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Described as a relentless and brave experimental artist, Cumbrian musician Natalie Sharp (aka Lone Taxidermist) blends performance, theatre, film, music, make-up, costume and more to create a kind of electro-art-noise insanity which is instantly thrilling. A doyen of the avant garde and underground, she has her finger on the pulse of the UK’s cutting edge experimental scene, which is why it’ll come as no surprise that the similarly trailblazing Cobalt Studios have invited her to curate a weekend of weird and wonderful sounds.

Kicking off on Friday 11th February, Natalie explains her thoughts behind the event: “The feeling for this is all about queering ecologies and the voices of indigenous and intersections not being included in the climate crisis.” She’ll be bringing a selection of embodied themes to the front; queer, BIPOC, neurodivergent, disability positive, intersectional environmentalist, ecosex conscious and Afrofuturism. Taking part will be autodidactic Bristol-based producer Grove, whose sound fuses punky dancehall, jungle, bass and pop, with lyrics which are inspired by political angst and queer euphoria; Igbo Nigerian-Scottish audiovisual artist Chizu Nnamdi, who blends lo-fi rhythms with R&B and indie rock; and the exalted experimental electronic pop of CURRENTMOODGIRL.

On Saturday 12th, it’s all about the dancefloor, with DJ sets from inspirational and eclectic artists including Manchester-based Hesska, whose innovative mixing sees her gel seemingly disparate genres into floor-filling anthems.

Truly a weekend for those seeking sublime and unusual pleasures.

Lone Taxidermist Takeover Weekend featuring Grove, Chizu Nnamdi, CURRENTMOODGIRL, Hesska and more takes place on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th February.


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