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Look out! Electro genius legends Blancmange are on tour!
Most significantly they’re in sheffield this friday.
As the title of the event might suggest it’s in support of new album ‘Wanderlust’
The new album is focussed on similar themes to that done with the Fader project (Wrangler/Blancmange collaboration) but there’s a new energy to the approach – wistfulness turns to anger; dislocation morphs into a powerful desire to be somewhere else, with a sense of someone fighting for forward motion, dreams, family and the joys of life while seeing, as Arthur puts it, ‘the pretence of a normal world being erased.’
This frustration with modern devices and the limitations of people-defining algorithms and how such things are manipulating communication, the work place and daily life (people behaving like machines and treating each other like robots) is also expressed through ‘Talking To Machines’. But there’s a twist! After all the whole album is created by humans interacting with electricity and circuits. On this track, Arthur and Benge revel in the artificial sounds, using them like power surges underneath the John Lennon-like vocals and early ‘70s vintage beats – the ghosts at the heart of this machine-made song.
We’re very much looking forward to this!
You can also catch them in Liverpool
Music previews & interviews:
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LESBIAN BED DEATH
Known for ferociously powerful live shows, this female fronted goth punk metal band take influences from glam, goth, punk and metal combining into an incredible powerhouse of a sound. They have three sharply fanged albums under their belt and some excellent music videos as the one below.
This unique Mad Max like post apocalyptic metal electropunk band are renowned for their nuclear blast level live performances and take influences from the Misfits by way of Rob Zombie. Their new sound is heavier and more metal than ever before as shown by the lead track ‘Bulldoze Everything’ from the forthcoming album ‘Walk Amongst Rebels’.
Jan Doyle Band
The world’s first INSURRECTIONARY NEO FUTURIST band combining elements of Goth, Punk, Industrial and New Romantic style. Spectacular of appearance and completely unique in sound, they offer something unique at each live performance making each experience unforgettable.
Dawn of Elysium
Continuing West Yorkshire’s proud tradition of Goth Rock (with the emphasis on ROCK), they provide that classic atmospheric post punk by way of folk idea that was pioneered by the likes of New Model Army.
Black Riders Cult
Proper no holds barred driving drum machine powered GOTH ROCK akin to a modern version of The Sisters of Mercy.
Monday’s broadcast repaired and recreated as best as possible for your enjoyment.
Featuring the delights of
Playing with Madmoizel on all dates:
Jan Doyle Band – DEF’s in house band in effect and the only UK band on the line up, the leading purveyors of INSURRECTIONARY NEO FUTURISM – where electronics, punk, goth and glam all meet in a stunning spectacular energetic live performance. Utterly indescribable and totally unmissable.
Other acts playing:
Sheffield (Royal Standard, £5 on the door) 6th March:
Flavolous – who played our Tramlines event last year has always impressed us with his almost indefinable mix of experimental dubstep glitch industrial rap. It sounds bizarre and it is but the delightful off kilter rhythms and break in such move the body in exciting and unusual ways. A wonderful innovator.
Leeds (Santiago Bar, £5 on the door) 7th March:
Leifert – Anyone who saw our Manchester show last year with Madmoizel or our two december dates (leeds/london) would have experienced the cool coldwave tribal synth that is Leifert. Again excitingly pushing the boundaries with unique compositions and huge style on stage. Everyone who has seen them has been hugely impressed so we’re delighted to have them with us again.
13X – Transgender musician, poet, artist and photographer. Creates loud noizes, glitchez, nonsense and beats. Sounds exciting? Of course it is! We were really impressed with their wonderful music at a gig in Leeds some time ago organised by Goth city and have been looking for an opportunity to have them back.
London (£5 advance £10 door):
Dame Area – If you like the idea of a Spanish Coil, Franco Battiato, Gary Numan, Throbbing Gristle, Joy Division, Suicide, Can or Grauzone with female vocals then you are utterly in luck as this is exactly what you’ll be getting. Yet again a powerful slightly disturbing female presence fronts this band with a slightly more punky tinge to their electronics.
Blackwaxsolution is our DJ for the night famed and in demand for skilled turntable work throughout London and not without significant online notability. Returning to his origins with a bit of post punk/goth/industrial/new wave/electronica dj work here. This is a DJ you won’t forget.
Show starts at 8pm and DJing continues to 3am.
Bristol (£7.00 advance £10 door):
Caffeine Kill – Heavy industrial machine rock, powerfully performed. Caffeine Kill have made a stir up and down the country with their oftne brutal sound. A mixture of Ministry, Skinny Puppy and Nine Inch Nails the sound is harsh but never forgets to include a sense of humanity and melody.
https://www.facebook.com/sombremoonband/ – Dark synthpop. Beautiful female vocals combine with intricately composed synthy sounds. Utterly danceable and absurdly catchy without being sugar sweet.