PET CEMETERY #3 - "DUO FRENZY"
446 KINGSLAND ROAD
PM 8 PM
£££ 5 £££
This Brighton-based two piece is irrepressably dour, heroically noisy, and stripped to the bare bones - a hissing drum machine and two jagged, flesh scouring-guitars over which the singer mumbles his indecipherable montone. It's like early Jesus & Mary Chain meets very early Sisters of Mercy but really like nothing else around at the moment.
Katia Barrett and Nick Carlisle take turns singing, drumming and synth-prodding whilst smiling a lot and running back and forth on stage. Their songs, often cloaked in a cloud of echoing atmospherics, throb with raucous beats and jab you in the eye when you're not looking. It's party music for the lost at sea - sometimes primitive, sometimes soaring, but never boring.
New project from Sauna Youth front man Rich Phoenix and Cold Pumas guitarist/vocalist Ollie Fisher. Looped, claustrophobic surges of brittle guitar and shocked drum beats that stack up to create a sound a lot larger than the sum of its parts. Little is known about this new venture but it looks set to be something very special indeed.
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