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A mere month on from the last time it is once more time for the unalloyed joy that is Scaledown. Our elves and pixies have been slaving away over a hot internet to bring you yet another thrilling line up of musical delights. Without any further a do they shall now be listed (in no particular order that we are aware of):

Mark Pilkington & Richard Sanderson - A improvising duo of unusual timbres with "Strange Attractor" mainman Mark Pilkington producing esoteric tones on the synthesiser while folk electronicist Richard Sanderson works with the earthier sounds of the melodeon (diatonic button accordion) and amplification...

Dead Days Beyond Help - "Now, obviously DDBH is a two piece, and how on earth can a two piece be scaled down?...well, by playing quieter and with less stuff to hit and strum. We've been busy cutting each other's skins and strings respectively in order for this to happen" thus ponders Mr Jeremy Doulton, one half of this noisy and irksome little outfit. the other half - Mr Alex Ward - is less prone to worry about such trivial matters, and simply requests that if you should enjoy their set, then please refrain from clapping too loudly, or whooping...or hollering.

Jude Cowan - Possessing fine ukelele skills and a soaring urgent voice, Ms Cowan will perfom songs from her new album Doodlebug Alley inspired by 'the brooding landscape of Northern hills, the lamp lit cobbles of blood-soaked metropolitan alleys'

Jail - Returning to scaledown in scaled down form, Jail bring a heady mix of Syd Barrett, The Fall, Wire, and Half Man Half Biscuit. Expect to be charmed by the japes of the inimitable leader Mr Jon 'Bad Boy' Leone.

Chris Cundy and John Bisset - Messers Cundy and Bisset will provide excellent free improvisation for the entertainment and edification of the scaledown family. That's all we know so far Ladies and Gents.

Russell And The Wolf Choir - Russell learnt how to sing by listening to Beach Boys and Lagwagon records, and he learnt how to play guitar with a "Play Rock Guitar with Wolf Marshall" video. He is lucky to have some insanely talented friends who sometimes complement him as The Wolf Choir, but who knows, as it's Scaledown he could just be backed by a mouse with a tiny church organ, or the gentle hub-bub of our lovely crowd.

This will all happen before your eyes if you repair to the upstairs room of the King & Queen in W1 from 7.30pm on Friday 25th February having paid nought to enter.

The Orchestra Pit stands absolutely still in tribute to your continuing support.