a one day music festival
21st may 2016, from 2.30pm
hosted by south street arts centre
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one day of eclectic music curated by the doubledotdash!? collective, the darklands clubnight and south street arts centre.
combining some of the most exciting acts in the UK underground music scene, with some of berkshire's finest acts.
there will be 2 intimate indoor stages running simultaneously all day.
there will also be good times. new friends. booze. and hopefully some sunshine.
food will be provided on site by tutu's ethiopian table.
tickets are available for 15 pounds in advance, and will be more on the door.
previous years: 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
(in alphabetical order)
CHANTAL ACDA // HEY COLOSSUS // HORSE ROCK // GREY HAIRS // ILL
MARTN PHONE // MONSTER MOVIE // MOONBOW // OLD ERNIE // ORIGAMI HORSES
SHIT AND SHINE // SPECTRES // THE LEAF LIBRARY // THE PAWNBROKER
THE TWELVE HOUR FOUNDATION // THE WHARVES // WORKIN' MAN NOISE UNIT
plus DJs until 1am
currently based in belgium, dutch-born CHANTAL ACDA has worked under the SLEEPINGDOG moniker since 2006, making
three acclaimed albums that closed on the 'with our heads in the clouds and our hearts in the fields' album for
which she collaborated with adam wiltzie (STARS OF THE LID), and touring extensively both in europe and
now performing under her own name chantal has recorded two albums that feature collaborations with the likes of
NILS FRAHM, PETER BRODERICK, and SHAHZAD ISMALLY. as you might imagine, these records are filled with calming
introspective songs, backed up with graceful and inventive instrumentation.
HEY COLOSSUS are indeed colossal in their age and scope of sound; ranging from doom to feral
noise rock to dark psychedelia and even blasted-out miles davis over their 12 years of recorded
output. their two albums on the celebrated ROCKET RECORDINGS label has garnered considerable,
and well-deserved, praise from a broad selection of those most untrustworthy of taste-makers: the Press.
still, we can attest to the shamanic quality being proffered and challenge you not to submit your
soul to the titanic battering your inner psyche will be subjected to courtesy of their three
guitar attack (maiden this isnae!).
berkshire's premier surf-rock band. (also probably berkshire's only surf-rock band.) and definitely the only
band who have ever been described as "the shadows as if played by children brought up on motörhead."
sometimes a pissed-up midweek drinking club at the nearest possible wetherspoons, sometimes a
sweaty rock music band. sometimes both. one release featured a picture of a full english breakfast
on the cover and the next a seven inch of HARRY NILSSON covers (except NILSSON looked a bit, uh,
different, and was holding a can of red stripe on the front). Last year's debut LP was full of
righteous tunes. the men and women of GREY HAIRS have been kicking around in various underground
bands for donkeys - this will be one not to miss.
ILL are a diy punk/post-punk/evil pop music band from manchester. they have more energy than you do
and they use it all up every time they play, moving from fluent, angry pop songs to ramshackle 'n'
haphazard instrumental jams without a second thought. they sing about misogyny, mental health, happy
pills, the rebel dyke movement in the 1980s, and whatever else they feel like singing about.
doubledotdash?! OG, frequent collaborator (sneaker pimps' kelli alli, eva eden, fields of barley and more),
relentless remixer, trance dreamer.
detuned, middle aged, noise pop mavericks from reading. playing songs from their fifth album,
'keep the voices distant', out on graveface records.
MOONBOW is a trip-pop sound & multimedia created by eleanor hardwick
featuring a rotating line-up of collaborators.
using a mixture of electronic hardware and organic sounds, the songs fuse trippy
pop and transcendental soundtracks, drawing praise from the likes of i-d,
rookiemag, wire, and the guardian.
more heavy noise appearing from the cracks in the oxford underground. the only unsolicited email we have
replied to in at least 12 months.
formed in 2012 to give 3 friends something to do after work. their post-punk inspired alt rock
has garnered support from the likes of jon "xfm" kennedy and steve "lammo" lamacq.
SHIT AND SHINE
SHIT AND SHINE is an ever changing line-up, sometimes with numerous drummers, made up of various
collaborators from the uk and texas, revolving around the musical brainchild of craig clouse.
having already gained a cult following due to their legendary one riff / multi-drummer live shows,
and following two sold out releases on RIOT SEASON and LATITUDES, his productions started to resonate
with the industrial and noise revival sounds from the likes of POWELL and RUSSELL
HASWELL in 2012 and beyond.
since escaping the confines of a small seaside town and burrowing themselves into the uk's diy scene,
SPECTRES have swelled into an uncompromising beast. harnessing the negative reactions from baffled
crowds, and finding influences in the more depraved bowels of guitar music as well as harsh
electronic experimentalism, the band have managed to crossover into territories where noise
music is usually never mentioned.
2015 saw the release of their critically acclaimed debut album 'dying', the reaction of which lead
them to spew their noise all over europe and back again, whilst finding the time to record an
alternative james bond theme, as well as preparing 'DEAD' the newly announced record which is a
total reworking of their debut, with contributions from MOGWAI, FACTORY FLOOR, LOOP, HOOKWORMS,
RICHARD FEARLESS and many more.
THE LEAF LIBRARY
THE LEAF LIBRARY are guitarist matt ashton (formerly of PEEL favourites SALOON), singer kate gibson, bass player
gareth jones and drummer / synth wizard lewis young. live they are joined by guitarist simon nelson, also of the
band COSINES. they make multi-layered, two chord drone pop, channeling the warm fuzz of YO LA TENGO, the spacious
repetition of TALK TALK, and MOVIETONE's seaside melancholy to beautiful effect.
THE PAWNBROKER is pete brookes and ben sandiford.
minimal hymns for the common man.
original soundtracks for original films.
THE TWELVE HOUR FOUNDATION
THE TWELVE HOUR FOUNDATION is an electronic/musique concrete/conceptual pop group based in bristol,
comprising polly hulse (analogue synth/rhythms) and jez butler (analogue synth/concrete sequences).
the group formed following requests for performances of jez's album 'the lighter side of concrete',
and the name - initially attributed by polly to a side project - became permanent.
their sound draws on electronic/library/educational tv music, especially the work of JOHN BAKER and
PADDY KINGSLAND (bbc radiophonic workshop) and RAYMOND SCOTT.
THE WHARVES combine gracefully minimal psyche-rock with fuzzed out folk. they invoke the
reverberated spook of 60s girl groups, the mid-fi guitar crunch of kim deal's THE AMPS, the vocal
flavours of THE ROCHES and the narrative and structural panache of 70s progressive folk. marion
andrau's thunderous drumming drives through these compositions, ensuring the wealth of disparate
influences remain focused and celebratory.
WORKIN' MAN NOISE UNIT
an energetic, distorted mess of riffs and howled vocals. break out the cold ones.
so you stumble into the barn in various states of ruination at the magnificent SUPERNORMAL festival
to witness the trance-inducing music of WOVEN SKULL. it proved to be an honest-to-joe,
holier-than-holy, mind healing experience.
their music is an exercise in restraint; the minimal repetitions of the mandola, guitar and
percussion gradually building to induce a truly sublime dwam. head music of the highest order.
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