Among the acts being announced for Offset 2010 are the likes of Atari Teenage Riot, Chrome Hoof, Egyptian Hip Hop, Good Shoes and much more, all of whom will play over the weekend of September 4-5, deep in the lush environs of Hainault Country Park, but a 30 minute ride away from London.
The mighty Atari Teenage Riot are the headliners for Sunday, and a more apt way to close out this wildly revolutionary and groundbreaking festival cannot be imagined. Responsible for coining the phrase “digital hardcore” and virtually creating a whole new genre of incendiary, punk-driven electro, this rare live appearance is sure to leave an indelible impression. As will the live theatrics of the strange, and strangely compelling, Chrome Hoof, the London band whose “experimental orchestra” encompasses metal, electro, funk, disco and chamber music in their sound; not to mention a startling visual punch.
Meanwhile, Egyptian Hip Hop will lead the indie charge with their gloriously mutating brand of doss pop, where anything can and often does happen. Good Shoes will also be present and correct, playing short, sharp, bursts of indie brilliance from their new album “No Hope, No Future”, while French duo John and Jehn will have people swooning with their meltingly beautiful love songs.
O.Children will also be casting their dark, mysterious spell, while Graffiti Island’s stripped down, pared-back, fuzz laden lo-fi will no doubt win people over to their cause. New young critical darlings Wild Palms will inevitably incite mayhem with their angular, whipsmart post-punk, and La Shark and Relics will also be turning up on people’s top tips for 2011.