This Autumn, Sunda Arc (brothers Nick Smart and Jordan Smart of Mammal Hands) come to London’s Pickle Factory for the launch of their new album Night Lands, released on Gondwana Records.

Drawing on techno, electronica, neo-classical and post-rock influences, Sunda Arc compose and perform using both electronic and acoustic instruments, including analogue synthesisers, home-made software patches, piano, saxophones and bass clarinet – all finessed and channelled through their own unique creative strategies.

Listening to their music feels like embarking on a pilgrimage to somewhere new and exciting, yet comfortingly familiar. Their expansive, riveting soundscapes light up your brain and transport you to lands unknown, while their obvious musicality leaves you awestruck. It is adventurous, exhilarating music.

Support for the night comes from Jake Mehew, a composer, performer, producer, DJ and radio presenter, based in Leeds UK. Jake’s work combines principles of free improvisation, with the technological considerations of the avant-garde. Jake uses a combination of acoustic instruments, modular synthesisers and samplers to create rich, meditative soundscapes that envelope the audience within an immersive quadraphonic sound field.

For fans of: GoGo Penguin, Mammal Hands, Throwing Snow, Portico Quartet.

Date: 19/11/22

Venue: The Pickle Factory (13-14 The Oval, Cambridge Heath, London E2 9DU)

Door times: 7.30PM – 10.30PM

Tickets: £8.16

Earth Cruises donates 10% of profit from all shows to carefully selected causes. This year, Earth Cruises’ charity of choice is Hackney Migrant Centre who provide support for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in need through the provision of free advice on immigration, welfare and health.