As part of the ARTFUL FESTIVAL 2010…
...Meddicine + Orpheus Knoxx + Lois Magic + Scarlett O’Hara + Trogons
Friday 8th October 2010
...9pm – 2 am
NEW CROSS INN
323 NEW CROSS ROAD
After her recent Offset Festival performance this one woman show that is Meddicine creates hypnotic and chaotic fuzzed up electronic post punk. Sonic Youth diversions into white noise and tribal drum machine welds itself between Lydia Lunch and Velvet Underground at their most unforgiving. Psychedlic-Coldwave?
“Short and violent slabs of industrialized post-punk noise provide the jagged backdrop to composer Monika’s distorted vocals, echoes of old and new colliding into a body-bruising beauty” Better Than Sex blog
“bjork hanging out with massive attack in their darkest moments, throw some thrash metal and a bit of post punk and that’s what we're dealing with here” My Bad blog
Orpheus Knoxx: London/New Cross
Orpheus Knoxx create a sultry and melancholic landscape, like looking out of a window on a winter’s day as the rain beats down on the forlorn horizon with Erica MacArthur voice lost and sullen as the minimal music gently teeters around the edges. This is what Tracey Thorn would have sounded like if she’d listened to Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins and The Chameleons.
Lois Magic: London
Muffled vocals are barely audible over the incessant guitar feedback and layers of drum machines and backing spoken word vocals. At times unbearable, deranged church effect keyboards echo around your head in a nightmarish mess which occasionally seeps into moments of ethereal beauty.
Scarlett O’Hara: London/New Cross
Slow and meandering minimal electronica, with hushed female vocals over slithering synths and snare drums. Fairytale stories soft laments echo through the lyrics. Charming, but not a little discerning.
This is the debut show for this fuzzy psychedelic quartet, waltzing organ moments shimmy away from the creeping and theatrical guitar and bass lines. Vocally they shift from almost story telling to wild shrieks. Au Pairs meets The Gun Club via Tori Amos.