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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.
Minimal post-punk inspired stripped raw dance tracks and mechanized angst and paranoia. Joy Division, Birthday Party, DAF, Chrome, TG, Wall of Voodoo, Clock DVA with a dash of Front 242…
She Made Me Do It are a London two-piece New Wave Electronica style band made up of Shaheena Dax (Rachel Stamp) on Vocals and Keyboards with Will Crewdson (Rachel Stamp/Scant Regard/Adam Ant/Bow Wow Wow/Flesh For Lulu/Johnette Napolitano/The Selecter) on Guitars and Keyboards
Insurrectionary Neo Futurists weaving their flamboyant and spectacular way through goth, industrial, punk, post punk and synthpop with stunning live performances that are never the same twice.
Dead Blood Cells were formed in very early 2017 in Medway, bringing together a number of influences including Darkwave, Electro-Industrial and more of those tricky Post-Punk genres. Through the first year they had a number of well received outings, and after some line up changes, are refining their sound with a new set. It is a marriage of hauntingly sweet dark vocals with industrial noise and post-punk/Goth guitar
NOTE: Your paypal payment confirmation is your ‘ticket’, there’s no need to print anything. All names of purchasers are added to a list and will be on the door.
Sheffield show is now £7 on the door. Advance sales over.
Defsynth (DEFSYNTH.COM) & AnalogueTrash (analoguetrash.com) finally come together bringing you a night of exciting live alternative electronic music. Starring the wonderful talents of (And this doesn’t necessarily represent the band running order on the night)
Imagine Giorgio Moroder and David Gilmour battling the Radiophonic Workshop across the streets of Neo Tokyo on Saturday Morning TV, this is the sound of ded.pixel. Blurring the lines between experimental and contemporary electronics and combined with a pulsing backbone of raw echoing guitars.
DP have gone from strength to strength in the last couple of years with amazing support slots for the likes of Covenant and many brilliant festival appearances.
DEF NEON are a band who fuse elements of indie-rock, electro, synthpop and bass music to create a sound that has been described by critics as energetic, intense and unique. The resulting sound has proved popular with live event organisers and club promoters alike, leading to support slots with 65daysofstatic, Death in Vegas, The Orb, Pop Will Eat Itself , The Algorithm and Sonic Boom Six.
They completely explode every event they play with audiences frequently clammering for more.
Self described as “Wonky DIY synth/guitar noisepop made by Sarah, Chris and Ange.” Duck are a decidedly delightful entity combining an almost L7 like sound with elements of a mid 80s punky sensibility.
Using often home made and modified equipment they excite and delight in noise whilst not forgetting about having damn good songs.
The champions of their own INSURRECTIONARY NEO FUTURIST movement, JDB fuse many genres of from industrial through synthpop, punk and goth. An androgynously flamboyant and spectacular engaging stage presence that is unique among the live scene today.
With ever changing set lists you can be guaranteed of something of a surprise every time from this ever unpredictable duo.
Manchester-based Industrial/Anti-Pop/Noise four-piece suggest late poet Dorothy Parker could have been seeing into the future and thinking of them when she wrote:
“Razors pain you, rivers are damp, acids stain you and drugs cause cramp. Guns aren’t lawful, nooses give, gas smells awful – you might as well live.”
They are known for commanding and somewhat anarchic live punky influenced performances. Or perhaps it’s best summed up with the following:
Following these acts we will have a fabulous DJ night from Anointed
Making a huge impact in the Manchester club scene with two fabulous packed events already. They represent an alt.queer celebration, playing a deliciously dark selection of leftfield pop, indie, alternative and electronic music designed for dancing. It’s a fusing of many different styles with no boundaries. Because good music shouldn’t be kept apart.
Blaqk Audio, Alice Glass, The Birthday Massacre, Goldfrapp, ionnalee, Ladytron, The Knife, Depeche Mode, Bauhaus, Fever Ray, Electric Youth, iamamiwhoami, New Order, IAMX, Mr Kitty, Light Asylum, Röyksopp, Duran Duran, Peaches, Kite, Grimes, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Pet Shop Boys, Client, Purity Ring, Henric de la Cour, TR/ST, M83, Prayers, Death of Lovers, Night Club, The Horrors, Lana Del Rey, Ashbury Heights, HEALTH, Kauf, Empathy Test, Ghost, Garbage, She Past Away, Aesthetic Perfection, Susanne Sundfør, Trentemøller, Selofan, Grace Jones, William Control, Gary Numan, Air, Adam Lambert, Lebanon Hanover, The Black Queen, Covenant, Pictureplane, Assemblage 23, Austra, Fischerspooner, David Bowie, Cold Cave, Rammstein, Marilyn Manson, Chromatics, Pastel Ghost, She Wants Revenge, Eurythmics, The Cure, Torul, The Sisters of Mercy, Desperate Journalist, Drab Majesty, Placebo, VNV Nation, Zola Jesus, Vivien Glass, Angelspit, Boy Harsher
Advance ticket for The Beehive, Bow, London 9th of June! Event doors 8pm, first act 8.15pm
DOLLS was born in mid-2009 as the more offensive byproduct of a commercial pop career gone AWOL. Drawing her influence from Joy Division, Madonna and Depeche Mode, DOLLS juxtaposes apocalyptic pop vocals with gritty lyricism, creating a uniquely dark synthpop signature.
DOLLS’ inimitable style has enchanted international artists of all descriptions (Salman Rushdie is a fan and Rough Trade‘s Carole Pope described SECRET SULK as “The Best Album Ever”) and she is, as ever, terribly sought after but difficult to pin down.
Autorotation choreograph a lush electronic choral sensibility with progressive and percussive beats, disorientating washes of pedal-tones and natural warm acoustics, and all somehow within the confines of one ‘song’. There are no boundaries.
Their recent drum and bass cover of Lamb’s classic track Gabriel has been making a huge impression on the internet radio shows. It’s a song that fits perfectly within the sound of the exciting and engaging act.
243 Ida – Regular listeners to our radio show on DEFSYNTH.COM will know perfectly well how this band have utterly captured our hearts recently. This manchester based duo their London debut for us which marks possibly their furthest venture from manchester to date so it is indeed a very rare opportunity to see them. We promise you captivating songs and a spellbinding performance.
This is an act that is going places, you mark our words. Be there and know you saw them in such an intimate setting.
SAMUEL – Relatively new to the electronic scene this RnB influenced electronica artist made quite an impression on us when we saw him perform at an electronic music open mic night. A brilliant stage presence combined with beautiful songwriting and tender vocals.
While often expressive and subtle, Sam never forgets that music should be presented and performed. Often described as Depeche Mode meets Justin Timberlake this is a brilliant new artist that we think will be going places very soon.
More of the most exciting live performance electronica from the New Wave of Waveform.
Stompy electro powerhouses 3D return to London for the first time in forever with their astonishingy powerful live show. 3D is a live experience; an electronic duo assaulting the senses a fusion of synthpop, rap and punk attitude. Like a tag-team wrestling match between Kraftwerk, The Cure, Devo and Erasure