M1GRATION – March Of The Aliens, 2011

Soapbox & Sons curated an extra special landmark gig in West London in 2011.

M1GRATION – a unique collaboration between urban artist PIKY and Sheffield bands The Tivoli and The Cartels.

Rising artist PIKY curated/created a GIG in a GALLERY that brought ‘alien entertainers’ to London – and the ‘Alien Nation’ event to a fitting climax.

To round off the Alien Nation exhibition, which explored the way London’s new visitors experience the capital and its traditions and tribes, artist PIKY invited a new set of ‘aliens’ to come to town for this one-off event.

Sheffield bands The Tivoli and The Cartels left the steel city for the big smoke – migrating south to perform live at the Great Western Studios venue itself, in front of a backdrop of art pieces specially created for the show by PIKY.

An experiment fusing underground music and underground art, M1GRATION is an exciting collaboration that brought a fresh, outsiders’ perspective to ordinary gallery shows, and a whole new sound to the London scene.