Type PR Presents...
Axxonn featuring Tom Hall and Ian Rogers (Australia)
The Vainglories (Australia)
Date: Friday 17th July 2009
Venue: The Basement
24 Kensington Street, Brighton. BN1 4AJ
Tickets: £5 + BF adv/£6.50 on the door.
Available from Resident: 01273 606312
AXXONN takes all things beautiful - unicorns, showbags, stolen pens, J-Pop - and mashes it into shit, noise, dirt and distortion to come up with what can only be described as a mix between 'Powernoise & Icecream'. Lulling listeners into a false sense of security at times, AXXONN's aim is to transverse a number of genres, picking, choosing and using their favourite facets of black metal, doom metal, ambiance, electro and pop to create a cacophony of sound that feels like a rainbow sawing through your cranium (in a good way). AXXONN consists of solo artist and Room40 (Tenniscoats/Tujiko Noriko/Lawrence English & John Chantler) collaborator Tom Hall
and Ian Rogers
http://www.myspace.com/ambrosechapeldestroysyou using a combination of electronics, laptops, drums and whatever other sound making devices they can get there hands on.
Power Up are a boy/girl duo who create layers of shifting pulsing sound that twists from sparkling digital melodies to looping violin drones.
Influenced by artists like black dice, kid 606, four tet and godspeed! you black emperor, they perform semi-improvised sets using an ever changing collection of noise making toys.
Having taken a 6 month break from live performance to concentrate on remixes and other projects they return with a new set of skittering electronic beats,warped samples and vintage keyboard bleeps
Notable bands they have played with include Fuck Buttons, Keyboard Choir and Agaskodo Teliverek.
Gillian Alder has been writing scores for imaginary films as The Vainglories since 2003. Whilst living in Melbourne she played in melodic pop band Tempted and electronica duo Sweet Violentine, and contributed music to theatre, live improvised comedy and (actual) short film. In 2007 she moved to Brighton and has been working on creating a live performance set from The Vainglories' back catalogue of extraterrestrial lullabies. The Vainglories' music has featured on Australian radio stations SBS, PBS and Triple J, and was selected for a Melbourne Fringe Festival compilation album in 2004. In January 2008 The Vainglories played her debut live gig at Brighton's Spirit of Gravity.
A review from The Vainglories debut gig:
The first live performance for The Vainglories was, as described on the tin: beautifully crafted electronica with dark undertones and scary undercurrents. Sat at a keyboard, laptop and FX Melbourne native Gillian Allder worked her songs by building up a background through the laptop into concisely structure songs with haunting piano leads over the top.