March 24th | Exchange

Bristol is no stranger to its share of avant garde art-pop, with its thriving home-town community providing a slew of electrifying performances over the years. Hosted by the Bristol GERM, the independent music magazine established by Alastair Shuttleworth of Bristol’s own post-punk patrons, Lice, the Exchange is set to be full to the brim with alternative artistic energy, courtesy of the infamous Oliver Wilde.

Wilde is performing for the first time with a full band and is supported by psychedelic super shaman MXLX; the event is set out to be a spellbinding experience that will scintillate all six senses. Additional support is provided by Kayla Painter, who provides an immersive performance with intricate and captivating experimental electronics, complemented by an enchanting light show.

The inaugural Bristol GERM launch show at the Loco Klub back in November proved to be exceptionally popular, selling out fast, so the excitement for this instalment is set to exceed fever pitch. As they state for Chapter II of the magazine, ‘New Ground’s Acquired’, not just in literary terms, but they’re also branching out to co-promote a night at Birthdays in London in early April, with The Naturals, Scalping and EBU.

For fans of out-of-body experiences and transformative musical experiences, Saturday’s event at The Exchange is not to be missed.

You can see the video to Oliver Wilde’s ‘You’re So Kool-Aid’ here: