfying jazzy depth.
In carving out this odyssey, DEAD HEDGE TRIO were initially recognised around their home base of Liverpool as the arresting in-house-band at the (now sadly defunct but nevertheless) indispensable city centre jazz café Mello Mello. From these roots in the eclectic and richly diverse Ropewalks crowd of creators, DEAD HEDGE came out of the basement and onto the stage alongside formidable touring acts and peers, such as Polar Bear, Roller Trio, Shatner's Bassoon, Marshall Allen of Sun Ra Arkestra, Alabaster De Plume's Copernicus Trio, Azores, The Weave, and Shiver.
May 2015 saw the release of an EP of four stand-out cuts from DEAD HEDGE TRIO's ambitious and multifarious live set. Clocking in at 26 minutes, the release rides roughshod over flavours taking in the deconstruction of rock's customs à la Acoustic Ladyland and Morphine, through to unwavering atmospheric pulses akin to Labradford, tastes of layered but live-in-the-room treatments along the lines of Tortoise, right past the grooves and shark-baiting straight swinging of Flying Lotus, Thundercat et al; this is a record that is acutely aware of the past's weight and might, but stares intently outward, up and forward… perhaps into an abyss, perhaps into the entrance of Tom Waits' big top. There is humour in the dark, after all -- it shouldn't come as a surprise to hear shirt-tugging no-wave echoes of The Lounge Lizards in this storied combo's live shows.
The Trio are currently working on a collaborative digital art and music video with Liverpool based artists exploring themes of spontaneity and glitch in ordered systems.