A night of 'extreme noise terror' - Heavy riffs, brutal rhythm, sonic attack, angry sounds from five bands come together to celebrate the release of Kong's debut album. Not for the faint-hearted.
THE TUPOLEV GHOST
BAD FOR LAZARUS
+ Offset Festival / Artrocker DJs
Saturday 18th July
8pm - 12 midnight
@ The Macbeth
70 Hoxton Street
Barbed and monstrous riffs can terrorise the unsuspecting audience when the masked trio of Kong take the stage. The Ghost of Steve Albini's Shellac haunts their grooves. The 'Blood of a Dove' and 'Leather Penny' singles have already given us a taster of what is a powerful tour de force of an album 'Snake Magnet' on Brew Records and released on July 13th. It's no wonder Andy Falkous (McLusky/Future of the Left) is a big fan.
Labelmates of Kong and on tour together to promote Brew Records Releases. Initially a three piece, Chickenhawk enhanced their metal sound to twin guitars as featured on the new EP 'A or not?' - a follow up to the self titled debut album. From the neighbourhood that has already spawned Pulled Apart By Horses, That Fucking Tank and Bilgepump.
BAD FOR LAZARUS (Brighton)
Formed by Rich Fownes, ex of Brighton dark-rockers 80's Matchbox B-Line Disaster, with Brighton rock'n'roll luminaries and friends to mesh their love of classic 50's rock'n'roll and Motown and the abrasive sounds of Fugazi's Dischord label. A concoction that is Hell-bound and with an authentic energy to match London's own Jim Jones Revue.
BO-NINGEN (Japan / London)
Just what is it about the Japanese and Acid rock/psychedelia ? Ask Julian Cope who wrote 'Japrocksampler' about the history of prog riffage in Japan. He would love Boningen - a high intensity 4 piece with twisted riffs of the Boris, Acid Mothers Temple or Comets on Fire variety. Causing a stir with live shows and their 'dress sense' (literally).
THE TUPOLEV GHOST (Cambridge)
Ferociously independent and hardcore attitude in abundance from this fourpiece. Rooted in US hardcore acts like Shellac and Fugazi, Tupolev Ghost's sound is infused with post Forward Russia artcore sounds that are sweeping the UK's underground - Think Dananananaykroyd, think Pulled Apart By Horses, think Rolo Tomassi. Labels like Holy Roar are presenting the new noise-core alongside Big Scary Monsters in this instance who have released TG's debut, self titled EP.