20 Aug 2018
For the second time this year, Julie's Haircut and Mamuthones will share the same stage together!
More info and tickets here: Mosaico Festival
BONNACONS OF DOOM. THE CLUNY. 10.8.18
Oscar Wilde’s sentiment ‘give a man a mask and he will show you his true face’ suggests we may only be the truest, deepest, version of ourselves when we are either in character or incognito. From music artists (Bono, Bowie) to anonymous websites to Halloween parties, evidence shows that we may behave ‘out of character’ when our surroundings disguise our need to act in the way we believe we are known for.
Who would we be if there were no consequences?
Mirror-mask-wearing Bonnacons of Doom pose similar questions in a show designed to ask tough, identity-defining, questions. Who are we and how do we feel when we spend time looking at our own reflections?
Soundtracked by electronic experimentation, loud feedback, and repetitive drone, Doom’s show is emotive and sinister, creating a shocking atmosphere reminiscent of, say, Kubrick’s ‘Eyes wide shut’ or the who’s-behind-the-mask fear of Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’. This is not a show for the faint-hearted...
See the full piece here: Damien R
17 Aug 2018
Gnod have never felt more vital than on Chapel Perilous
For those that have been following the band for some time, thinking about Gnod as a static concept is a genuine struggle. Members have dropped in and out, and their progression as a band has been that of constant evolution, mutating from one post-rock/hardcore record to the next.
The Salford act’s release last year, Just Say No The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine, was a genuine feat, highly charged with political fury, and is widely considered their magnum opus. Tracks such as ‘’Stick In The Wheel’’ are standout gems in the Gnod songbook, and the album as a whole was a real signal of their intent.
Chapel Perilous, the Salford quartet’s latest release, is a masterclass in going as direct and disturbing as possible over the course of only five tracks. The name itself comes from a book by Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger, referring to a state where the supernatural and the real converge. This meeting of two separate states is clearly reflected in both the recording of the album, comprised during a series of sessions where the band felt free to perform as they wished and so pushed boundaries previously unexplored, as well its haunting outcome...
Read the rest of the review here: helineofbestfit
MY SPRING: I had to go back several times to write the name of the Group correctly and I still can not pronounce it the first time but no matter, only the Music is important and at this level, I I was not disappointed by the Trio from Bristol. "Omegaville" is a real UFO Musical, completely barred and totally crazy, without tail or head but in the end, we become completely addict! Moreover, this Punk Punk salad reminds me of the craziest works of the filmmaker Takashi Miike, "Ichi the Killer" and "Visitor Q", totally inaccessible for the common people but of a formidable intensity if we make the effort (a big effort) to take an interest in the artist! 9/10
BEST TITLE: "Housing Act 1980"
Read it here: rock-station.over
GNOD – Just Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
Red and Black striped vinyl
Ltd to: 500 copies
Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation – Mirage
Green and Purple swirl vinyl + different colour inner sleeves
Ltd to 500 copies
They are available now on our Bandcamp and in all good record shops.
16 Aug 2018
MIEN are following their jaw-dropping live debut at Austin's Levitation Festival with a string of European live dates:
Fri 21 Sept / London, UK / Moth Club Tickets
Sat 22 Sept / Angers, France / Levitation Festival Tickets
Mon 24 Sept / Paris, France / Le Cafe de la Danse Tickets
Tue 25 Sept / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Melkweg Tickets
27-30 Sept / Toronto, Canada / Night Owl Festival Tickets
The band have also revealed that they are already working on new music to follow-up this years amazing debut album
You can buy the Ltd edition vinyl or CD of MIEN via the link here or from your local record shop: Bandcamp