Byrd Out // January sale

We’ve reduced a few items in the shop – all under a tenner:

Philou Louzolo – Nubian Quadrant EP 12″ – £4.99

Andrew Weatherall – Blue Bullet EP Limited edition cassette – £5.99

Andrew Weatherall – Blue Bullet EP 12″ – £7.99

Binker Golding and Elliot Galvin – Ex Nihilo LP 12″ – £9.99

Whisky Jane Foxtrot – Limited edition CD, includes bonus track from PYJÆN – £3.50

KMRU – Erased EP 12″ Test Pressing – £7.99

Native Cruise – Sky Rider EP Limited edition cassette – £4.99


Walthamstow Jazz Festival 2020 with Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God

On 15 February 2020, Walthamstow Jazz Festival in association with TRUMAN’S returns for a second year, reaching across the spectrum to pull together a day of amazing music created and curated for your ears from artists at the cutting edge here in the UK and beyond. It’s not every day you get a chance to bring one of Wu-Tang Clan to your area, so when the chance to book U-god came up we grabbed it, and are thrilled to be bringing Golden Arms to headline Walthamstow Jazz Festival 2020 with London natives Project Karnak as his live band. This is a one-off, never to be repeated.

Joining U-God on the bill are established names in their field like Laura Jurd, bandleader of 2017 Mercury nominees Dinosaur, Free Jazz and improvising pioneer Evan Parker, and breakout star of the London scene Binker Golding, Danalogue and Betamax of The Comet Is Coming, combining as Soccer96, leading Bristol lights Ishmael Ensemble, and many many more, with Fat White Family closing on the decks.

Limited £25 Tickets here:

Facebook event here:

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Walthamstow Jazz Festival 2019 in association with Adnams

A heads up. I’m curating Walthamstow Jazz Festival 2019 in association with Adnams, bringing together legendary and cutting edge talent, with Cream drummer Ginger Baker headlining with his Jazz Confusion outfit, as well as the effortlessly cool Django Django, free jazz pioneer Evan Parker, Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, and rising stars such as Emma-Jean Thackray, Binker Golding, Project Karnak and others.

It’s happening on Saturday 16 February next year, BUT the cheap Early Bird Tickets at £25 are about to sell out! After that it’s £30, then £35. Get your TICKETS HERE! The festival will take place at the beautiful Grade II Listed Walthamstow Assembly Hall, a short walk from Walthamstow Central Station.

Here’s the initial announcement lineup:
Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion
Django Django (DJ set)
Vels Trio
Evan Parker, John Edwards, and John Russell
Thurston Moore

Binker Golding and Elliot Galvin
Emma-Jean Thackray
Project Karnak
Lætitia Sadier
Dear Earth (DJ set)
None More Records Soundsystem (DJ set)
Tommy Hare

And we have more to announce! The festival is working in partnership with Dalston’s sodas, Perky Blenders coffee, and London Borough of Culture 2019, Waltham Forest.
Expect stellar jazz across both stages, as well as a chance to buy exclusive releases from our label friends including YAM Records, Weekertoft, Wormfood, Ecstatic Peace Library, None More Records, and us, Byrd Out.

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Here is the provisional running order for Ravenswood for Eat or Heat this Saturday just down the road in Walthamstow! One day of DJs raising money for our local food bank Eat or Heat across 4 venues headlined by Simian Mobile Disco with the likes of Nicky Blackmarket, Anna Prior and Flamingods supporting. Come and have a boogie, entry is FREE, with donations encouraged. Facebook event here.

1400-1700 DubRoot/General Echo/Vital Sound
1700-1830 Axel Lewis b2b Mack
1830-2000 Special Guest
2000-2130 Nicky Blackmarket
2130-2330 Reggae Roast
2330-0100 Simian Mobile Disco

1500-1600 Damo
1600-1730 Jack Gelling
1730-1830 Yasker
1830-1930 Adrian Spurdon
1930-2130 DJ Food
2130-2300 Anna Prior
2300-0000 Don Vapor

1500-1700 John Russell and Byrd Out
1700-2200 Eastern Front/Pete Fowler
2200-0000 Betamax vs Mama Calor

1600-1900 StowLab
1900-2000 Balearic Sabbath
2000-2100 Astronauts
2100-2300 Flamingods

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LEFTFIELD hit Walthamstow – less than 50 tickets left

Saturday 23 September is Walthamstow Electronic 2017, and there are now less than 50 Night-time only tickets to catch the iconic LEFTFIELD here in E17!

And with over 1200 people ‘interested’ on Facebook, and an event capacity of 300, if you do want to attend grab a ticket now here!
The Combined ticket gets you access to the full Daytime and Night-time program for just £20, which means you get Leftfield, Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble, Bullion, Pye Corner Audio, Radiophonic Workshop, Vactrol Park and more! All in the palatial surroundings of the Grade II listed Mirth, Marvel and Maud – a space played by John Coltrane no less.

DAYTIME (1600-2100)
Lætitia Sadier Source Ensemble
Pye Corner Audio
Vactrol Park
Radiophonic Workshop
Halina Rice
Paco Sala
Bit Cloudy
+ more!

NIGHT-TIME (2100-0200)
Leftfield (DJ set)
La Leif
+ Balearic Lounge with Eastern Front

TICKETSDaytime only ticket £12.50Night-time only ticket £12.50Combined (Daytime and Night-time) ticket £20

Thanks to our partners These Days, Wild Card Brewery, and The E List for their support.

Leftfield and Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble headline Walthamstow Electronic! 23 September 2017

Yes! Legendary dance music pioneers Leftfield, and the iconic Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble will headline the first Walthamstow Electronic festival on Saturday 23 September!

The festival is split in two – Daytime, and Night-time – with separate tickets for each at just £12.50, and a cheaper Combined ticket at £20 for both.

DAYTIME (1600-2100)
Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble
Pye Corner Audio
BBC Radiophonic Workshop
+ more!

NIGHT-TIME (2100-0200)
Leftfield (DJ set)
La Leif

Walthamstow Electronic is a celebration of the full spectrum of Electronic Music, centred on Mirth, Marvel, and Maud, formerly the EMD Cinema, a beautiful Grade II Listed building, and one steeped in music history – it was played by John Coltrane and The Beatles.

And alongside the main Daytime and Night-time events we’re putting on Talks by movers and shakers of UK Labels, as well as side events in other venues in Walthamstow.

Tickets available via Eventbrite, TicketWeb, Resident Advisor, and Dice. Wristbands will be available for collection on the day at the venue.
Full Daytime Line-up to be confirmed nearer the time.

Sadly, Mirth, Marvel and Maud isn’t very wheelchair friendly. If you are a wheelchair user and plan to attend, drop us a line at

Tube: Walthamstow Central
Bus: Walthamstow Central
The venue is just a 5 minute walk from Walthamstow Central Bus and Tube Stations.)
Car: If you are coming by car you will want to check the Council’s information on Controlled Parking Zones.
Cycling: There’s plenty of cycle parking in the area.

P.S. Walthamstow Electronic 2017 isn’t exclusively a Byrd Out event, we’re organising it with These Days, Walthamstow Rock ‘n’ Roll Book Club and others!

Ravenswood for Eat or Heat – Saturday 21 January (Plump DJs, Fabio, DJ Food and more!)

On Saturday 21 January, Wild Card BreweryMother’s RuinGod’s Own Junkyard, and Pillars Brewery are coming together to put on a mini-festival of music and more in conjunction with Byrd Out to raise money for the amazing local foodbank Eat or Heat featuring:
Plump DJs
DJ Food
Alex Paterson (The Orb)
Tom Furse (The Horrors/NTS)
Aisling Fahey
Pete Fowler
Virgil Howe (Little Barrie)
Rupert Orton and Dean Chalkley
Eastern Front
More News From Nowhere
Private Sorrow
Bit Cloudy
Kat Richmond (Electronic 17)
Mark Hart (These Days)
Byron (The Vinyl Lab)
DJ Smutty (Hoxton FM)
Vital Sound
plus a Special Guest courtesy of Lo Recordings.
 Eat Or Heat works with people in need to ensure they can both Eat And Heat. It’s a relatively small London based charity, so the money raised will make a huge difference in supporting its operations.
 The event kicks off at 2pm, with music on at different venues throughout the day. Entry to all venues is FREE, we’ll be looking to raise money through donations on the door and in advance via BT donations, through donations linked to drinks sales and a raffle.
Child friendly until 8pm!
Huge thanks to our supporters SodoWynwood Art DistrictPerky Blenders, and The Vinyl Lab, and particular thanks to The Stow Brothers for their support.