Stephen O'Malley on stage with Sunn O))) and Boris (more by Greg Cristman)
"Sunn O))) is on a break. We've been so for about a year now. We did a lot from 2007 to last year. Five tours supporting the album, a hundred shows in a single year I think, which is a lot. We don't really want to become a touring band. Greg said something really funny about it once: 'We're not gonna turn into High on Fire!'. Sunn O))) focuses on irregularity, so when you're taking the irregularity from it, you're kind of sabotaging it. But we're curating a line-up in April at Roadburn festival in Holland, though. We've got Winter playing, Keiji Haino, Corrosion of Conformity, Trap Them, and a bunch of death metal bands. It's going to be amazing, actually, a real mix of old and new acts. We'll be playing too, of course." - Stephen O'Malley:The above quote comes from a recent interview with Stephen O'Malley done by The Quietus. And while O'Malley doesn't have any current US dates with sunn O))), he DOES have solo dates scheduled including one in Pennsylvania and one on May 14th at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn.
The NYC show is the third night of "the final" Table of The Elements Festival where Stephen will share a bill with Jonathan Kane's February, Helen Money, and Igor Cubrilovic. Stephen describes his solo set as "Primitive, minimal & loud guitar." Mission of Burma's Roger Miller also told us earlier this year that his M2 project would be playing the same fest. Stay tuned for more details (the venue is currently not listing it yet).
Stephen O'Malley recently dropped an LP as part of Aethenor, his project with Daniel O'Sullivan (Ulver, Mothlite, Guapo), Kristoffer Rygg (Ulver) and Steve Noble (N.E.W., Company, etc.). Stream portions of En Form For Bla on the Midheaven distro site.
All tour dates and some videos below...
Stephen O'Malley, Steve Noble @ Cafe Oto 18.08.10
Stephen O'malley - shock therapy
STEPHEN O'MALLEY - 2011 TOUR DATES
16 03 2011 Anticodes, Le Quartz, Brest, France
17 03 2011 Anticodes, Le Quartz, Brest, France^
18 03 2011 Anticodes, Le Quartz, Brest, France^
24 03 2011 Eglise Saint-Merry, Paris, France&
25 03 2011 Eglise Saint-Merry, Paris, France&
31 03 2011 Festival La Comédie de Caen, Caen, France^
01 04 2011 Festival La Comédie de Caen, Caen, France^
06 04 2011 Scène Nationale de Potiers, Potiers, France^
07 04 2011 Scène Nationale de Potiers, Potiers, France^
13 04 2011 OCCII, Amsterdam, Netherlands#
16 04 2011 Roadburn / 013, Tilburg, Netherlands !
20 04 2011 Les Spectacles Vivants, Pompideau, Paris, France ^
21 04 2011 Les Spectacles Vivants, Pompideau, Paris, France ^
22 04 2011 Les Spectacles Vivants, Pompideau, Paris, France ^
29 04 2011 CPH International Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark $
05 05 2011 Donaufestival , Krems, Austria $
06 05 2011 Donaufestival, Krems, Austria $
07 05 2011 Donaufestival, Krems, Austria $
14 05 2011 Table of The Elements Festival, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, USA
15 05 2011 St Johns UCC, Kutztown, Lehigh Valley, PA, USA
17 05 2011 Mains d'Oeuvres, Paris, France
25 05 2011 Bios, Athens, Greece $
! with SUNN O)))
^ with This Is How You Will Disapear
# with Keiji Haino / Oren Ambarchi / Stephen O'Malley trio
$ with KTL
& with Iancu Dumitrescu & Ana-Maria Avram (w/ S. O'Malley soloist)