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Warmer Than Blood

new music by Chris Montague


Photo: Steven Cropper
Photo: Steven Cropper

Warmer Than Blood is the new trio project from composer and guitarist Chris Montague (Troyka, Squarepusher). It brings together ECM recording artist and pianist Kit Downes, and electric bassist Ruth Goller (Acoustic Ladyland, Melt Yourself Down, Let Spin) to play music composed by Chris, combining intricate textures, dark pools of harmony, layered melodies, kinetic group improvisation and percussive prepared piano.


The unusual and fresh mix of instruments has motivated these well established players to find new ways to combine sounds and draw often contradictory elements together. Fractious composed passages can inhabit the same sonic space as spare, ambient melodies, often described as melancholic and uplifting at the same time.


When asked about this new band Chris said, 'no-one knows my music or how I write like Kit does. From the years we have spent playing together (over a decade) we have developed a strong sense each others sound, and Ruth is one of the most exciting bassists around, she has a completely unique approach and feel, which I love playing with.'


Chris Montague ~ guitar and compositions

Ruth Goller ~ electric bass

Kit Downes ~ piano

Saturday 2nd February 2019

Unitarian Church, 5 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW

£12 cash on the door, or £10 (plus £1 booking fee) online from

Doors and bar 7.30pm, music 8pm.

Coming soon...


Tuesday 5th March

Trumpeter and composer Nick Malcolm's latest venture deconstructs his original compositions through sampling and contemporary improvisation. With Jake McMurchie (saxophone), Will Harris (bass) and Ric Yarborough (drums).


Family Band

Friday 29th March

Powerful and freewheeling music combining moments of fierce intensity, introspection and the blues. Kim Macari (trumpet) Riley Stone-Lonergan (tenor saxophone) Tom Riviere (bass) and

Steve Hanley (drums). 



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