Spacedog is one of the few bands to give equal billing to both humans and automata, and tonight its Televisor show drew from a third pool of members – the spirits of the dead and undead. Sarah Angliss and her companions used voice, vibraphone, theremin, piano and more to connect the dots between such cultural phantoms as the original space dog Laika, MR James, ‘Stooky Bill’ and Jacques Brel. Pith helmeted rapper Professor Elemental introduced some segments of comparatively light relief, that nonetheless carried their own sinister undertow. Spacedog deserves wider recognition for this constantly surprising, inventive and moving show.
The Brunswick, 16 May