10 Oct SUPERSONIC LAUNCH PARTY
There’s much more information to follow in the coming weeks, in the meantime, we’re pleased to announce an official launch party on 4th and 5th November in the intimate surroundings of the Centrala Gallery space in Birmingham to celebrate the return of Supersonic Festival.
This will be the first of many Supersonic / Milque and Muhle collaborations, a explosive spectacular celebration of music and fun. Showcasing some of the finest acts around and bringing more eclectic artists to Birmingham. This is a super limited capacity show so advanced tickets are adviced.
Details as follows:-
SUPERSONIC 2017 LAUNCH PARTY
FRIDAY NOV 4TH LINEUP:
Xylouris White (Jim White from Dirty Three + George Xylouris, Cretan lute player)
SATURDAY NOV 5TH LINEUP:
+ Sausage DJ’s
+ pop up Milque & Muhle record stall
Of course it wouldn’t be a Supersonic event without plenty of cake and samosas.
Xylouris White – http://
Jim White has commanded international attention for more than two decades as part of Australia’s Dirty Three. Now New York-based, White is often found collaborating with alt-A-listers (including: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, PJ Harvey, Nina Nastasia, Cat Power and Smog,). One of Crete’s best-loved artists, Xylouris is a scion of Greek musical royalty, a family from a mountain village near the Cave of Zeus.
Sex Swing – https://
SEX SWING – “comprising members of implicitly trusted yet sonically nefarious outfits Mugstar, Part Chimp, Dethscalator, Earth & Dead Neanderthals” slow space rock with a garagey stomp but with doom dirge, spazzed out saxaphones and clouded out fx.
Mothwasp – http://www.mothwasp.com/
Combining the brute force of drums and guitar, experimental film soundtrack techniques and audio-responsive video experiments derived from defunct analogue projection apparatus, the duo sculpt movies for the ears and soundtracks for the eyes, like old school post rock, chopped up and put back together with chaotic drumming and muted electronics coming off like a bastard mix of Gastr del sol and faust.
Giant Swan – https://soundcloud.com/
Giant Swan are an embryonic, shapeshifting duo who press repeat and take aim at the sun. Grabbing the necessary sounds from guitars, pedals and their own throats, Robin Stewart and Harry Wright coax raw-hearted live experiences that are constantly shifting in their stillness, bleeding between several sonic movements that both obliterate and invigorate and find them drifting away, serene and discordant, from the noise-techno bevy.
Rattle – https://
RATTLE focus almost exclusively on drums and more drums, beneath a delicate overlay of vocal harmonies and percussive effects. Formed by Katharine Eira Brown (also of Kogumaza) and Theresa Wrigley (also of Fists), Rattle began as an experiment in crafting rich songs and melody using drums and voice alone. Their music weaves and intertwines post-punk, minimalism and experimental rock, through off-kilter rhythms, patterns and counter melodies. Their live performances are at once hypnotic, monastic and danceable, entrancing audiences.
The band feature the amplified talents of French violinist Agathe Max and bassist Gareth Turner, their album is soon to be released on Rocket Recordings. ‘At times her work approaches the supersonic escape velocity of Tony Conrad; elsewhere, she introduces delicate repeating threads, then slowly weaves them into a fabric of vast, billowing sound more reminiscent of Steve Reich. With an elegant command of melody and a strident use of rhythm, Max manages to create a remarkably accessible collection of tracks, one that bridges the gaps between minimalism, post-classicism, the avant garde, krautrock, and plain old-fashioned pop.’ Bookman review
Low Rent Caveman Hate Music – features members of Napalm Death, Scorn, Sore Throat and Doom
The slow funereal pace of one song matches the lyrics about lost childhood dreams. It’s slow and cold. ‘It’s not much of a life’ relentlessly hopeless with a spark of very black humour, influnced by Texas drug punk like the Butthole Surfers and Stickmen expect blown out punk, pyschedelic leads and low end dirge.
Bismuth – https://
Hypnotic 2 piece Nottingham based sludge unit Bismuth will crush you with there sprawls of sludge and drone, whilst dragging you back and forth into there woozy harmonies and deadly growls with riffs and caveman beats that are so heavy and distorted, it will punish you into a pulp. tThink slow, primordal doom like The Body, Khanate, Corrupted.
Stinky Wizzleteat – https://
Formed some time in 2008, Stinky Wizzleteat have garnered some sort of a reputation, leaving a trail of blood, sweat and broken amplifiers behind them. United by a mutual love of the Bad Brains, Wizzleteat carve out a sound informed by groove from across the musical spectrum, whilst staying fully committed to heaviness, good times and volume.