Visions of Trees / Fragile X Syndrome

The band joins the likes of The Invisible, NYPC, 2 Bears, and Stricken City at Fabric to raise awareness for Fragile X Syndrome

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London club Fabric will be running their FABRIC4X fundraising event to help raise money and awareness for ‘Fragile X Syndrome’. Working with a collection of musicians who have kindly agreed to waive their fees to perform or DJ at the event on November 11. Fragile X Syndrome is the most common genetic form of inherited mental impairment where affected people can have learning difficulties, speech and language delays, social anxiety, hyperactivity, short attention span, hypersensitivity to stimuli such as sound, touch, and taste, hyper flexible joints and low muscle tone, whilst some also suffer from epilepsy.

There are 1.4 million people affected by Fragile X Syndrome worldwide and 17.5 million people who carry the gene. Both males and females, from all ethnic groups, are affected and it appears to be inextricably linked to Autism. All proceeds raised from the event will help fund The University of Edinburgh’s major new centre for Fragile X Syndrome and Autism Research – this is the first UK Centre for Research into Fragile X Syndrome and related disorders. The likes of The Invisible, Micachu, Everything Everything, Kwes, New Young Pony Club, Planningtorock and The 2 Bears will be performing. Ahead of their DJ Set, Dazed Digital speak to performers Visions Of Trees.

WHAT'S…


...so special about you, then?

Um dunno, I'm pretty good with cats and Sara can tap dance a bit. 

 ...your worst vice?

 Hopscotch 

…the story behind your name?

It's the vibes growing up amongst trees and now living in a city and kinda missing the comforting presence of trees...

...your worst fashion secret?

Garfield undergarments  

...your favourite website? 

ESPN and narcosis.tumblr.com/

... good for breakfast?

More sleep. 

...at the top of your shit list?

Being skint, hangovers, TV. 

...are you listening to now?

Teairra Mari, NIKE7UP,  Becoming Real, DJ Yung Bukkake, Mariah Carey...

How would you describe your work?

Daniel Lopatin from Oneohtrix Point Never once described us as "psychedelic R&B" and that seems pretty apt. 

What do you know about Fragile X Syndrome? 

I'd read about the link between FXS and Autism but must admit I wasn't that well informed about it apart from that... We're happy to have the opportunity to raise awareness about it.

FABRIC4X at Fabric, 77a Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 3HN; 11th November 2010; Tickets here.

Photo by Sam Seager

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