Monster Chetwynd’s Hell Mouth 3 is one of the stages for the 15th Edition of the very heavy, internationally renowned Supersonic Festival, with the artist performing on both nights with an impressive array of bands curated by Monster, Eastside Projects and Supersonic.
Apostille is a man who’s torn through enough sound-systems to know the difference between gesture and meaning. Alongside running his own DIY record label, Glasgow native, Michael Kasparis has spent the last few years making forays into the realm of hardcore punk with his groups Anxiety and The Lowest Form. Throughout all this, his solo electronic venture, Apostille has continued to evolve with each twist and turn of the world. What started off as a quest to whip up a mood and force that into a song has steadily become more of a mission in communication.
“A blizzard of sound and energy, Guttersnipe are in every sense a 21st century band. Unleashed from the always fruitful Leeds underground scene in 2015, these two noise rock miscreants have forged one of the most exciting and exhilarating duo bands currently at work today. Comprised of Urocerus Gigas (guitar, vocals, synth) and Tipula Confusa (drums, vocals, drum synth), Guttersnipe are a bilious concoction of technical prowess and visceral expression, a continual eruption of diametrical forces: Gigas’ flamboyant neo-shredding guitarwork is in thrilling contrast to Confusa’s catalytic, whip-cracking drums.” Kevin Mccaighy, The Quietus
Paddy Steer is a Zelig-like character along the timeline of Manchester’s musical activity. It’s a testament to his musicality that he has played with such a wide range of music and artists over the years, be it as a bass player, drummer, Hawaiian guitarist etc. or all these roles at the same time.
In rejection of the notion of ‘immaculate reproduction’, live performances from Paddy’s own project err more daringly and admirably on the frontier of chaotic abstraction, expression and focussed blunder, dice rolling down the hill in case of duende, as from behind his stacked array of instruments, the anarchically intrepid punk gargles through a vocoder with his xylophone, all a-clatter under disco lights and doilies.
He creates his tools, as he creates his craft, here from scratch, there from new, ever from long-garnered experience that includes running the massive ensemble Homelife, years hence. In style he is unique on the circuit that knows him, on which similarly his blinkered resolve and capacity to create must be unparalleled.
V Ä L V Ē
What is V Ä L V Ē? Folk lullabies re-imagined by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Found-sound collages interrupted by Welsh language orations and sudden outbursts of fuzz bass. Gleaming synthpop workouts that collapse into swirling dreamscapes of sax and harp. Tiny sounds opening out onto the epic. Hi-tech and no-tech, deployed with equal measures of discipline and abandon. Carefully sculpted disorder. Uncanny geometries of noise and melody. Dizzy and gleeful and drawn in notebooks. That is V Ä L V Ē.
VICTIM ARE A HEAVY METAL BAND
VICTIM FOUNDED IN LONDON ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND NINETY EIGHT AND LIVE SINCE TWO THOUSAND AND THREE
VICTIM ARE CAR CRASH (DRUMS/VOCALS) PUB FIGHT (GUITARS/VOCALS) AND IRON FIST (GUITARS/VOCALS)
VICTIM THREE TRACK SINGLE ON LEITERWAGEN TWO THOUSAND AND FOUR
VICTIM ANALOGUE DEBUT LP PRODUCED BY MAYO THOMPSON TWO THOUSAND AND ELEVEN
VICTIM ALBUM TWO COMING IN TWO THOUSAND AND NINETEEN
VICTIM VIENNA EDINBURGH LONDON WORTHING NEW YORK GRAZ HASTINGS BERLIN COLOGNE ALTRINCHAM
Enter the ritual; Hear the waves crashing down as you’re dragged into the undertow of bass beneath, hear the voices wail; the siren and the amazonian warriors await you. Let your instinct be your guide. Swim with us; at your peril.
Water are a heady mix of artists, poets and musicians who’ve come together to create encounters which engulf the senses. Water have left audiences with a feeling of being part of something magical, intense and sometimes bewildering, but always powerful.
Water formed in Manchester in March 2015. Water members are: Amy Horgan (ZIMZUM) Rachel Goodyear (visual artists) Louise Woodcock (Minny Pops, Anonymous Bash), Lauren Bolger (poet, Locean), Emma Thompson (Fat Out, GY!PA).