Aphex Twin to host ‘Syro’ listening parties in UK record shops

Fans in Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow, Nottingham and London can hear new album prior to its release

A further raft of listening events allowing fans to hear Aphex Twin‘s new album ‘Syro’ ahead of release have been announced.

Fans recently had the opportunity to hear the reclusive artist’s new album around the world between September 5 and 10, starting in London and in cities including Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and Brussels.

Today (September 16) a further run of listening parties have been announced to take place in record shops around the UK. Details of the events can be found below. Entry to all begin at 6pm except for Nottingham (4pm) and London (12pm) and will be on a first come, first served basis.

‘Syro’ is the follow-up to 2001’s ‘Drukqs’ and will be released on September 22. In a recent interview, the producer – real name Richard James – said that the album wouldn’t be a one-off record, asserting that the project has him “kicked into gear”.

Prior to the announcement, James teased fans with the possibility of a new album by flying a blimp over London bearing the Aphex Twin logo and the digits “2014”. He eventually announced the album on the deep web.

‘Syro’ listening parties:

Manchester Piccadilly Records (September 17)
Bristol Rise (18)
Glasgow Monorail (19)
Nottingham The Music Exchange (20)
London Rough Trade East (21)