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‘Between The Lines’ Festival at Kings Place and Cafe Oto London.

Dates: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - Thursday, October 29, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists

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We have received the following press release;

Between the Lines saved by relocation - one of the only live festivals in London this year.

Wednesday 7 – Thursday 29 October | LONDON
Tickets onsale tomorrow Friday 11 September, 10am at


As the world opens its doors once more, we’re thrilled to say we’ve saved our series of music that transcends genre, Between the Lines, to be one of the only live event Festivals in London this year. We’ve successfully relocated the venues and kept the same dates to ensure all booked audience can still enjoy the shows - with more tickets onsale tomorrow Friday 11 September from 10am


Wednesday 7 October | LONDON Kings Place as part of the Luminate series


Thursday 22 October | LONDON Café OTO


Thursday 29 October | LONDON Café OTO


Serious is very proud to present a 2020 edition of Between The Lines – our concert series of music that transcends genre – joining forces with some of our favourite artists, labels and collectives to co-curate a series of performances of boundary-pushing music throughout October


Each night features a collection of musicians at the forefront of musical experimentation, ranging from neo-classical cello to Japanese Gagaku, an acapella vocal group to modular synth improvisation, and queer IDM to experimental RnB. 


First, on Wednesday 7 October our friends at Erased Tapes have curated a beautiful triple bill, continuing their Erased Tapes 2020 series, featuring German cellist and Nils Frahm collaborator Anne Müller’s first live appearance in London since the release of her debut album Heliopause, a solo set from Immix Ensemble founder and saxophonist Daniel Thorne, and the enchanting London-based Japanese voice artist Hatis Noit, plus some surprises on the night. This night is part of King’s Place’s Luminate series - shining a light on new music creation today, becoming less defined by genre, more framed by its emotional and cultural contexts.
This show is part of Kings Place’s Luminate series - less defined by genre, more framed by its emotional and cultural contexts. Luminate taps into this bold, exploratory landscape in a series of shows that will provoke and inspire.
Anne Müller:
Daniel Thorne:
Hatis Noit:


Then on Thursday 22 October we are joined by legendary electronic musician and producer Leafcutter John, who has put together a night of new collaborations and projects spanning the wide range of his extensive musical output. He’ll be performing with saxophonist and composer Helen Papaioannou in a first-time collaboration, and to support he’s invited his friend Ruth Goller (of Melt Yourself Down and Vula Viel fame, amongst others) who will perform with her new trio Skylla, featuring vocalists Lauren Kinsella and Alice Grant. Presented in association with Border Community. 
This show will be socially distance seated at Café OTO in Dalston.
Leafcutter John:
Helen Papaioannou: 

Between The Lines x The Spectacular Empire Showcase
On Thursday 29 October we team up with The Spectacular Empire – an artist collective led by experimental grime/dancehall artist GAIKA – who have put together a triple bill of spectacular proportions of artists at the cutting of edge of London’s RnB and hip hop scene. Featuring Hyperdub’s IDM producer Loraine James (whose debut album For You And I was named The Quietus’ Album of 2019), genre-bending RnB artist GLOR1A, and rising Afro-Irish rapper DEMIGOSH.
Showcasing artists at the forefront of 21st Century Afro-futurism and politically charged music, The Spectacular Empire and its artists’ endeavours are especially relevant during a crisis that has disproportionately affected ethnic minorities, and we look forward to welcoming them to Between The Lines in October.
Loraine James
North London native Loraine James is an electronic producer who effortlessly blends Electronica and IDM with whispers of jazz and ambience all wrapped up in the artists key avant-garde aesthetic and sensibility. Having recently released Button Mashing on New York Haunted, Loraine has gone on to sign with Hyperdub for her next release, For You And I.
GLOR1A is an experimental multidisciplinary music artist creating music that cannot be boxed in, her sound is rooted in electronic, RnB and hip hop with her powerful soulful voice commanding the sonic experience. GLOR1A creates one-off otherworldly live environments for the audience to enjoy. Her first EP was championed by CLASH and Notion and we are excited for more music in 2020.
DEMIGOSH is a solo act, active member of London-based Afro-Irish collective Blackfish, and psych rock band Shadeemus. Whilst he has always been involved in collaborative music making and performance, he began carefully crafting his own sound 5 years ago when he made a critical move from Dublin to East London to pursue a career in music.
His creative impulse stems from an urgent need to reconnect with his Nigerian Yoruba roots, and to integrate this rich cultural heritage with western musical perspectives and indie influences afforded to him by his Irish upbringing. His contemporary and spiritually charged lyrics flow easily between English and Yoruba interwoven with his full bodied and intricate production work to present a post-apocalyptic afro-futurist vision of DEMIGOSH.
Loraine James:


LONDON Kings Place (Hall One)
90 York Way
N1 9AG

18 - 22 Ashwin Street
E8 3DL


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