In Gowan Ring @ Easter Everywhere! An extreme eggstravaganza of folk psychedelia in St Philips, United Kingdom

Easter Everywhere! An extreme eggstravaganza of folk psychedelia, St Philips, England

Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus (UK)
Trappist Afterland (Australia)
David Colohan (United Bible Studies / Agitated Radio Pilot) (Ireland)
B'ee (In Gowan Ring) (USA)
DJ John Stapleton (Bristol)

£8 advance

Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus

Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus is an experimental music collective that was formed in Liverpool, England in 1985 by founding members Leslie Hampson, Jon Egan, and Paul Boyce. Their name is a reference to the terrorist group in Luis Buñuel's final film, That Obscure Object of Desire.
The group's music is a blend of folk and sacred music, industrial and ambient sounds, and samples that has drawn comparisons to neofolk artists like Current 93 and Death in June, as well as artists including Dead Can Dance, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Henryk Górecki, and Arvo Pärt. The group incorporates Christian imagery and symbolism into their music, and specifically draws inspiration from the Eastern Church, especially its use of icons. In concert, the group incorporates multimedia and film clips from directors like Andrei Tarkovsky into their performances, as well as ritual movements and field recordings.
The group's first two albums -- The Gift of Tears (1987) and Mirror (1990) -- were released on the Probe Plus label, as were two EPs, La Liturgie Pour La Fin Du Temps (1994) and Paradis (1995). After a long hiatus, the group's recordings were reissued in 2013 in a collection titled After The End, which was released by the French label Infrastition. The band then released a new album titled Beauty Will Save The World in 2015 on Occultation Recordings.

After a four-year break from live performance, the band are playing two shows in 2018 - Bristol and London

Trappist Afterland

Trappist Afterland make folk music using vocals, various acoustic stringed instruments; tabla, percussion, harmonium and tanpura drones. They explore psychedelia and chanting amidst folk songs.

Although the influence of folk music from various sectors around the world can be heard in Trappist Afterland's music (The British folk revival, 70's acid folk, Gamelan music, Middle Eastern music, Indian raga) they still maintain a unique and almost otherworldly quality, that sounds unlike anyone else.

With lyrical explorations delving into Gnosticism, Christian mysticism and other esoteric themes, Trappist still manage to keep their music firmly grounded in the present while maintaining a timeless quality.

David Colohan

David Colohan and James Rider formed free-flowing folk-drone-jazz-noise outfit United Bible Studies in 2000 while studying at the University of Dublin. Since then the group have worked with a shifting cast of collaborators that Colohan estimates at more than two hundred. Currently, the core students are Colohan, Alison O’Donnell (formerly of acid folk ensemble Mellow Candle), Richard Moult, Michael Tanner and Aine O’Dwyer (the multi-instrumentalist responsible for the two acclaimed Music For Church Cleaners albums of church organ improvisations).


Bobin Jon Michael Eirth, better known as B'eirth or B'ee, is the lead singer, lyricist and sole songwriter in the psychedelic folk band In Gowan Ring. As a live performer, B'ee is commonly associated with his easily recognizable pear-shaped and double-necked guitars. The later is a guitar/cittern hybrid made by B'eirth himself in 1998, which he calls the Stringed Spade.

DJ John Stapleton

Veteran vinyl worrier John Stapleton will be filling any gaps with folk, psychedelic, and psychedelic folk records.