Join the Albany Mailing List
Box Office
020 8692 4446
sound is sound is sound

sound is sound is sound


  • DATES & TIMES: Saturday 4 November, 7.30pm (doors)
  • TICKETS: £10 in advance / £12 on the door / £8 under 25 with ID.

    sound is sound is sound

    Now in its fifth season, sound is sound is sound has become a regular fixture at the Albany. This genre busting night of experimental music features a heady mix of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat.

    Following on from the Lewisham Arthouse monthly series of sound and music, sound is sound is sound brings together the south east London underground, music from other London and UK scenes, and internationally renowned players.








    London based collective whose members come from different corners of the alternative scene, bringing together the tactics of improvisation, electronica, and sound art. The band features the combined talents of Frank Byng (This Is Not This Heat, Prescott), Ben Cowen (7­Hurtz), Tom Marriott (Pest) and Roberto Sassi (Vole) and for this performance with the addition of special guest Daniel O'Sullivan (Grumbling Fur, This Is Not This Heat and more).


    Described as ‘…the missing link between Krautrock and Lee Scratch Perry’ (Rock a Rolla), to date they have released two albums (Glass Darkly in 2007 and Stop Machine in 2011) and an EP on Slowfoot Records, with a third album in the pipeline.




    Molejoy is a band. Undermining with joyous anger pangs. On their own terms. Non-heroic beats for everyone who wants them. Songs and sounds about homogenous feels, pokemon go and radicalising your children. Kind of like... we don't really know. Molejoy is made up of Giles Brunch, Sophie Chapman and Kerri Jefferis.  




    Data Quack is a new 4 piece featuring:


    Ben Vince (sax and electronics) is making waves with a series of solo releases and collaborations with Housewives and Mica Levi, threading his way through the London underground like a goods train.


    Merlin Nova (keyboards) works in a variety of media, everything changes everything else, no borders, radio, film, song, movement, spoken word, and drawing. As well as her solo performance she is currently gigging with This Is Not This Heat.


    Charles Hayward (drums) has started so he’ll just keep going, from This Heat to This Is Not This Heat and beyond, a 45 year music journey.


    Pascal Colman (guitar, radio, cassette tapes) lifts heavy objects, installations, minimalist funk agogo; a witty, charming, illegible bachelor.


    Data Quack’s music moves through an array of abstract textures, car chase sequences and violent grooves. Trigger warning: you will be triggered, that’s what music does



    Negra Branca is the solo project of Marlene Ribeiro (of the Manchester psych heavyweights Gnod), her solo work navigates through mind-bending psych pop territory, combining lush layers of sounds, twinkly beats, far away vocals and melodic dreamscapes with deep, hypnotic dub inspired bass lines. Alien, tropical and sunny.




    DJ Barry C

    VJ Flickering Light


    Afternoon Installation.


    Ned Head Looper Bed by Ned Smith




    In the Albany studio from 5pm - 8pm






    Led by sound artists Wajid Yaseen, SoundHoppers is a workshop for children exploring making sound, instruments and active listening.


    Age Guidance: 5-11 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult


    FREE but booking advised.


    In the Albany Red Room at 3pm & 4.30pm. Duration: 1 hour per session. 





    Access: We want everyone to take part in our music events. Please notify the Albany of any access needs so we
    can facilitate you having the best experience possible. Call 020 8692 4446 or email
    Please note: All music start times and seating layouts are subject to change.
    Please check the website for more information closer to the event.