BLACK MIDI - PROTOMARTYR - BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD - PORRIDGE RADIO I Cancelled

experimental, rock
Tuesday
05
May 2020
  • Chapiteau
19:00

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This concert has been CANCELLED because of the current Covid-19 situation.
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Impetuous, new and radically genre-bending indie rock quatuor from London

When

Tue. 5 May, 2020

Where

  • Chapiteau

Doors

19:00

Organiser

Botanique
Their music is impetuous, but also so new and radical that it makes rock ‘n’ roll sound fresh again. (...) Black Midi play with the attitude of radical jazz cats, using plenty of improvisations to keep their creations lively
BRUZZ

Despite a sparse digital presence and just one studio-recorded song, elusive math rock quartet Black Midi carved out a cult following in the late 2010s. A handful of video recordings of their live shows and the 2018 single "bmbmbmbm" were strong enough to gather significant buzz around their meticulously constructed yet feral rock sounds.

Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Geordie Greep, lead guitarist Matt Kelvin, bassist Cameron Picton, and drummer Morgan Simpson, the Croydon, England four-piece formed after graduating from the performing arts institution The BRIT School in 2017. In contrast to the more mainstream acts the school has produced -- including Amy Winehouse and the Kooks -- Black Midi produced angular, experimental post-punk.

Forming part of a South London scene alongside acts like Shame, Goat Girl, and HMLTD, the newly minted band became a regular at Brixton's favorite new-band haunt The Windmill. Unlike their peers, Black Midi maintained a mysterious air by conducting hardly any interviews and largely shunning social media. Yet they soon earned media notice with their intense live shows, and in 2018 the band performed a live session for radio station NTS at Flesh & Bone Studios in Hackney. Later that year they released their debut single on producer Dan Carey's (Bat for Lashes, Kate Tempest) Speedy Wunderground label. The song "bmbmbmbm" was a jittery and delirious track, built on tight grooves and explosions of noise. The band's debut LP, Schlagenheim, arrived in the summer of 2019. --Bekki Bemrose for AllMusic

black midi - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

Protomartyr

Detroit post-punk quartet Protomartyr formed in 2010, slowly bubbling up out of a few bands in a tightly knit music scene. Delivering burly but intelligent music that played heavily on dynamics and physical impact, the group's wild card was vocalist and lyricist Joe Casey, who spun free-associative semi-beat poetry over the churning report of the musicians. After making an impression on the Michigan music scene with their 2012 debut album, No Passion All Technique, word about Protomartyr spread further when they signed with the Sub Pop-distributed Hardly Art label. Following the release of their third album, 2015's The Agent Intellect, Protomartyr began receiving enthusiastic press coverage in North America and Europe, leading to them signing with Domino for 2017's outstanding Relatives in Descent.

Protomartyr - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

Black Country, New Road

Black Country, New Road sound like a proper filthy juggernaut of a band, a real experience to behold. At times, colossal metal riffs mangle with frenetic jazz freakouts; occasionally film noir string motifs are motored into the urgent present with a razortight rhythm section.

Black Country New Road - Sunglasses (live Eurosonic 2020)
The esteemed and eccentric music journalist Everett True crowned Porridge Radio 'the best band in the world' on the basis of hearing just half a song.
Loud And Quiet

Porridge Radio

Beginning as Dana Margolin’s sadcore bedroom project, Porridge Radio developed into an idiosyncratic post-punk 4-piece after she moved to Brighton and met her future bandmates. They inelegantly knot together Margolin's vicious, furious emotional outpourings with beautiful pop melodies, and have shared stages with the likes of (Sandy) Alex G, Soccer Mommy, Cherry Glazerr, Goat Girl, Dream Wife and Lydia Lunch.After a series of demos, and the growing legend of their intense live shows, full-band LP Rice, Pasta And Other Fillers came out via Memorials of Distinction in 2016. Recorded in a garden shed, their lofi debut documents struggles with life, love and boredom, and showcases the scrapbook absurdism at Porridge Radio's core.

In early 2019 Porridge Radio made an eagerly anticipated return with their first studio-recordings, the singles ‘Give/Take’ and ‘Don’t Ask Me Twice’.The band's Secretly Canadian debut, Every Bad, is a culmination of what has been in their head for some time; the record they have been waiting for the means to record. The record is due 13 March 2020, & arrives full of grand, sweeping ambition – with vocals so urgent that it often feels like it is moved by compulsion rather than choice, with all the rawness of early Karen O and influences as disparate as Charli XCX and The Cranberries.

Porridge Radio - Circling
Tuesday
05
May 2020

Extra information

This concert has been CANCELLED because of the current Covid-19 situation.
Tickets will be refunded. Ticket holders will be contacted by email.
Please follow the instructions in this email if you purchased your ticket.s at our reception desk.