Following a triumphant, one-in-one-out showcase at The Great Escape, and yesterday's news that they will be partnering with Latitude Festival where they host a stage, Transgressive is today proud to announce a 10th Anniversary event taking place at the prestigious Barbican Centre on Tuesday, 30th September at 7.30PM
The event features three acts from Transgressive's own expansive roster including Mystery Jets Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit and Marika Hackman, plus very special guests and DJs still to be announced later this summer. BBC 1 Radio DJ Huw Stephens will compere the event.
Tickets are £17.50, £20 and £25 on general sale Friday 6th June
Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit have recently completed sold out tours of North America and Europe in support of critically acclaimed third album, 'Country Mile'. Johnny Flynn can also be seen acting in new films this year including 'Song One', appearing alongside Anne Hathaway, as well as 'Clouds of Sils Maria', featured with Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart. The Barbican marks a one-off performance, and the band's last scheduled show of the year.
Mystery Jets are presently deep in the studio working on their fifth album. Following a decade of pop hits, vivid sonic experimentation, and sell-out shows at Brixton Academy and Royal Festival Hall, their one-off set at the Barbican promises to feature material new and old, including - in the spirit of the occasion - some classics not heard for some years.
Marika Hackman is one of the UK's finest new voices. Currently recording her much-anticipated debut album with Charlie Andrew (Alt-J), Hackman has to date released a slew of hugely revered singles and EPs, finding a champion in Zane Lowe. Her full-band appearance at the Barbican will provide a moment for audiences to witness a special, emerging artist hitting her stride.
Toby L, co-founder of Transgressive, comments: "The Barbican is one of the world's finest venues so it's both an honour and privilege for us to be presenting an evening of our roster as part of our 10th birthday celebrations. This will be a real centerpiece night in a full year of events for us - and there are more names to come. We cannot wait."
Chris Sharp, Curator at the Barbican, comments: "I was blown away by a Mystery Jets show at the Barfly some time in 2004, and I've been keeping an eye on Transgressive's progress ever since. Over the last 10 years they've carved out a distinct identity by working with a succession of great artists, and we're very pleased that they'll bringing some of them here on September 30th; it's going to be a great evening."
Huw Stephens comments: ""Transgressive have released so many great records over the last decade, and the night promises to be a huge celebration of all they've achieved. The line up is testament to the quality of their releases, and I can't wait to listen to the music Transgressive have brought us over the years, live onstage".
2014 marks a triumphant milestone for Transgressive music. 10 years ago two music nerds Tim Dellow and Toby L, both 19 years old, were introduced at a small 50 person London gig, by Kele from Bloc Party. Tim was obsessing over bands, running a fanzine and releasing Bloc Party's debut single
Fast forward 10 years, now at the grand old age of 29, Tim Dellow and Toby L still own the same record label, now with a third partner, the ambitious young female Lilas Bourboulon - who joined as an employee of the company in 2006. Things are different now, though. They have added a management company, a publishing company and most recently Tim and Toby have become Founding Partners and joint Creative Directors of LoveLive, the TV production and digital media company responsible for live streaming Rihanna's infamous 777 tour, as well as filming Eminem, Madonna, Adele, and beyond. Transgressive have signed and worked with diverse artists including Foals, Flume, At The Drive-In, Two Door Cinema Club, Graham Coxon, Regina Spektor, The Shins, The Antlers, Neon Indian, Africa Express, Noisettes, Iron & Wine, Johnny Flynn, plus many more.
Transgressive have announced a new partnership with Latitude Festival as part of its 10th birthday celebrations. Hi-jacking the Film and Music Arena on Saturday night from 10pm until late, the event will feature exclusive sets from electro veterans Simian Mobile Disco, the massively tipped Snakehips, a total festival exclusive from Two Inch Punch, as well as DJ-ing courtesy of the Transgressive and Bless team. Live visuals will be provided throughout the night by Fay Milton from the band Savages. More surprise appearances are guaranteed on the night.