TUSK Music Presents

TUSK Festival 2016

October 14-16


They began as Dawson-Davies:Hen Ogledd, with an album on Alt.Vinyl that took further the microcosmic explorations by Richard Dawson and Rhodri Davies on the former’s The Glass Trunk album. I’m sure we don’t need to explain to you the significance of the music of this peerless pair and their importance to both TUSK and the musical life of the North East. Now they’ve dropped the surnames and become a trio with the addition of Dawn Bothwell, who also performs altered electronic torch songs as Pentecostal Party. On the evidence of their new recordings, its been a transformative move, Dawson forsaking guitar for iPad and table top knick knacks, Bothwell’s voice and electronics taking the three of them down unexplored avenues littered with hypnotic diversions and long moments of delirium. The Wire described their sound as “a terrific circular musical tug of war…ravishing gravel melodies, higgledy-piggledy rhythms and thick, burbling textures”.