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Glass is a truly astounding, powerful and highly pertinent piece of work… The outfit fuses electronica and drone with industrial flourishes and beautifully dark songwriting… If it doesn’t get your blood pumping then you may as well check yourself into the crematorium… Over throbbing electronica and a relentless four-to-the-floor beat, tAngerinecAt delivers one of the most exciting pieces of music I’ve heard this year. It is, to use a technical term, an absolute banger.’ – Louder Than War
"tAngerinecAt is breaking down barriers and the time-space continuum" - Post-Punk.com
tAngerinecAt is Wales based queer duo: Zhenia Purpurovsky (from Kyiv, Ukraine) and Paul Chilton – songwriters, producers, composers, and multi-instrumentalists who create a spellbinding industrial sonic cocktail using electronic production, hurdy-gurdy, voice, whistles and an array of other sounds. Their new album Glass which hit the top of the charts on Bandcamp tells Zhenia’s personal story as a multi-ethnic queer refugee and complex trauma survivor from a working-class background.
Their influences range from artists like Son Lux, Gesaffelstein, Fever Ray, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, My Dying Bride, to the ethnic music of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains and the films of Sergey Parajanov.
Originally formed in Kyiv, Ukraine, where both members resided they have been based in the UK since 2015. They have released five albums and have toured extensively all over Ukraine and UK. Their music has been played on BBC2, BBC3 and BBC6. Some significant performances include their two headline shows in Kyiv House of Artists in 2012 and 2013 to crowds of roughly 500 and a recent show at SWX (1100 capacity) in Bristol as the first support for DakhaBrakha on 11th September 2022.
The duo’s festival performances include Knockengorroch Festival, Eden Festival, Equinox Festival, Willowman Festival, Sesiwn Fawr, Festival8, Leigh Folk Festival, Cardiff Psych & Noise Festival, Festival x-24, Fire In the Mountain, Llangollen Fringe Festival, Blue Lagoon Festival, Tanner Fest, Radnor Fringe Festival, Manchester Ladyfest, Alice's Wicked Tea Party, Wrex Fest, Hidden Hill Festival, JudeAnt Festival, Krayina Mriy, Trypilske Kolo, and many more.
Some of the venues tAngerinecAt have played headline shows:
London - The Old Church, The Courtyard Theatre, The Troubadour, The Victoria, DIY Space for London, The Hope & Anchor, Nambucca, and many more.
Manchester - Soup Kitchen, The Star & Garter, Gullivers, Night & Day Cafe in Manchester, Manchester Art Gallery and many more.
Edinburgh - Cabaret Voltaire, Sneaky Petes, Henry's Cellar Bar and more.
Brighton - Latest Music Bar, The Green Door Store, The Hope & Ruin, Fabrica Art Gallery, Rose Hill and more.
Glasgow - The Old Hairdressers and Flying Duck.
Hull - The New Adelphi Club.
Birmingham - The Roadhouse, Centrala.
Nottingham - The Maze and Chameleon Arts Cafe.
Newcastle - Cobalt Studios.
Cardiff - The Big Top.
Leeds - Lending Room and Warf Chambers.
Bournemouth - Sound Circus, Chaplins Cellar Bar.
Ukraine - Kyiv House of Artists and many more plus a lot of headline shows across Ukraine.
Russia (prior to 2014) - several headline shows in Moscow, St Petersburgh, and Voronezh.
In August 2021 they received a Help Musicians Award to release their album "Glass" which was released in April 2022 on CD & vinyl. The vinyl (100) is nearly sold out. CDs and vinyl have been purchased and sent to UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands, Ukraine, Sweden, Denmark, Japan and more. After some successful shows this summer headlining in Brighton and Hull at Fast & Bulbous Festival, and performing at Sesiwn Fawr and Cardiff Psych & Noise Festival as well as supporting DakhaBrakha at SWX Bristol, they are heading out on their headline UK Glass tour:
11 November – Ty Pawb, Wrexham
12 November – Mancunia Arts Centre, Manchester
18 November – The Venue, Dumfries
25 November – The Black Heart, London
02 December – Legends, Edinburgh
Based in Wales, UK
Genres: electronic, industrial, avant-pop, gothic
Management and booking: Paul Chilton, Zhenia Purpurovsky | firstname.lastname@example.org