The Necks (AUS)

The Necks’ 18th album Vertigo (2015) is an eventful kaleidoscopic tone poem set against a darkly shimmering background, band camp describes their latest, a 44-minute cinematic audio journey. Like nobody else, the three Australians create music that has elements of minimalism, ambient, trance, rock and jazz, but mix it into a whole that really doesn’t have a name. Necking? All members have been schooled in Australia’s impro music scene and have been active on the European scene for many years. Now celebrating 30 years together, The Necks played Jazz Happening in 2001 and have done special projects with the likes of Brian Eno, Evan Parker, Swans, Leo Abrahams and Karl Hyde.

“In my view the best working trio of musicians on the planet.”

John Cratchley

  • Chris Abrahams - piano
  • Tony Buck - drums
  • Lloyd Swanton - bass

“In my view the best working trio of musicians on the planet.”

John Cratchley