Bullet PR have been appointed by the Asian Arts Agency to work on a campaign for PunjabTronix, a new international collaboration between Mercury nominated British-Indian music producer DJ Swami and traditional Punjabi folk musicians. PunjabTronix will tour the UK this July.
The project has been produced and commissioned by Asian Arts Agency as part of Reimagine India 2017, a cultural exchange programme celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Independence of India in 2017.
PunjabTronix features an exciting new creative collaboration between technology and tradition, as cutting edge live electronica and digital technologies combine with the traditional sounds of the Punjab.
Mixing live electronic dance music with Punjabi dhol drums, vocals, stringed instruments and the hypnotic sounding double flute algoza, the live show will feature the powerful distinct rhythms and traditional melodies of the Punjab interacting creatively with live electronic drum machines, synthesiser arpeggios and basslines.
Visual projections of original digital animations and cinematic Punjabi imagery, produced by Bristol based filmmaker John Minton, will complete a unique musical and visual event.
Watch this video to get a flavour of the upcoming tour.
Tour dates can be found here: www.punjabtronix.co.uk
MuseumOfBrands Graphics of Punk Exhibition
This month we were asked to create a PR campaign for a new pop-up exhibition focussing on the rich variety of graphic art that emanated from the punk era, The Graphics of Punk, which recently opened at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising in London and will run until the January 29, 2017.
MuseumOfBrands Graphics of Punk Exhibition
Museum Of Brands Graphics of Punk Exhibition
The exhibition forms part of a year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of the punk movement. It will feature record sleeves and posters from the seminal bands of the time, including The Sex Pistols God Save The Queen, designed by Jamie Reid (1977) and the Great Rock’n’Roll Swindle poster designed by M. Hirsh (1979). The exhibition also includes the graphics of The Clash, The Buzzcocks and The Damned.
A number of key underground alternative magazines forms a part of the exhibition, giving an authentic insight into other ways which the graphics of punk were used at the time. The 1970s was a decade full of outrage and agitation. Both Oz magazine and IT (International Times) were prosecuted for obscenity in 1970, and were found guilty. Spare Rib took up the cause of women’s liberation and drew widespread criticism from the establishment. The underground press supported causes such as immigration, abortion, squatters and the miners’ struggle. These radical campaigns draw a visual parallel between the political climate of the time and its punk graphics aesthetics.
The Museum will also be hosting various events themed around typography and fashion, to coincide with the exhibition, including a talk by Sarah Hyndman, author of Why Fonts Matter.
You can read Sarah’s interview with Design Week here.
HMV in Brighton’s Churchill Square is to host a free alternative Great Escape festival called Miniscape, showcasing 5 unsigned local bands along with hotly tipped Beautiful Boy and Annie Eve (both also playing in the official Great Escape) and TigerBiteFever. Miniscape will run alongside the official Great Escape festival, with bands appearing from Wednesday May 7 – Saturday May 10.
The Line Up is as follows:
Wednesday May 7 1pm – 5.30pm
Jipsy Magic – www.jipsymagic.com – available to listen on hmv digital
Percus Fink – www.soundcloud.com/percus-fink/
Paul Murray – www.lazymorse.co.uk
Joan & Grim – www.soundcloud.com/joanandgrim
Strange Cages – www.facebook.com/strangecages
Thursday May 8 – 1pm
You can listen to Beautiful Boy on hmv digital and at www.beautifulboymusic.com
Friday May 9 – 1pm
You can listen to Annie Eve on hmv digital and at www.facebook.com/annieevemusic
Saturday May 10 – 12pm
You can listen to TigerBiteFever on hmv digital and www.tigerbitefever.com
Miniscape is held in association with the new hmv digital app, which can be found at www.hmvdigital.com– a new music discovery experience.Further information on Miniscape can be found on Twitter @HMVBrighton #HMVminiscape, on Facebook and on ChurchillSquare.com
London based musical duo, Public Service Broadcasting, are to play three exclusive gigs in a secret location at the RAF Museum in Hendon as part of Museums at Night 2014, on May 15, 16 and 17, 2014.
In what will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the Museums at Night festival, the RAF Museum in North London will provide a fitting and atmospheric backdrop for the band as they perform their debut release – The War Room EP – in its entirety. Granted unique access to propaganda films from WWII-era Britain by the BFI, the band perform in front of breathtaking visuals to a soundtrack of atmospheric synths, pounding drums, Krautrock guitars and poignant piano – beaming the past back at us through vintage TV sets and state of the art modern video projections.
In addition to Public Service Broadcasting’s set you can expect a night of 40s, 50s and 60s themed entertainment: the chance to take part in a mission to knit a life sized plane in a recreation 1940s living room, whilst being serenaded by a live cabaret singer; a 50s and 60s Silent Disco, and traditional games of giant snakes and ladders – all taking place within the shadow of an RAF Lancaster Bomber. Tickets go on sale 10th February, priced £28 plus booking fee, and will be available at https://royalairforcemuseum.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
Congratulations to Red Baraat, who are No.1 on iTunes World Music Chart this week with their new album Shruggy J.
We had the pleasure of working with them last year when they brought their infectious blend of bhangra, funk, dhol and brass from Brooklyn to the UK for some explosive shows as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.