Slag Mag recommends: Supersonic presents… QUJAKU & IMPATV at Hare & Hounds, Wednesday 6th July

Supersonic Festival has to be one of the most unique and exciting events in the country, let alone Birmingham. So whenever we see those words “Supersonic presents” our interest is immediately peaked.

Having been unable to make the Melt Banana show the other night, we thought we should through some attention onto one of their slightly lesser known, but equally incredible line-ups.

Wednesday 6th November 2019 at Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath Supersonic presents… QUJAKU & IMPATV with special guests GROUP A (presenting a new AV set). Tickets available here.

This performance is an original commission by OUTLANDS, produced by Fat Out, 2019 and is an Official event of the Japan Season of Culture


Courtesy of OUTLANDS (an experimental music touring network) Supersonic Festival are pleased to present an original audio-visual collaboration between Japanese psych band Qujaku and UK visual artists IMPATV.

Developed during a residency in Japan in June 2019, this new production explores ideas of duality.  Sound triggers light that in turn creates form via an amalgam of heavy, rhythmic ambience combined with visual projections, lighting and stage design.  The resulting union will unfurl as an expansive spectacle to stimulate the senses.

“We’re delighted to be a part of the project. We’ve never had tours in collaboration with visual artists, it’s always exciting to do new things. The UK is one of the countries we enjoy playing most and people are always kind to us. We really look forward to playing in the country, working with people from a different culture and creating moments for people to enjoy themselves.” – QUJAKU

Artist backgrounds:


Japanese heavy psychedelic rock with rich distortion and feedback creating a unique decadent ambience. The apocalyptic sound they muster fuels an urge to release from the everyday to discover an ephemeral beauty behind the fierceness. The delicate yet strong leading voice, filled with destructive guitar, repetitive rhythmic percussion, and deep, bellowing bass combine to create Qujaku’s unique sound atmosphere to preoccupy the mind and enhance the experience.



A collaborative video and stage production project from UK artists Isadora Darke and Jamie Robinson. Using new digital technologies and live mixing methods combined with costumes and stage design they produce immersive installations, music videos, live streaming, and art and music productions across the realms of DIY, experimental and underground culture.



A mix of synth heavy minimal wave, avant noise, striking visuals and performance art that carries the very breath of early industrial pioneers such as Throbbing Gristle or Cabaret Voltaire. Their early shows came as a shock to most spectators, non-stop waves of experimental noise, intensely emotional poetry readings and nude live-paintings. As the violinist Sayaka goes on a long hiatus, group A is evolving, currently the solo project of Tommi Tokyo, she continues to collaborate with Berlin based visual artist DEAD SLOW AHEAD for live A/V performances. The work of DEAD SLOW AHEAD centres around erratic geometry, slow strobe destruction, and negation of the visual comfort zone.


Supported by Arts Council England, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Sasakawa Foundation, Daiwa Foundation.

Wednesday 6th November 2019 at Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath Supersonic presents… QUJAKU & IMPATV with special guests GROUP A (presenting a new AV set). Tickets available here.

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