The Glue Factory is incredibly happy to present the Ideal Mexico Xmas Party! With Islam Chipsy & EEK, Happy Meals, Dick-50, Merlin Nova, George Garthwaite.
Exploding out of Cairo, Egypt Islam Chipsy and his band EEK are a three-way force of nature described by those who’ve been caught in the eye of their storm as one of the most exciting live propositions on the planet. At the core of the group lies electro chaabi keyboard pioneer Islam Chipsy, whose joyous, freewheeling sonic blitz warps the standard oriental scale system into otherworldly shapes, as flanked by Islam Ta’ta’ and Khaled Mando raining down a percussive maelstrom behind dual drum kits. Trailblazing large scale festival appearances so far have included CTM, Trans Musicales de Rennes, Dour and Flow.
Loved up multi-lingual analogue disco that makes words like ‘cosmic’ and ‘really really great’ seem insufficient.
Conspicuous non-consumption since 2012.
Artist, performer, radio host, sometime milk maid, Merlin Nova is always a unclassifiable joy.
GSA’s favourite laconic poet, able to move through moods of joy, hilarity and melancholy with just a few of those lovely (West) Yorkshire syllables.