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Looking for something different to whet your musical whistle? Look no further than the ever faithful Cobalt Studios, who are once again thinking outside the bog-standard gig box to offer a unique experience. Their regular FRESH events team new music with food, aiming to provide a homely environment to discover exciting and eclectic sounds, plus a scrummy home-cooked meal for just a fiver.

There’s two events in July; on Thursday 5th genre-fluid Brummies Dorcha bring synths, strings, electronics and heavy beats in a show which sees front woman Anna Palmer veer from dark folk and endearing ballads to outright noise. They’ll be supported by Bristol-based art rockers Yama Warashi, fronted by Zun Zun Egui’s Yoshino Shigihara, whose mythical and outlandish sound borrows from Japanese folk dance, free jazz and tribal African music.

On Thursday 19th the venue welcomes electro-soul quartet Noya Rao and their danceable soundscapes; there’s 21st Century beat poetry from Corporationpop, who blends female-centric narratives with catchy synth pop; plus ‘angry girl music’ from Girlhogg.

With the FRESH gigs, Cobalt hope audiences will discover something new and have their horizons widened, so while you may not have heard of some of the acts gracing the stage, you can be certain that they’ll always be curious, experimental and of high quality.


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