[poster by David Hand]
In Celebration of International Women’s Day…and the day after that…and the day after that…and the day after that…
AJA // PRETTY GRIM // SOFA KING
PLUS DJS TIL LATE
@Centrala, Digbeth Birmingham
Saturday 7 March
Tickets £8 adv / £10 otd
Sunday 8th March marks International Women’s Day 2020… in celebration of this we’re throwing a big bash on Saturday 7th March (often it can be all too tricky to party on a Sunday). Join us in celebrating the incredible Women artists we champion in our Supersonic line-ups all year round, the Women that work their bums off to make Supersonic happen and the Women of our audience who sure know how to have a good time! From the production office, to the stage, to the mosh pit –
Supersonic Women take up space!
With industrious beats and yellow teats – yep, you guessed it…
AJA is headlining the show!
For those at our 15th edition festival last summer who were lucky enough to catch her unforgettable set beneath the Hell Mouth – you know what the fuss is about. AJA deploys rhythmic noise, bomb heavy drum machines, convolving vocal utterance and a dedicated hell-scape of field recordings laced with abrupt sound design and blistering drone. Breaking down barriers, the unhinged nature of her legendary psycho-visceral performances challenge audiences both sonically and visually.
As a collaborator with designer LU LA LOOP, AJA’s sounds have bruised the runway of Berlin Alternative Fashion Week. She works with the LGBTQ+ community running workshops in sound art and as an advocate of promoting and increasing the presence of women in electronic music.
Joining the line-up: brummie noise-makers PRETTY GRIM…
The elusive Pretty Grim are a supergroup of sorts. Anna Palmer of Dorcha, Kaila Whyte of Youth Man, and Meesha Fones of Victor both make up this alt-rock outfit. The layers of Fone’s thrashing drums are sliced by Whyte’s idiosyncratic guitar and topped by Palmer’s wails into the mic – the perfect cakey concoction of grinding proto-metal and angular punk, with a sense of fun that is purely infectious.
…and the gooey dream-pop of SOFA KING.
Birmingham based experimentalist Sofa King, is the musical output of pop-obsessed transgender individual Dianne Burdon. She treats reverb and feedback like a chemical formula. With raucous clashes of Tetris-like guitar beeps, to a drum beat that can just about keep up with Dianne’s vocal chants – be sure they’ll deliver on the promise of dad rock and the trans agenda.
plus Supersonic DJs til late.
**Please note that parts of this venue are only accessible via stairs.**
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