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Raw Power 2017

The Dome, London
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Returning for a 4th year after it's biggest and best outing yet in 2016, The Dome welcome Raw Power Festival!

"A righteous psychic celebration of sound and fury that draws together the cream of the underground, Raw Power draws on the fiery worlds of psychedelia, heaviosity, electronic innovation and avant-garde inspiration, from 2014 to 2016 saw visionary artists from across the globe converge on Tufnell Park to take part in weekends that fried brains and realigned perspectives in equal measure"

Featuring

Faust

Faust appearing at this event

Founded in 1971, Krautrock band Faust were one of the most influential forces in the development of ambient and industrial textures. 'There is no group more mythical than Faust' said Julian Cope - and he should know!

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LOOP

LOOP appearing at this event

Loop was formed in Croydon, London, 1986 by Robert Hampson (vocals/guitars) and partner Beki Stewart (Bex) on drums. Following line-up changes - the arrival of new drummer John Wills, new bassist Neil MacKay and James Endeacott on second guitar the band took a primal rhythmic foundation, captured on their impressive debut full-length Heavens End (1987). Hypnotising all, with their discordant trance-like spell serving as an antidote to the prevailing trend in British pop at the time, they resurrected the concept of loud out there-rock for a new era, creating droning soundscapes of bleak beauty and harsh dissonance.

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Evil Blizzard

Evil Blizzard appearing at this event

In 2014, debut album The Dangers Of Evil Blizzard was unleashed upon the world and its sonic grooves and unrelenting weirdness quickly captured, and held hostage, the minds and imaginations of freaks across the land. Landing on the cover of The Guardian’s entertainment supplement, and warping the brains of Kerrang’s readership, the five-piece won accolades and nervous glances wherever they went. The band continue to deliver sinister psychedelic rock that will melt your mind and soul. You have been warned.

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The Cosmic Dead

The Cosmic Dead appearing at this event

"The Cosmic Dead are four psychedelic warlords from Glasgow with a penchant for trippy, long-form grooves that summon the spirit of Komische legends such as Neu! and Can and the Space-Prog oscillations of Hawkwind, amongst other trance-inducing influences." - Phantom Channel

See 3 tour dates featuring The Cosmic Dead

White Hills

Simple acoustic rhythms, flowing harmonics and lyrics that range from love and hate to spaceships and cigarette boxes. Honest, upbeat songs about life.

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Afrirampo

Wacky Japanese duo performing improvised noise from pop through to atonal wail. 'Part screaming fit, part tight-rope walking rock gymnastics' (Luminaire, London).

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Bilge Pump

Bilge Pump appearing at this event

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.

See 4 tour dates featuring Bilge Pump

Blood Sport

Blood Sport appearing at this event

A three piece band based in Sheffield who play a mixture of experimental rock and afrobeat.

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Casual Nun

A trippy psych-noise outfit.

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Cattle

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

See 2 tour dates featuring Cattle

Dead Neanderthals

Dutch sax / drums duo Dead Neanderthals aims directly for the jugular with their new album Polaris, an all-acoustic tour de force mastered by the king of noise: Lasse Marhaug. Out in March 2013 on Utech Records. Dead Neanderthals did shows with Shining (No), Napalm Death, Staer, MoHa!, Gum Takes Tooth, Gnod just to name a few, and played festivals like Incubate, Le Guess Who?, De Affaire, Solomacello and many more.

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Experimental Sonic Machines

Experimental Sonic Machines appearing at this event

Experimental Sonic Machines is Peter K Rollings' solo music act with home made instruments & costumes, based at Lincoln. Effectively a duo though, for he is usually accompanied by robot drummer Ernie. All ESM's music is original, based around homemade electromechanical sequencers using paper discs as programs. There's a set of original songs, but it can tangent off into improvisation - no two gigs are the same.

See Experimental Sonic Machines tour dates

Giant Swan

Giant Swan appearing at this event

Bristolian duo, Giant Swan, grab the necessary sounds from guitars, pedals and their own throats and deliver a raw live experience. A noisy techno bevy!

See 7 tour dates featuring Giant Swan

K-X-P

K-X-P are a Finnish cosmic space rock band who mixes electronics, krautrock, noise, and even rockabilly into a hypnotic and minimal motorik groove.

See 2 tour dates featuring K-X-P

Paddy Steer

Paddy Steer appearing at this event

Seen as a Zelig-like character intertwined in the timeline of Manchester's musical tradition he has played a wide range of music over the years. Under disco lights and from behind his stacked array of instruments, Paddy provides chaotic abstraction and nonsensical expression, taking the listener on a brilliant adventure.

See 2 tour dates featuring Paddy Steer

Sly & The Family Drone

Sinister drone swelling up from tape manipulation.

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Steve Davis

Steve Davis appearing at this event

MBE and OBE snooker star entertains fans with his dry sense of humour and flair of trick shots. Winner of six Embassy world titles. In recent years Steve has also become a DJ with his eclectic record collection.

See 2 tour dates featuring Steve Davis

Thought Forms

Thought Forms appearing at this event

Bath-based band with guitars flowing from beautiful whispers to pure noise with occasional dreamy vocals. They experiment with a compelling atmospheric sound, all cinematic soundscapes and yawning chasms of noise. They have been compared to Bardo Pond, Mogwai and early Sonic Youth and they carry on the proud lineage of off-kilter noise pop, joining the ranks of My Bloody Valentine, Suicide and many more.

See Thought Forms tour dates

Tomaga

Tomaga appearing at this event

London duo Tomaga channels percussive energy via analogue synthesizers, effects and contact microphones to create a collision of vibrating rhythms and tones. Tomaga is the manifestation of two musician's boredom at playing within conventional musical modes.

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Wren

Wren appearing at this event

Down-tempo sludge metal band from London.

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Also Appearing

Japanese New Music Festival, Albert Newton, Bruxa Maria, Kavus, Mums, Qujaku, Sh*twife, The Jimmy Cake

The Dome

  • 2a Dartmouth Park Hill
  • Tufnell Park
  • London
  • NW5 1HL
Website:
dometufnellpark.co.uk
Enquiries:
02072728153