Our February Artist in Residence is producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Wilma Archer. Formerly known as Slime, Domino Records' Archer is set to return with his highly anticipated new album, 'A Western Circular', in April this year. Within the new record lies an exciting and varied crew of guest artists including MF DOOM, Samuel T. Herring (Future Islands), Sudan Archives, and Laura Groves, all contributing vocals to Wilma Archer's rich, dextrous compositions. Supple and multi-layered, honouring his acoustic heritage and influence, A Western Circular builds a sonic universe that commands contemporary references to everything from Frank Zappa to Yasuaki Shimuzu, Robert Wyatt to Arthur Russell. Expect some very special guests and surprises from his intimate, four-part residency in the basement.
The Artist in Residence Programme at Laylow is the first of its kind. A legacy of our Patronage scheme, the residencies provide emerging artists with a space to explore their creativity for free. At a time when resources from traditional platforms are in decline, Laylow acts as an incubator for talent, providing artists with the support they need to get to the next step in their careers.
November 2019 - Daniel Merriweather
August 2019 - Hayden Thorpe (Domino)
July 2019 - The Paul Institute (XL)
June 2019 - Laura Groves (Deek Recordings)
May 2019 - Joviale (Blue Flowers Music)
March 2019 - Maguire (Independent)
January 2019 - Georgia (Domino Records)
October 2018 - Celeste (Polydor)
September 2018 - Eska (Earthling Recordings)
August 2018 - Jaakko Eino Kalevi (Domino)
September 2018 - Gwilym Gold (Brille Records)
April 2018 - Káryyn (Mute)
February 2018 - Westerman (PIAS)