15 years of The Quietus: A birthday benefit gig – banging bill coming soon
June 28, 2023
Rough Trade Records present a 15th birthday party for The Quietus on 5 September 2023 with a bill featuring a host of special guest artists who will be announced in due course.
The show at London’s Electric Brixton venue will not only celebrate the publication’s support for innovative, exciting, and affective music-makers, by showcasing a range of talents who they have backed over the years, but also represents an opportunity to raise revenue to help secure The Quietus’ long-term future in an increasingly turbulent media landscape.
The bill, which will be revealed soon, has been organised by Rough Trade Records’ Jeannette Lee and Geoff Travis and will feature artists from the label’s roster, each of whom has waived their fee to maximise the amount of revenue the show will raise for The Quietus.
“Over the past 15 years, we at The Quietus have written and published countless words on Rough Trade artists past and present, had our minds melted at their gigs, and in 2022 made Jockstrap’s debut, I Love You Jennifer B, our Album Of The Year,” explained The Quietus founders John Doran and Luke Turner.
“We’re therefore honoured that Geoff, Jeannette and all the good people of Rough Trade Records have stepped in to support us and that some of our favourite acts of recent times have agreed to play. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our birthday.”
Explaining why they have decided to give The Quietus such a unique birthday present, Rough Trade Records Jeannette Lee and Geoff Travis said they looked forward to celebrating the publication’s legacy while helping to create a sure footing for them going forward.
“We love reading the Quietus. It is a hugely important site of music writing. We can’t afford to live without it,” they said. “When we heard that it was undergoing financial difficulties, we just wanted to help. By putting on a night of music to raise some money for them with the very generous help of some amazing artists, we thought that would help. See you there!”