Oxbow + Light Trap + Transitional

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Intensive, confrontational, raw and uncompromising: four words I think of when someone mentions Eugene and the boys to me. Amazing jazz infused, Birthday Party style noise, they produce a live show where you never know what might happen, an element which is as exciting as it is scary. Eugene is unpredictable and unsettling as he prowls the stage looking for unsuspecting victims to terrify and pours his soul into the microphone creating something that is undeniably powerful.
www.myspace.com/theoxbow

Light Trap are a trio from Birmingham, England comprised of John (Haxan, ex Doom & Sore Throat), Doug (Una Corda) and Nic (ex Napalm Death & Scorn).
They combine blackened and primitive noise rock with progressive and experimental elements.

From devouring linear drones, lush melancholy to pure unadulterated rage experienced through a back drop of churning rhythms, using Cohesive
experimental recording techniques combined with discordant world eating riffs enveloped in a signature approach to atmosphere and interspersing
melody making a truly individual record.

Transitional
The line up consists again of musican/producer Kevin Laska on guitar/voice/electronics/synth and drum programming, who’s probably best known
work before transitional was with Anthony Di Franco ( ex- skullflower ) as Novatron. Dave Cochrane( who’s past and present credits to name a few
include Head of David, jesu, Greymachine and God) on Basses.
www.myspace.com/transitionaluk

Poster by Ben Javens

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SOUNDS OF EXCESS

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OXBOW
ARMY OF FLYING ROBOTS
CAPRICORNS (ex Iron Monkey)
RON ATHEY + JULIANA SNAPPER
NICOLE BLACKMAN
CRYSTAL WRISTS
NOISE NOISE ALLORE
ESQUILAX
+ FILMS THROUGH OUT THE NIGHT


MAP FOR DEMON CLUB
(JUST OFF Small Brook Queensway and The Bristol Rd, 5 mins away
from NEW STREET STATION)

A journey beyond sonic barriers into the
outer reaches of sound, the Demonlapdancing club is the launchpad
for the blast of decibels and decadencethat is “Sounds Of Excess”™.
Curated by Capsule,”Sounds Of Excess”™ bringstogether an army of
experimental musicians for this aggressive auditoryassault. Eugene
and Nico are the lynchpins of Oxbow the San Franciscoquartet who
combined musique concrete with free jazz and punk on albums
like”Fuck Fest” and “Balls In The Great Meat Grinder” and who count
Steve Albiniand Marianne Faithfull amongst their fans. With
Capricorns caustic riff mongers and post-punk group Noise Noise
Alore! who leave the current glut of Gang Of Four copyists hanging
by their own skinny ties. Ron Athey, one of the world’s most
acclaimed and infamous artists will be performing. As well as
Nicole Blackman’s Courtesan Tales billed as a one-person show
performed for an audience of one will also be amongst the Fierce
regulars lurking amongst the shadows at this eerie event. With a
film programme which will include Jim Van Bebbers ‘My Sweet Satan’
and a showing of the uncut classic ‘Zombie Flesh Eaters’ as well as
dj fun though out the night.

check out other stuff
happening during the festival

Fierce Festival
website

Oxbow – 
www.theoxbow.com
“The greatest art rock band in the world.” VICE Magazine

www.thevanishing.com

VANISHING is a duo from San Francisco who have recently relocated
to Berlin to mix electro-dancehall beats with live disco/marching
rhythms, synths, effected sax, and a mesmerizing voice. Their
surreal and improvisational stage show whose brutal honesty and
sensual grittiness has been hypnotizing crowds everywhere .
THEIR INTENTION: TO LEAD THE WORLD INTO A DANCING FRENZY!!!

www.c-a-p-r-i-c-o-r-n-s.com/

At last, an ensemble from the UK underground that is challenging,
Fresh & invigorating; emerging from the granite wastes of
London, England comes the towering behemoth known as Capricorns.
(Members of Iron Monkey/Orange Goblin/Fabric/ Bridge & Tunnel
)

Noise Noise Allore!
Take their  cues from such post punk luminaries as devo and
gang of four but add an urgency that is all their own, a world
where rhythmic time changes vie for attention with angular shards
of guitar and a vocalist that can barley contain the voice from
within his own body, a highly charged sexual rush of a show that
will leave you confused and wanting more..as all good lovers
do.

Crystal Wrists
A band born in a small town. A place that sits in the  shadow
of churches, industrial blocks and neon lit underpasses seems
only  fitting for a band resonate of a darker yet possibly
more vital era.
There is an infection that lies in their sound. A drama, a design,
an art,  an honesty and a performance. Referencing bands such
as Bauhaus or The Psychedelic Furs

This event has been kindly supported by PRS Foundation
http://www.prsfoundation.co.uk/

and Zero Tolerance Magazine
http://www.zero-tolerance.co.uk/

Born into an extremely devout but dysfunctional Pentecostal
family in Connecticut 1961, the young Ron Athey was raised to be a
minister and feted as a gift from God by the congregation. But
whilst this religious upbringing set the course for Athey’s life it
certainly wasn’t in the direction his family intended. Living in
Los Angeles, Athey became a self-harming heroin addict until
finding a channel for the pain and confusion of his childhood in
performance art works which have consistently challenged and
trounced taboos such as HIV, incest and
suicide – becoming one of the world’s most acclaimed and infamous
artists in the process.

check out film footage from the night at
http://www.fiercetv.co.uk

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