Dearest friends and lovers.
Sly & The Family Drone are heading out for an unspecified amount of time next month. Please help us extend our run by welcoming us to your town.
We shall need an electrical outlet and a place to stay and maybe some food.
2nd June NOTTINGHAM - Chameleon w/loads of rad bands
3rd June MANCHESTER - Night & Day w/Mucky Sailor and more!
4th June yr place? jubilee street party?!?
5th June yr place?
6th June BRISTOL - The Croft with MXLX & Giant Swan
7th June LONDON - Camden Unicorn w/Guns or Knives & Picore
Please get in touch asap if you are a promoter who can help fill any of the free days, or if you can put us in touch with such folk. Cheers!
Sly & The Family Drone are a primal orchestra of drum rhythms, radiophonic oscillator noise and electronically-abstracted vocals. They forge hypnotic, textural workouts in the vein of Black Dice, Shit & Shine and Crash Worship.
Sly's reductionist take on music is literal; they split their drum kit to its singular base units, passing individual drums to the audience who maintain the beat while they free themselves for more noise and freestyle mayhem, ultimately eliminating any boundaries between spectator and performer. This egalitarian approach propels audience and band together into a shamanistic setting of catharsis and anarchic celebration. By the end of the set their drums and equipment are scattered; the remnants of their music lying bare across the floor.
"Their live shows are becoming legendary. Things usually get broken. There will be more than likely blood. A must see live experience. No gig by Sly & The Family Drone is ever the same." Club Velocity