Reformed '77 post-punk band, featuring Goldblade's John Robb. A key influence on bands like Big Black and the US underground, The Membranes are a melting pot of post punk, psychedelic rock, noise and drone, and neo classical pieces. The band claim they are "not a rock n roll project, but a high decibel orchestra playing discordant death disco symphonies about life and the universe and beyond. With music that varies from classic Membranes discordant noise, to drone rock epics, to neo classical orchestrated pieces to psych outs, to a walk on the dark side exercise in post punk with dark dub exercises…”
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Girls In Synthesis
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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The Deaf Institute
- 135 Grosvenor Street
- M1 7HE