Bristol-based, Irish producer Seamus Malliagh makes untethered, detailed electronic music as Iglooghost, throwing juke, footwork, punk, electronica, hip-hop, and pop into a blender and hitting infinity.

In May 2024, his third album Tidal Memory Exo (LuckyMe) will be released, which was made whilst squatting in an old MOT garage on the Kent coast, next to a sewage plant and surrounded by old strains, fumes, overcast weather and choppy seas. With his own vocals taking centre-stage for the first time and drawing inspiration from the bleak nature of his surroundings, Malliagh set about making a record with dark and sinister undertones. “I wanted to make an album that sounded super relentless, violent, and pummelling,” he explains, “or like filthy tidal waves smashing against walls of rusted sea urchins. It’s an aquatic album, but in a fossilised, sewage-ridden, decaying type of way.”

Yet despite the grim vibe of the resulting productions, there is something intrinsically cartoon-like about the images and themes they conjure. Citing old Factory Records frontmen, using his own vocals felt like a natural decision. Raised by a punk loving father and taking influence from drill music and classic 90’s Warp drill & bass, the goal was a sound melding multiple genres, bleeding out of some kind of coastal radio broadcast from a fictional timeline.


Wednesday, May 22
Doors 7 pm / Start 8 pm