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A weekend of art/noise/reaction happening in Bristol

The Arnolfini to host Howling Owl’s New Year/New Noise fest

Howling Owl Records will present their fourth edition of New Year/New Noise this month. Taking place over three days at the Bristol art space Arnolfini, it promises “harsh new harsh static”, elaborating, “crisp thick brick dust clogs lung and throat. Chests tighten for tired exhalation and fragments of everything cave in”.

The first edition took place back in January 2014. “For nights afterwards, my head is full of a sinister, beehive hum: wreckage leftover from astonishing noise,” declared reviewer Charlie Fox in The Wire 361. This year's line-up features Klein, Agatha, Girl Band, Silver Waves, Johnsmith, asda, Yama Warashi and Howling Owl DJs. It will also feature a a workshop in gate-making by Champ Collective and a panel discussion on internet radio featuring Seb Wheeler (Mixmag, Tropical Waste), Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura (NTS), Leon Arifin (NOODS) and Sam Banham (BBC Introducing).

New Year/New Noise will run from 20–22 January. Weekend tickets are £15.