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IN THE BLACK MIDWINTER FESTIVAL!

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Night Shift Sheffield – Moar Goth – The Society, Dyonisis, Jan Doyle Band, Holy Braille, Kalter

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THE SOCIETY


DYONISIS

JAN DOYLE BAND

HOLY BRAILLE

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Night Shift Sheffield Halloween Special with The Webb

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Lucky & Love UK tour

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LUCKYANDLOVE traveling all the way from Los Angeles will be performing for their first time in the UK and will play new tracks from their 2nd LP “Transitions”, a soon to be released record Distributed by Southern Record Distributors UK.

LUCKYANDLOVE write catchy electro pop songs with analog synths + live drums. Vocalist & multi-synth-pedal-instrumentalist April Love, and drummer & multi-synth instrumentalist Loren Luck, uses every extremity while blissing out audiences with live improvisation and modulation. Loren Luck a drummer, plays melodic phrases on electronic drums and drum synthesizers with his light sticks, layering beats, musical patterns, and driving polyharmonies. Singer April Love plays analog synths that are keyed stroked and pitch bent through a keytar, and modulated through her foot pedal.

On May 26th, Los Angeles’s analog synthwave and darkwave darlings will be releasing their second LP, Transitions, distributed globally through Southern Record Distributors UK and Forced Exposure in the US. Get sonically “adjusted” while traveling.Transitions, is a sonic neon rainbow of synthgaze, an ocean of darkwave, and a jungle of electro punk. It’s the record to pack on your next vacation with tracks like Summertime Frolic, a fresh alpha wave inducing breeze. No vacation is complete without hearing an Animal, and you’ll find yourself in a spy movie with Dangerous Run Away. to write and perform live on this record with Grammy winning engineer Be Hussey
Their debut LUCKY+LOVE LP was featured on Amazon Prime’s show, This Week #Indie featured over 400 press and radio shows worldwide.

Big Take Over called their debut LP record, “addictive with its rhythmic pulsations, distant yet attractively whirling vocals, synth-heavy bass, and layered, vibing harmony. This is rich, intriguing synthtastic mastery.”

LUCKYANDLOVE’s 2017 debut self titled limited edition LP on white vinyl is distributed through SRD UK will be for sale at concerts.
They’ll be touring the west coast in April and kick off their UK tour this Summer with B-Movie at Synthwave Live 3 in London

 

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Blancmange Wanderlust tour

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Look out! Electro genius legends Blancmange are on tour!

Most significantly they’re in sheffield this friday.

Blancmange ‘Wanderlust’ Tour/ Sheffield

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.

 

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We’re very much looking forward to this!

You can also catch them in Liverpool

4th May – Blancmange – Wanderlust Tour / Liverpool
10th May – Blancmange – Wanderlust Tour / Manchester
11th May – Blancmange – Wanderlust Tour / Birmingham

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Night Shift Sheffield 25th May 2019

ns sheffield 2019 25. smallWe’re back for another blast of goth and metal, collecting some of the North’s finest, heaviest acts.

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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.

SYD.31

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.

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DEFSYNTH radio 21st Jan 2019

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Featuring and EXCLUSIVE first play of a new Syd.31 track never played anywhere before.

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DEFSYNTH Radio – 14th Jan 2019

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Monday’s broadcast repaired and recreated as best as possible for your enjoyment.

https://www.mixcloud.com/DEFsynthradio/defsynthcom-radio-14th-jan-2019-synthpopminimalwaveindustrialj-rock/

Featuring the delights of 

Angelica Lee
Betapsi Project
Das Fluff
Dead Blood Cells
eX-Girl
Jan Doyle Band
Kylie Minogue
Negative Response
Plustechsqueezebox
POLYSICS
Sirusho
Slow Glass
SOMBRE Moon
Trianglecuts
Vague Notion

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DEFSYNTH radio 7th Jan 2019

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Slow Glass
Dead Blood Cells
Gross Net
Jan Doyle Band
RUTH BATE Fanpage
SugarMouse
Low Sea
Psydoll

But also wonderful and on the show:

Archipelago
Arthur and Martha
Autorotation
DEF NEON
DIE HEXEN
Factory Acts
Gertrud Stein Band
Paragon Cause
Plike
POP INC
Samuel Music

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Madmoizel Tour Anglais part 2 – Sheffield, Leeds, London, Bristol

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MADMOIZEL – After our successful mini tour with her in 2018 we couldn’t resist having her back from France with that driving avant-garde coldwave/minimalwave/dance style of hers. Every night a powerful commanding performance that is simply breathtaking. Every audience that experienced the show was stunned. We are utterly delighted to present her this new tour to you covering 3 locations we didn’t cover last time – Leeds, London and Bristol.

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.

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