SPECTRES+ MUTES + SIMPLE EYYES + GHOSTS OF DEAD AIRPLANES
Noise rock quartet Spectres were formed in Barnstaple, North Devon in 2011. After moving to Bristol a couple years later they self-released a few EPs and singles on their own Howling Owl label, before joining forces with Sonic Cathedral for 2015’s Dying, their incendiary debut that they promised would “snap people out of their comfort zones. We want our noise to smack the spoon out of their mouths that is feeding them the warm diarrhoea that is served by start-up PR companies”.
The resulting largely positive coverage everywhere from NME to Drowned In Sound, The Times and the Guardian to BBC Radio 1, comparisons to Sonic Youth and Loop – not to mention people fleeing their gigs, hands pressed tightly over bleeding ears – would suggest they went some way to achieving this aim.
Spectres latest album Condition was released 10th March 2017 via Sonic Cathedral.
Watch the video for ‘Dissolve’ below:
Plus support from MUTES
Having evolved from the solo bedroom recordings of frontman James, Mutes are now a very different entity altogether. Having recruited a full band, Mutes embrace a darker philosophy – creating sprawling noise-rock complete with crescendos of distortion not dissimilar to art-rock heroes Sonic Youth and Deerhunter. Retaining the lo-fi aesthetic of their early ambient interludes and sparkling drone sections, Mutes now touch upon the beautifully delicate and purposefully cacophonous with equal measure, transcending the genres of its heroes; touches of grunge, moments of no-wave, and flashes of lo-fi inspired shoegaze.
Listen to ‘Holly Terror’ below:
Plus support from SIMPLE EYYES
Intoxicating dreamscape electro sounds by British producer Thomas Whitfield aka Simple Eyyes. He recently released his debut album River Cities.
Listen to ‘Coming Home’ below:
Plus support from GHOSTS OF DEAD AIRPLANES
Formed in February 2012 Ghosts of Dead Airplanes are an anything-goes-in-the-pursuit-of-a-good-tune-beat-combination musical group.
“Ghosts of Dead Airplanes live show has gained a reputation for bringing something of the unpredictable to the party… they are energetic in the extreme, and never fail to entertain!” - Brum Notes
Listen to ‘Barry Norman’ below: