caroline join Lankum on bill for The Quietus 15th Birthday Gig
August 10, 2023
caroline have joined Lankum the on bill for The Quietus’ 15th Birthday Party presented by Rough Trade Records, we are pleased to announce.
The show takes place at London’s Electric Brixton on 5 September.
The group, have joined their labelmates for the show which will both celebrate, and raise funds, for the much-loved, alternative music publication.
Further additions to the bill will be confirmed soon.
caroline annd Lankum were personally invited to make an appearance at The Quietus’ 15th Birthday Party gig by Rough Trade Records’ Jeannette Lee and Geoff Travis after the pair decided to organise a show that would not only celebrate the title’s vital contribution to alternative music, but will raise revenue to help secure The Quietus’ long-term future in an increasingly turbulent media landscape.
“We love reading the Quietus. It is a hugely important site of music writing. We can’t afford to live without it,” they explained. “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!”
With more artists from the Rough Trade stable set to join the bill soon, The Quietus’ co-founders John Doran and Luke Turner thanked Jeannette Lee and Geoff Travis for the contribution Rough Trade Records were making, recognising the positive impact the gig will have on The Quietus’ long term financial wellbeing.
“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,” they declared. “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.”