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24th September 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

£5 – £10

Heinous Whining is excited to be bringing the legendary glass huffer/hummer/ragger/smasher Lucas Abela to Leeds.

Tickets are a tenner though if you need a concession price cos your low or unwaged please email at theogowans[at]yahoo[.]co[.]uk

Wharf Chambers is a members club you must be a member or a guest of a member to attend. You can buy membership for £2 at https://wharfchambers.org.greenhostpreview.nl/

Maverick musician Lucas Abela’s ecstatic performances with shards of amplified glass are the stuff of legend. Their singular practice emerged within the noise underground, where the glass evolved from a means to create free-noise cacophonies into an oddly versatile instrument producing an organic form of outsider electronica. Played somewhat like a bellow-less electric reed instrument, Abela subtly vibrates their lips against the shards edges to transmit micro-sonic vibrations into the pane. This single source of audio feeds a complex array of processing giving the instrument the illusion of ghostly accompaniment to form dense layers of anomalous music. Such an unorthodox approach to music creation has attracted the attention of some of the worlds most adventurous musicians sometimes resulting in serendipitous collaborations with the likes of; Lou Reed, Yamatsuka Eye (Boredoms), Dave Grohl (Nirvana), Flaming Lips (Peel Session), Trey Spruance (Mr Bungle), Deerhoof, Merzbow, Chris Abrahams, Oren Ambarchi, Senyawa, Death Grips etc.

“One moment you hear John Coltrane playing a volcano, the next you hear a string section being squeezed through a toothpaste tube” – The New York Times.

“Lucas is just captivating. It’s incredible how he can flip the feeling of a room upside down & sonically there’s just no other sound like his” – Zach Hill – Death Grips

“the most exciting performer I have seen in the last three years – in fact, since I first saw Iggy Pop” – Bruce Russell – WIRE magazine.


Legendary insectoid full noise no-wave rock music duo twisting rattling ever-morphing drums, precisley strangled guitar, wet wet synths and transcendent vocals into a perfectly planned psyched-out otherworld ruckus. Literally never been a better band sorry!

Territorial Gobbing

Local idiot either does cutup performative noise or an overly elaborate one-off Rube Goldberg machine of clinks and squawks


24th September 2022
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£5 – £10


Heinous Whiner