El-P, The Music Of Can & more added to I'll Be Your Mirror Festival, 25-27 May at London's Alexandra Palace

Friday 4th May, 2012

I'll Be Your Mirror London - Afghan Whigs confirmed


El-P and The Music Of Can Lead Final Set Of Additions For
I'll Be Your Mirror, 25-27 May at London's Alexandra Palace
headlined by SLAYER performing Reign In Blood, MOGWAI & THE AFGHAN WHIGS

Mogwai's only English show of 2012 + Slayer/Afghan Whigs only UK shows of 2012

Limited Day Tickets Available Now

On the weekend of the 25th-27th May 2012 at Alexandra Palace, London, All Tomorrow's Parties present the second UK I'll Be Your Mirror festival.

Day Tickets on sale now via This Link at £39 for Friday, £59 for Saturday/Sunday

ATP can now announce the final group of additions for the event...

On Friday 25th May the incomparable Slayer present their classic Reign In Blood LP live in it's entirety during their headline set in the Great Hall to celebrate it's 25th anniversary. This will be their only UK show of 2012. They're joined by a diverse bill of heavy music highlighted by the legendary Sleep and Melvins, black metal heroes Wolves In The Throne Room, Oregon doom metallers Yob and Death Grips - one of the most acclaimed new hip hop acts of the last year and an amazing live act. We can now announce our final musical addition for the Friday as apocalyptic metal troupe A STORM OF LIGHT.

On Saturday 26th May post-rock legends Mogwai will headline in the West Hall and curate the rest of the day's line-up - this will be their only show in England in 2012. They will be joined by their previously announced choices of Mudhoney, reformed slow-core group Codeine, the amazing Dirty Three, cult alt rock band Chavez, Floor (feat. members of Torche), Balam Acab, noise rock group Harvey Milk, the fantastic Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat who released an amazing LP in 2011, San Francisco's post-punk influenced The Soft Moon and Berlin based composer/DJ Antoni Maiovvi. We can also now confirm a rather special event for the Saturday; THE MUSIC OF CAN: Unreleased Music & Discussion with Irmin Schmidt + Jono Podmore. When the legendary Can studio in Weilerswist was sold to the German Rock N Pop Museum, they bought everything, including the army mattresses that covered the walls for sound protection, and relocated it to Gronau. Whilst dismantling the studio, master tapes were found and stored in the Spoon archive. With barely legible labeling, no one was sure what was on these until Can founder Irmin Schmidt and long time collaborator Jono Podmore started to go through over 30 hours of music. What they found was years of archived material, not outtakes, but rather tracks which had been shelved for a variety of reasons – soundtracks to films that were never released and tracks that didn’t make it onto the final versions of albums due to space. The final cut of tracks, dating from 1968-1977, features studio material recorded at Schloss Nörvenich and Can Studio, Weilerswist with the Can line up of Holger Czukay on bass, Michael Karoli on guitars, Jaki Liebezeit o n drums and Irmin Schmidt on keyboards, and on most tracks, vocals from Malcolm Mooney or Damo Suzuki. On 18th June, Mute will release a 3CD Box set of the tapes, and as a preview, at I'll Be Your Mirror Irmin Schmidt and Jono Podmore will present some of these tracks (accompanied by visuals and discussion). Our final addition for the Saturday is UMBERTO, much loved for their stunning giallo influence horror instrumentals.

On Sunday 27th May, headlined in the West Hall by the first show in 13 years from Cincinnati's rock legends The Afghan Whigs (their only UK show of 2012), recently reformed American indie-rock group Archers Of Loaf, soul/punk/garage rockers The Make-Up (also reforming exclusively for IBYM), San Francisco's Thee Oh Sees, the mysterious Demdike Stare, Canadian psych-folk group Siskiyou, indie rockers Yuck, cult UK producer Forest Swords, California's Sleepy Sun, Denver indie pop group Tennis, and alt-folk duo Tall Firs. Unfortunately Ultramagnetic MCs have cancelled all European performances, but we are very happy to add EL-P, who returns next month with his amazing new album Cancer4Cure, and completing the day a live set from Ben Power's iridescent BLANCK MASS.

ATP will soon also confirm DJs, Cinema and Stage Times for the event.

Here is the current musical run-down of the line-up...

Friday 25th May - curated by ATP

SLAYER performing Reign In Blood

Saturday 26th May - curated by Mogwai

THE MUSIC OF CAN: Unreleased Music & Discussion w/ Irmin Schmidt + Jono Podmore

Sunday 27th May - curated by ATP


Acting as sister events to the world famous ATP Festivals which usually take place in holiday resorts, and named after the b-side to The Velvet Underground's original All Tomorrow's Parties 7" single, I'll Be Your Mirror is a series of artist curated music, film and art events taking place in cities worldwide. Last year's debut London event was curated by Portishead & ATP, featured amazing performances from acts including PJ Harvey, Grinderman, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Company Flow, and was widely acclaimed:

"As an attempt to recolonise the space with the spirit of rock and roll, the inaugural "I'll Be Your Mirror" festival can be considered a resounding success." - Sunday Telegraph

"I'll Be Your Mirror was a pure triumph." - Stool Pigeon

"Like a cooler Meltdown festival." - Evening Standard

"The UK festival season may be sated but there is room for a new addition as rich as this." - The Guardian

Alexandra Palace has played host to a history of special acts and events - Led Zeppelin in 1972, New Order, the Stone Roses, The White Stripes, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, The Pixies, the Grateful Dead and the epic 1967 kaleidoscopic rave ‘The Technicolour Dream’ which featured Pink Floyd, The Pretty Things & The Move, and now it’s the turn of I’ll Be Your Mirror to be added to the venue’s list of historical moments, in what promises to be an unparalleled weekend of the best music, art and film in the Capital.

Across the weekend ATP are bringing to the venue a cinema, food vendors, adding extra bars and toilets. Friday runs from 4pm-1am. On Saturday and Sunday doors will open at midday, with the event finishing at midnight. Headliners will finish by 11pm on all nights. For a constant stream of music, interviews, videos and more from artists playing the event, make sure to follow the I'll Be Your Mirror London 2012 Tumblr blog!.

Tickets are on sale via this link now!


For any I'll Be Your Mirror (London) press or event enquiries please contact:

ATP History:

"Perfect 10...indisputably the defining symbol of alternative sonic culture in the UK." - The Independent

All Tomorrow's Parties has been promoting festivals and concerts throughout the world for the last ten years. It was founded in the wake of Belle and Sebastian’s Bowlie Weekender, with Mogwai curating in the unusual setting of Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands. Since then the festival has appeared every year and has expanded across the globe continuing to set itself apart from large scale corporate festivals by staying intimate and fan-friendly. The line-ups are chosen by significant bands or artists which results in eclectic events that combine performances by legendary and influential acts with appearances by the latest crop of experimental artists from any (and every) musical genre. The festival has become more successful with every passing year, and ATP events have taken place in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia, with past curators including Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mike Patton, My Bloody Valentine, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Sl int, and Tortoise. In 2011 ATP launched a new series of curated city-based events called I'll Be Your Mirror, starting in Tokyo in February, London in July and Asbury Park, New Jersey in September.

For ten years ATP has set itself apart from other festivals by embracing seemingly disparate artistic genres, with events featuring art exhibitions, cinema programmes, spoken word performances and stand up comedy. It's been called 'Unforgettable' by Spin and 'the most enjoyable festival experience of our reporter's life' by Pitchfork. It has spawned an acclaimed concert series (Don't Look Back), a record label (ATP Recordings), and the release of a feature length documentary about the festivals from Warp X, titled All Tomorrow’s Parties, out now on DVD. For more information and the trailer visit www.ourtrueintent.com