Friday, 19 September 2008

THE FENCE HOP (Full Details)

THE FENCE HOP - October 4th and 5th 2008

Two days of music from round the isles of Britain, at various Bristol city centre venues. All the acts playing are part of Fence Records, Scotland’s finest micro-indie folk label - home of King Creosote, James Yorkston, Lone Pigeon and many others.

Saturday afternoon sees 5 acts play at the Scout Hut, Redcliffe. This cosy, waterside venue is ideally suited to intimate shows, and this afternoon includes a very special acoustic performance from The Pictish Trail.

On Saturday evening, 'Fence Hop' will be based at Mother’s Ruin, with a live performance from Bristol’s OLO Worms, and 4 teams of DJ’s including Anticon’s SJ Esau. Pop fun guaranteed.

Sunday afternoon’s entertainment moves to the Hillgrove Porter Stores in Kingsdown, for ‘Sigh and Die’, an afternoon of entirely random DJ’ing from the performing Fence acts and a live performance by WiQwar, a guitar and laptop duo who make blissed out sun-kissed acoustic buzzings.

On Sunday evening Cleaner Records and Fence Records host Rozi Plain’s album launch night at the Cube cinema, Stokes Croft. Performances with full bands from Rozi, The Pictish Trail and Sleeping States are the perfect way to end the 'Fence Hop' weekend.


Saturday Afternoon

The Scout Hut, Redcliffe, 3 till 6pm, £4 entry on door.

The Gorlkeepers - The talented 2 from OLO Worms break free and make their goalkeeping debut to play some proper music.

Boywonder - Fence legend and member of Morning Star - writes mini-epics from the heart. (

Art Pedro - He sounds quite mad and is ruddy brilliant. (

Hardsparrow - purveyor of off-beat, synth-shanty song-writing preoccupied with loneliness and death. A joy! (

The Pictish Trail - Fence’s best kept secret, till now. His newly-minted ‘Secret Soundz Vol.1’ album has been released to high praise from all who’ve heard it - “A post-summer trove of sun-warped electro, Reg Perrin homages and lambent anthems’ (Nicola Meighan - The Wire) (

Saturday Night

Mothers Ruin, Off Baldwin Street, 9pm till 2am, £2 entry on door.

OLO Worms - Yard Is Open! Stream of consciousness daydreams punctuated with found sounds, flights of surrealist fancy, field recordings and tuti-fruiti sing-songs from the sprawling multi-media collective that is OLO Worms. Love your Snake.
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Stevie Windows - Safetyword’s undisputed DJ champion.
Special Wednesday DJ’s - Bizarre records for boozy dancing.
SJ Esau and DJ Sarah Wilson - Bristol's greatest tag-team.
OLO Radio - "Mind The Gap"

Sunday Afternoon

Hillgrove Porter Stores, Kingsdown, 4 till 7pm, Free Entry

WiQwar - Perfect for a lazy Sunday, this duo plays warming, skittery electro-folk.

‘Sigh and Die’ DJ’s
Fence attendees man the decks, playing whatever they fancy.

Sunday Night

Cube Cinema, Stokes Croft, doors at 7:30 - till late, £6 on door, £5 advance/concessions (tickets from cube, here shop, Bristol Ticket Shop)

Rozi Plain - launching her debut album INSIDE OVER HERE and playing with a full band. The album has been described as “ten songs that capture the burnt haze of endless summers, washing like the tide over your feet and showcase an engaging and fresh new voice in British song writing”. (

Sleeping States - described by Clash Magazine as combining “the best of Adem, Vincent Gallo, Mogwai, Calexico and Elliot Smith….they are f******* gorgeous!” (

The Pictish Trail - see Sat Afternoon

DJ Romanhead - entertains the bar.

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