Squarepusher will release a new album, 'Be Up A Hello', via Warp on 31st January
The record will mark a return after a five-year hiatus, which has seen Squarepusher, aka Tom Jenkinson, delve into various other musical projects - including scoring music for the BBC's kids channel CBeebies.
Bang Face Weekender has revealed the first set of acts playing next year’s event at Southport Holiday Park.
Squarepusher, leading the announcement, will debut a new live show, while there’s also a rare UK appearance from Venetian Snare locked in. Helena Hauff will return after debuting at the festival in 2017, while the likes of Altern-8, Konx-Om-Pax, Plaid, Ceephax Acid Crew and Estonian rapper Tommy Cash are also confirmed to play.
Squarepusher has always tried to push the envelope with his musical compositions – and then some.
Starting off as a bass player in thrash metal bands, he became obsessed with the type of frenetic breakbeats found in jungle in the early '90s and produced the 'Conumber EP' on Spymania. It's Aphex Twin-style obsession with bonkers beats and assassinating Amens led to him signing a record deal with Warp — where he remains to this day.
Not many 12-year-olds grow up listening to Plastikman, or list hardcore metal heads Pantera – authors of the anthemic “Fucking Hostile” - alongside Jeff Mills as timeless influences. But then not many 29-year-olds working in the industry have the big-balled honesty and individualism of Kris Wadsworth, the Detroit son relocated to the techno bohemia of Berlin.
Alternative electronica star Squarepusher has been added to the already bulging line up for London's Playground Festival.
Taking place on June 7th-8th at 02 Academy Brixton, the indoor festival also features Gary Numan, Booka Shade, Unkle and James Zabiela alongside Detroit luminaries Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins and Derrick May.
On Saturday 30th March Tom Jenkinson aka Squarepusher will be taking over London's Roundhouse for a night of sensory captivation.
Bringing his 'Ufabulum Live' AV show back to the capital following from October's Hackney appearance. This year's visual delicacies are set to be stronger than ever with Jenkinson's upgraded custom built LED display.
Squarepusher will be supported by special guests The Bug featuring MCs Flowdan & Daddy Freddy and a DJ set from Factory Floor.