Mysterious and enigmatic to the point of invisibility, RAIJ finally released a new album last year some twenty years since the last. The scouse arch obscurantists grew out of an experimental movement that included the likes of Current 93 and Death in June. Their neo-folk noise is punctured with eclectic beats, samples and jazzy rhythms, that soak the listener in a sheen of philosophical religiosity. Drawing on a range of influences, from obscure European film soundtracks to Orthodox Christian liturgies and often playing live behind sheets, they will confound any expectations you may have regarding live performances and indeed music. An incredibly rare live performance is taking place at The Centrala hosted by THSH and you have to be there, only 100 tickets available.

Sat 1 Oct 8pm at Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works, Birmingham B5 5RT £10 or

Sat 1 Oct
Giles Logan
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Sat 24 Sep 2016