Our small plates menu will be unavailable in our Café Bar on  Sunday 19 and Tuesday 21 May. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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KMRU + Kayla Painter

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Two leading electronic experimentalists explore our deep connections to sound.

Two leading electronic experimentalists explore our deep connections to sound in what promises to be a profoundly absorbing journey through strange and evocative soundworlds. KMRU, aka Nairobi-born, Berlin-based sound artist Joseph Kamaru, is an ambient musician with a reverence for our wider sonic environment – he spends a lot of time recording sounds in the world and using them as seeds for his compositions. His music conjures a whole universe of moods and textures, from the haunting falling dreams to the hypnotic in pieces and the brooding OT. His 2021 album Logue was chosen as one of the best 10 contemporary albums of 2021 by the Guardian.

“His ability to tune into the myriad stories told through everyday sound is remarkable, but ultimately, it’s the way that he invites the listener to share in these new worlds that feels truly special.” (Crack Magazine)

Bristol based Kayla Painter opens the concert with her beautifully crafted electronic storytelling – often bristling with her own self-sourced field recordings and encompassing a cinematic dimension. Painter, one of Gilles Peterson’s ‘Future Bubblers’, has received heavy airplay from the likes of Mary-Anne Hobbs and Nemone on BBC 6Music and her single Balloons in the Arcade was dubbed Best New Music of 2022 by Steve Lamacq.

That same year she toured with Rival Consoles and released the stunning EP Infinite You, of which she says: “We measure time and our experience on Earth in a particular way, but in space none of those rules apply. Infinite You explores multiple possibilities of existence, it’s about looking to the universe and questioning everything we thought we knew.”

“One of the most visionary electronic artists in the United Kingdom” –  Adam Walton (BBC Wales)

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!