top of page
PFL EP - 1600x.png
Chain Lioness Outline Logo White.png
t l k Final Logo Inverted.png
  • Bandcamp
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • TikTok
  • Facebook

Gratefully supported by PRS Foundation

Future Bubblers 2023-4

Britten Pears Young Artists 'VOICEBOX' 2023-4

t l k is a Bristol-based artist, vocalist and producer. Their practice centres the voice-as-instrument, in live, recorded (Ableton) and hybrid contexts, with palettes formed from found rhythms, analog synths and vocal layers. Their roots are in choral polyphony, blended with soundscape composition, electronics and audio collage. At the core is a deep commitment to the act of noticing and iterating.

 

Fluid in genre and form, with a leaning towards cinematic ambient, downtempo electronic, skewed pop, neo-classical and musique concrète sensibilities, their works evolve from memory, dialogue, dreams and ongoing explorations into loss, selfhood, human behaviour and its coalescence and tensions with the non-human.

 

EPs 'Primed For Loss' (2023) and 'Strength In Tenderness' (2022) introduced t l k's distinct palette, ethereal live presence and, most notably, a voice of tactile sensitivity to the UK and beyond, offering something gently assertive, ever-evolving and "truly transportive" (BBC6 Music).

Recent live performances include the Barbican, Southbank Centre, the ICA, Jazz Cafe, Brighton Festival, Glastonbury and FORWARDS Festival (opening for Aphex Twin), as well as a UK tour in promotion of sophomore EP 'Primed For Loss'. EU shows include opening slots for Nabihah Iqbal (Ninja Tune) on the Scandinavian leg of her Nov 2023 EU tour, and a recent showcase performance of interdisciplinary, sound-oriented works at 90mil, on residency with Dwam Berlin.

They are part of VOICEBOX, a cohort of 6 international 'new music' singers, led by Juliet Fraser. Adjacent, ongoing explorations include collective vocalisation and grief practice, extended vocal techniques, the disembodied voice and composing for voice and dance in spatial audio contexts.

 

t l k is currently working on their debut album, with much appreciated support from PRS Foundation.

prs-womenmakemusic-logotype-red-wo-rgb-small.png
TLK Barbican-24.jpg

Upcoming Live Shows

26 May                     Jazz Stroud                                                    St Laurence Parish Church, Stroud UK 

 

5 Jul                          Satori Sessions: t l k + EJ:AKIN                       CLOAK, Bristol UK

 

16 Jul - 6 Aug                                      - Taking bookings in Berlin DE -

 

15 Aug                      We Out Here (Big Top)                                  Wimborne St Giles, UK

 

17 Aug                      VOICEBOX: UNBOUND                                     Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Suffolk UK

 

23 Aug                    Ishmael Ensemble + t l k                                Minack Theatre, Cornwall UK

 

24 Aug                    Shambala (Phantom Laundry)                    Northamptonshire UK

 

15 Sep                     VOICEBOX: UNBOUND                                      Cafe Oto, London UK

230218_10YearsOfPlu_WebRes_GiuliaSpadafora-00022.jpg
bottom of page