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The Tapeworm celebrates tenth birthday

“Two bangin’ XWORM concerts in London town…” promises the cassette tape label

Cassette label The Tapeworm celebrates its tenth anniversary this September with two shows in London.

The first show will take place at South London venue Iklectik featuring live sets from Blood Music and Zeno van den Broek, Dale Cornish DJing his favourite Worm releases, Ken Hollings and Howlround making their debut collaborative performance, Tears|Ov premiering their forthcoming album, and a screening of a short film from People Like Us. The night will also see the launch of Savage Pencil (aka Edwin Pouncey, responsible for the Tapeworm illustration) and Barbara Frost's new Bookworm paperback Cuckoo Head Cool Dog. The collaborative publication arose from a creative exchange between the pair in which Frost responded with text to Pouncey's visual sketches.

The next gig on 29 September is at Dalston, East London’s Cafe Oto, featuring Jay Glass Dubs, Philip Jeck and Jana Winderen performing as a duo for the first time, saxophonist Laura Agnusdei premiering her new album Laurisilva, plus Marta de Pascalis, Stefan Goldmann, Simon Fisher Turner and Zerocrop.