Bilge Pump

at Wharf Chambers, Leeds
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Bilge Pump

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Organised noise, full of angular, abstract rhythms and frequent time changes. Post-post punk with sharp, brittle bones and a weight problem, long before hipsters told our kid brothers to like The Rapture.

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Girls In Synthesis

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Girls In Synthesis have quickly forged a fearsome reputation as one of the most exciting and volatile live acts in London. In equal parts frantic, considered, ear-splitting and melodic, the group take their cues from the early DIY punk and post-punk pioneers to keep everything in-house; artwork, videos, performances and recordings are created entirely by the group and their handful of trusted collaborators. Experimentation sees them transgress the punk bracket into something more original and unique while stage shows present a complete and controlled spectacle, with the group moving from playing on stage to dragging equipment into the audience. Desperately trying to remove the group/audience barrier, they perform bathed in a single stark white beam of light, while songs are interspersed with sampled dialogue taken from government nuclear survival videos and number station recordings. They take influences from the punishing and militant noise of groups such as Crass, the dark, bass-led sound of Flipper and the sharp edge of sparsely melodic groups like Wire and The Fall. This blueprint is peppered with scores of varied sounds from across the board to create the basis of the groups’ vital sound.

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Dame Area

Tribal wave, post-industrial, experimental, post-punk from Barcelona.

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Cattle

"An oscillating sticky grenade of bass lines, half-screamed vocals, tin can drums and a confident bent." - Nine Hertz

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Eric Random

Experimental electronic musical maverick from Manchester.

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Wharf Chambers

  • 23 Wharf Street
  • Leeds
  • LS2 7EQ

Website:
wharfchambers.org