A longtime fixture of the UK’s electronic underbelly, BITBIN (aka Matt Hodson) brings his own brand of down-tempo, erratic, and often-nostalgic musical output.
After a hiatus in live performance and being consumed into a long career delivering commissioned work for some of the most prestigious film, television, and gaming studios around, BITBIN has returned.
His reputation is characterised for his controlled fusion of both ambient and aggressive electronica while delivering attention to the most microscopic sonic detail. His new material continues down the path of impressive crunchy beats and synthesiser drenched aesthetic, bringing a modular synthesiser to the stage in his recent sell out shows.
His new direction of dynamic, epically structured and atmospheric arrangements and vigorous beats, BITBIN is due to release brand new material weekly through his own website and set out on a tour of the UK.
“His sound instantly recalls some of the classic Skam output, from the atmospheric chord changes you might expect to hear from Boards Of Canada’s bank of synths to Bola’s sinewy beats” – Boomkat.
Dog In The Snow
Dog In The Snow is the moniker of Brighton-based Helen Ganya Brown, accompanied by friend, musician and visual artist Eva Bowan. The band experiments with existential-driven lyrics and layers of off-kilter sounds to create a peripatetic musical landscape. The name ‘Dog In The Snow’ originates from Helen’s interest in Franz Kafka and his existential writings. In one of the only novels with a complete final chapter, (spoiler alert) ‘The Trial’ ends with the lead character getting stabbed in the heart. As he lies in a cold, snowy and deserted quarry he cries out aloud, "Like a dog!”
Inspired by the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Scott Walker and Sigur Ros, seen supporting Real Estate, D.D Dumbo and Chrysta Bell, and sharing circles with Fear of Men, Hypnotised, and artists from AntiGhost Moon Ray Collective, there’s a lot to look forward to. The band are working with producer Steve Hillier (Gary Numan, Dubstar, Food Records), tipped as one of the exciting artists in Brighton (by Gigwise) and championed by BBC Introducing in the South.