Night Shift Sheffield – ATTRITION, DEFILE & More tba

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One of the original pioneers in dark electronic music joins us for what is remarkably their first ever Sheffield show.

Formed in 1980 in Coventry, England, influenced by a mix of punk ideology and experimental art aesthetics, they emerged as part of the early ’80’s UK Industrial scene alongside contemporaries Coil, Test Department, Legendary Pink Dots, In The Nursery, Portion Control et al.

Founder Martin Bowes has steered the band through a 30 year career, fueled by a succession of critically acclaimed albums…and selling over 60,000 to date.

Martin also runs the famous The Cage Studios which has done mastering and production work for many famous artists including Nine Inch Nails, Die Krupps, and Download.

Frequently playing shows all over Europe, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Asia (Siberia) and recently a fourth tour in Canada, it’s a great honour to give Attrition the debut appearance in Sheffield.


A UK/US collaboration between Julie Thielen and Jan Doyle Band‘s Derek Anthony Williams. Having been a studio only project for 15 years they made their impromptu unbilled stage debut in Sheffield in December last year on Julie’s first ever visit to the UK. This time they’re back to unleash the full power.

DEFILE combine Julie’s sublime poetic spoken word diction with Derek’s love of sonic experimentation to create something quite unlike anything you are ever likely to hear. No two pieces sound the same as they find their way through industrial, shoegaze, ebm, goth and all manner of other exotic and ethereal landscapes.

We’ll also have the same goth/electro/80s/punk DJing afterwards as we had our first event this year.

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