November 13th 2009
us for a fantastic 4 band lineup, followed by a pop-wonderful disco.
Love (france & usa) myspace
Dance Yourself to Death (toronto canada) myspace
Cheap Bent Electrode (bristol, uk) myspace
Vile Vile Creatures (manchester, uk) myspace
Mill, James St
8pm - late
£6 / 5 concs
sound and image UNITE
An over the top blend of Elmapi's driving 'pop-concrete' compositions
and the sounds & images of Matterlink's b-movie video sampling.
Driving beats, off time sub-rhythms and video collage make their concerts
as much a musical innovation as a sensory pleasure bomb. Both members
brought to the stage and screen a loaded background. US based Matterlink
has nearly 10 years of video performance and several "cult"
films under his belt as a filmmaker (Blue is Beautiful with DC's Make-Up).
Elmapi, based in Paris, has worked the Parisian underground electronica
circuit and released two electro-pop albums - the most recent was mixed
by Andy Moor of the Ex. She also founded the Parisian record label Lentonia
Records (EDH, AE (also Sonig records), UNISON (upcoming), as well as
her own Elmapi albums and VIDEO LOVE (upcoming) releases.
Yourself to Death
DYTD have shared stages with everyone from the Hidden Cameras to Peaches,
and Uh Huh Her and played their first European show in Munich, Germany,
where they drew a crowd of 1500 people. JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN) delivered
a remix of their original song “Sea of Love”. When DYTD
headed into the studio in the spring of 2008, they had three years’
worth of songs to choose from. The band members acted as producers,
working with co-producer and engineer Lorne Hounsell (K-OS, Bedouin
Soundclash) to create their full-length debut, Ready For Love. They
drew inspiration from artists who spanned several musical eras, from
Fleetwood Mac to the Cars, to New Young Pony Club, creating a sound
that’s hook-laden, highly addictive, and ready for repeat rotation
on your stereo. The final product is an instantly accessible record
that will keep you holding on tight to your first kiss, your worst heartache,
and all your forgotten love letters.
All the way from the west country, cheap bent electrode will
work their contagious magic on you and your dancing feet. DIY electro
pop just don't stop.
The Vile Vile Creatures formed in Manchester and debuted at Cardiff
Ladyfest in 2006. They bring a torrent of angular guitars, spikey bass
and frantic beats. With 'angry life affirming vocals firing off like
an emergency flare' they are queer punk, heavy disco and they want you
to dance! Marc Riley's a fan and so are you.
Dance on! Dance on!